Chocolate PaniniCuisinart Original Recipe
4 slices crusty country Italian loaf (each about 8 x 4 x 1/2-inch)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped finely (1/8-inch pieces)
powdered sugar for dusting
cinnamon for dusting
Preheat the Cuisinart™ Griddler in the closed griddle position to 350°F.
Brush one side of each slice of bread with melted butter. Place 2 slices of bread on work surface, buttered side down. Top each one evenly with chopped chocolate. Place remaining bread on top of the chocolate buttered side up.
Carefully place each panini on the bottom griddle plate of the Cuisinart™ Griddler. Close Griddler and apply medium pressure to the handle for 20 - 30 seconds. Bake the panini for 5 minutes - until the chocolate is melted and the bread is toasted golden brown and crispy.
Remove, cut into quarters and dust lightly with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Serve hot, but not immediately as the melted chocolate can burn the tongue.