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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Raspberry Cream Cheese Paninis 
with Chocolate Ganache Dipping Sauce

Yield 4 pieces (4 half-sandwiches)                                                                           

4 slices Panera Bread Country Miche
4 oz. cream cheese softened
4 tbsp raspberry jam
Butter for spreading on bread

Place a cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium heat.
Spread 2 oz. cream cheese on one slice of bread, and two tbsp. raspberry jam on another slice.  Repeat with other two slices of bread.  Sandwich together jam and cream cheese covered pieces and butter each side of the bread.  Place sandwich in hot grill pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until cream cheese and jam are melty and bread is golden brown.

Chocolate ganache sauce:

1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp. unsalted butter

Place heavy cream and chocolate chips in a microwave proof bowl.  Heat at 30 second increments, until cream is hot and chocolate can be whisked smooth.  Whisk in butter until well incorporated.  Serve immediately with Raspberry Cream Cheese Paninis.
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