Thursday, 1 May 2014

Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Brie Grilled Cheese {Week 6 of The Grilled Cheese Transformation}

Twelve week transformations are tough. Twelve weeks is a long time (it is a whole seasons worth, think about how long winter feels!) and priorities can change. As such I will not be continuing with the Grilled Cheese Transformation. Grilled Cheese is not something that should be forced and, I have come to the conclusion that the most enjoyable cheese toasties are the ones you can make with whatever you have lying about in your fridge.

However, I will not leave you without one final grilled cheese extravaganza- The dark chocolate, raspberry and brie grilled cheese by Ambitious Kitchen. Monique's blog is a foodspiration gem with an enormous number of creative recipes for healthy food and a good little dose of really unhealthy but exceptionally delicious recipes (Nutella stuffed brown butter & sea salt chocolate chip cookies anyone?).

Dessert grilled cheese is not something I have considered previously. A major oversight. However, I do suggest that if you are planning one of these for dessert you put a bit of thought into dinner. Plan something light and healthy, like a salad. Don't hoe into one of these sandwiches after a huge plate of pasta, or steak and chips, or you will die. Trust me, I'm a health professional.

You will need:
Sliced bread (we had a lovely spelt sourdough)- lightly buttered on the outside
Raspberries (frozen are fine)
Dark chocolate
Brie (I used triple cream)

Load up your bread

Pan fry your sandwich. I like to pop the sandwich in the microwave for 20 seconds just to get the cheese soft first.

And enjoy
dark chocolate raspberry and brie grilled cheese dessert sandwich recipe

Possibly one of the easiest and most delicious desserts ever. Trust me, I'm a health professional.

We had these with a lovely little glass of muscat by Stanton & Killeen (we bought this from the cellar door on our Rutherglen winery tour). Luscious with a slightly floral nose and lashings of raisins and honey. As I just googled the wine to give you the link and the price, I noticed that the winemaker has suggested a food match with rich chocolate tart and raspberry coulis. I'm half tempted to email him this recipe- chocolate tart is soo complicated :)
stanton and killeen rutherglen muscat
This is one of their middle of the range muscats- $34 and widely available.

Grilled cheese rating 5/5!

1 comment:

  1. Er yum! This is one genius sandwich Nicole, it looks amazing.


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