Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mascarpone Brioche Sandwiches with Chocolate Soup

1 c. heavy cream
1 c. whole milk
1 c. chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. honey
3 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese
8 1/3” slices brioche or other egg or homestyle white bread
4 Tbsp. butter, softened

1. In a heavy, medium saucepan, combine the cream and milk; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add chocolate chips and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth, about 4 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, honey and mascarpone cheese. Butter one side of each slice of bread. On the unbuttered side of 4 bread slices spread ¼ of the cream cheese mixture. Place the other slice of bread, buttered side facing out, onto of cream cheese. In large skillet, toast sandwiches for a few minutes on each side until butter is melted and outside is crispy.
3. To serve, ladle soup into small bowls, serve with quartered sandwiches.

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