Cioccolato Crostini (Chocolate Crostini or Grown-up S’Mores)
4 tbsp. butter
8 slices Italian bread or French baguette
4 oz. dark or milk chocolate bar, broken into 8 pieces or 8 tsp. Nutella
Coarse sea salt (optional)
1 tbsp. sugar mixed with 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
Butter one side of each slice of bread generously. On a grill or in a skillet place slices butter side down over medium heat, just until pale gold on one side. Cover toasted bread (on unbuttered side) with chocolate or Nutella. Lower temperature and cover, cooking until the chocolate is softened (2-3 minutes). Serve immediately, sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt or a dusting of cinnamon sugar.
By Lori Ross, Southern Boating January 2018