Yes, Panini for dessert. It's a Chocolate and Strawberry panini and fits my current theme ... quick, easy and something new! I saw this on FoodTV during my NY trip and could not wait to come back home and try it. It's a success with kids but us adults have been loving it to :)
1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommend Nutella...mmmm!)
12 (1/2-inch) thick slices pound cake loaf (known as sponge cake in the UK)
6 fresh strawberries, hulled and very thinly sliced
Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray (optional)
Vanilla Ice cream (optional)
Heat a panini grill to medium. Even a 'George Foreman' grill will do. Spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread over 1 side of all of the pound cake slices. Arrange the sliced strawberries over 6 cake slices. Cover with the remaining cake slices, chocolate side down. Spray the panini grill with nonstick spray and grill each panino until the pound cake is crisp and golden and the fillings are warm. It takes about 2 minutes depending on your grill strength. Cut each panino in half and serve. For those who like the hot with cold taste, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. You know me...I can't keep away from ice cream!
You can also try the recipe with bananas if that's the preferred fruit.