Toasted Bread With Chocolate
Yep, sometimes it's the simple things that are oh-so-good. Warning: Once you serve this up, peanut butter toast will seem soooo boring.
- Eight ½ inch-thick slices good bread, such as a rustic peasant bread or a real baguette
- Best-quality extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
- 4 oz best-quality bittersweet chocolate, very coarsely chopped (scant 1 cup)
- Sea salt, kosher salt, or any specialty salt
- Position a rack 4 inches from the broiler element and heat to high.
- Put the bread on a baking sheet and toast until light golden on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- Drizzle the bread with olive oil.
- Distribute the chocolate evenly on top of the bread.
- Turn off the broiler and return the bread to the oven until the residual heat melts the chocolate, about 1 minute.
- Smooth the chocolate with a table knife, if you want. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each slice and serve.