What a great way to start off a meal celebrating the wonderful ingredient that is chocolate with this fantastic Toast with Chocolate and Fleur de Sel.
This is a great snack to satisfy your chocolate craving, plus also makes a delicious appetizer to serve your family and friends. Chocolate is a decadent treat that always hits the spot no matter when you desire it. This Toast with Chocolate and Fleur Sel is like eating a truffle on toast. Sometimes, simplicity is often the best, and this recipe is simple to make and so good!
Use a quality dark chocolate for the best tasting experience.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Put the thin baguette loaf on a cutting board; slice it thinly and diagonally into 20 1/4-inch slices (so that you get 1/4-inch wedge-like slices). Lay the slices on an ungreased baking sheet.
Top each slice of baguette bread with a thin square of the best bittersweet or dark chocolate you can find. NOTE: It should be no bigger a piece that what you would normally bite from a chocolate bar.
Place the baking sheet into the oven. Let bake only until the chocolate is melted, but still holds its shape. Remove from oven and immediately move them to a serving platter.
Sprinkle each slice first with a few drops of the best extra-virgin olive oil you own. Then sprinkle over the top of the olive oil with fleur del sel or coarse sea salt. NOTE: The salt should enliven the flavor of the chocolate and not make it salty.
* This is a great recipe to use your Fleur de sel.
Source: This recipe has been adapted from the cookbook “Cooking for Mr Latte, A Food Lover’s Courtship, with Recipes” by Amanda Hesser.