The Strawberry Nutella Bleeding Heart Panini

Strawberry Nutella PaniniIt is safe to say we are obsessed with nutella at The Family Kitchen. I mean, what’s not to love? The other day I had some extra bread leftover from our dinner paninis and decided to make dessert panini, drawing inspiration from Jaime’s post last summer. I used strawberry jam, a touch of mascarpone and a generous spread of nutella. The results? The bleeding heart panini. I gave it that name because it had kind of a heart shape when I cut the bread, it had nothing to do with my state of mind. It turned out to be a delicious treat that hit the spot on a cold winter evening. Even my daughter loved it and asked if she could have it the next night for dinner. Umm, no. But we can have it again tomorrow night for dessert.

Strawberry Nutella Panini

2 slices of bread

Nutella

Strawberry Jam

Mascarpone Cheese

Tiny bit of butter

1. Layer a swip of nutella, mascarpone and jam on the bread slices and sandwich together. On the outside of the bread slices swipe about 1 teaspoon of butter evenly over each side. Place the sandwich on a grill or sandwich maker and press down. Toast until the bread is browned and crispy and the nutella/jam mixture is oozing out the sides.

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