No holiday feast is complete without Gay Lea Whipped Cream

Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches with Vanilla Orange Compound Butter and Gay Lea Whipped Cream

Yep, you read that right: Grilled chocolate sandwiches – Easter Bunch never tasted so good!

3 tbsp (45 mL) Gay Lea Spreadables (*or, softened butter)

1 tsp (5 mL) Canadian Maple Syrup

½ vanilla bean scraped (paste only) OR 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp (2 mL) finely grated orange zest

4 slices of egg bread (*or cinnamon raisin bread)

1 (100 g/3.5 oz) quality dark chcolate bar (at least 70%), broken in half

Gay Lea Regular or Coconut Whipped Cream – click here to learn more.

Garnish: fresh berries

Stir together butter, maple syrup, vanilla and orange zest.  Divide butter evenly between, and on both sides of bread (as you would if making a grilled cheese sandwich).  Pre-heat a non-stick pan or flat griddle to medium high.  Place two slices of bread on pre-heated griddle and divide chocolate evenly between bread.  Top with remaining piece of bread (to make a sandwich).  Grill for about 3 minutes, while gently pressing each sandwich down with spatula.  Flip sandwich over and grill for an additional 3 minutes (approx.) until bread is grilled and chocolate is soft.  Cut each sandwich in half and garnish with fresh berries and whipped cream.  Makes two sandwiches.

CTV Easter

Always fun eating and cooking with pal Henry Burris!! Click here to watch my Sinful Easter Brunch segment on CTV Morning Live Ottawa.

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