Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Strawberry Nutella Panini

Although the panini originated in Italy, 
literally meaning, a little bread, the French have
embraced the panini and today's recipe honors
that with
Nutella and strawberries as the stars in this 
sweet panini and what could be more French for breakfast
than Nutella (OK, so Nutella was invented by the Italians but
the French have heartily adopted it!)

I made today's panini on homemade
French bread
but you can make it on any crusty, good quality bread.

Just spread the Nutella on one side and top with fresh
sliced strawberries.  Top with the second slice of bread
and butter the outside or use cooking spray, then
toast until golden in a hot panini maker.
Our panini maker is one of our
most used appliances.  The children
love to come home from school and make
a panini for themselves.

Since this one was a sweet panini, I finished it off with
a dusting of powdered sugar.  Now this makes a really
fun breakfast for a special treat.

The pure pleasure of the panini maker is that it creates
a moist inside with a crusty, crunchy exterior.

We have a saying at our house - "You could put rocks in 
a panini sandwich and it would be delicious!"  Not really,
but we haven't had a bad panini yet.

Celebrate with Anita at
Castles, Crowns, Cottages
by trying a sweet panini stuffed with traditional

I will be posting this with 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. This looks fun and delicious! A little whipped cream?! I think I need a panini maker! Love Nutella!

    Hope all is well with you. Thanks for stopping by today! :)


  2. Looks like a great way to start the day! I've used the Griddler as a grill, not as a panini maker yet, gotta correct that:@)

  3. Looks really scrummy. Great pics!

  4. Oh my my, that looks so yummy! I love Nutella.

  5. Hmmmm, wish I had one right now with my coffee! I know my grands would love this too.


  6. Get on back....this looks soooo good!
    Who would have ever thought to fix this kind of panini? Super great idea...
    Have a good day..

  7. Oh heavens...what a great panini! I'm sitting here drooling! :)

  8. Great idea....Love Nutella and strawberries. I really like my Panini press.....There is so many things you can cook with it.

  9. Nutella is an Italian product, not French.

  10. Oh my, easy and wonderfully decadent! What's not to love with this sandwich/dessert??!! I don't have a panini maker...hmmm, maybe I need to re-think that!

  11. I have a panini maker and I know what I'm doing with it on Saturday! This looks to-die-for! You had me at nutella and strawberries! YUM!

    Danielle xo

  12. I've made a grilled Nutella sandwich on challah bread before(YUM!), but adding strawberries would be a perfect summer treat! Thanks for the great idea:)

  13. I just showed this to my husband, who is a big Nutella fan. Are you ready?...he eats it on French bread with a thin slice of cheese on top. He would love a Nutella and strawberry panini!


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