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Mascarpone Brioche Sandwiches With Chocolate Soup

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“This "chocolate soup" is really "grown-up" hot chocolate. Just remember the liqueur if you are going to share this with the kids. This recipe is courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 2004.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 14 cup coffee-flavored liqueur (Kahlua, Sabra)
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 8 slices brioche bread or 8 slices challah, cut into 1/3-inch slices
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or 4 tablespoons margarine, at room temperature


  1. Combine the cream and milk in a heavy, medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Add the chocolate and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth, about 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and add liqueur.
  4. Cover to keep warm.
  5. Combine the cream cheese and honey in a small bowl and mix until well blended.
  6. Fold in the mascarpone.
  7. Spread the mixture on 4 slices of the bread and top with the remaining bread.
  8. Spread 1-1/2 teaspoons of the butter, on each side of the sandwich.
  9. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. Add the sandwiches 1 at a time and cook until golden brown, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
  11. Remove and repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
  12. Cut each sandwich into 4 traingles.
  13. To serve, ladle the soup into 4 shallow bowls and top each with 1 quartered sandwich.
  14. Serve at once.

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