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Feb 19, 2008 05:29 PM

Brie, basil, chocolate?

Giada combined these three on a sandwich of all places last week and even though I was skeptical when I saw this I have found myself craving it ever since. Has anyone tried this combination? Is it any good? Any recommendations for how to make it work?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Combining these three on a sandwich sounds a bit off to me. Combining the three on Giada would be much more appealing.

    But enough about my cravings. I can see a chocolate-basil combo and a brie-basil combo, but not all three.

    1. What kind of chocolate? Not brand, I mean what amount of cocoa?

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      1. re: Shane Greenwood

        She used regular Nestle chocolate chips. She put slices of brie and a few chocolate chips and some basil chiffonade on sourdough and put it in the panini press (which she called a panini maker...) and waited until the cheese and chips started to melt.

        I don't usually eat cheese and I don't really know why this particular recipe stuck in my mind... maybe just my curosity.

      2. Sounds strange, but sometimes the oddest combos end up being good. Since I would have use for all three ingredients I'd be willing to do a sacrificial sample!

        1. Giada demonstrated the same sandwich on Oprah and even though she did not say so, you could tell that Oprah did not like it at all.

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          1. re: bw2082

            haha, that's 2 votes for "no" -- HSBSteveM & Oprah :)

          2. im just about to make it!! i will let u know how it is when im done eating...i was also watching it the other day with my bf..he laughed and said it looked weird but sounded delicious to me!