mascarpone + chocolate + apricot coulis sandwich

I am slightly overwhelmed right now. Somehow, while I type this, there is a terrible day-time talk show that keeps grabbing my attention. I hate shows like this. Total time wasting fluff. But, somehow I keep getting sucked in. Moments ago, I actually stifled a laugh from a joke about a totally stereotypical marital situation. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with me! And then, I realized two things.

1. I am the king of procrastination
2. I am trying to write about a really ugly sandwich.

Seriously, look at that thing though! All those goopy layers. All those colors that don't really belong in a sandwich. Even with a pretty photo, this thing doesn't exactly look trustworthy.

Thinking about it, this sandwich is a lot like this talk show. You see it, and you really don't want to like it. Outwardly, it is most certainly unappealing. Sure, it has some ingredients that you enjoy; but all together? No, that just won't do! Not to mention, what will everyone think if they find out what you've been fooling around with. It's kind of embarrassing. So, maybe you just don't tell anyone. Keep it secret.

So, I suppose that's where we will leave this. Sometimes, something is good enough that you don't care that you shouldn't like it. It is so captivating (or so absurd) that is captures your attention, and you have no choice but to succumb to the allure.

So, if you can find it in yourself to give this a shot, in spite yourself; you will certainly be rewarded. It is creamy, with the perfect amount sweet. Then, tang of the apricot brings the perfect balance to the two. The fact that it only takes minutes to make, means it is a great addition to your breakfast//brunch arsenal. That is, if you don't mind ugly.

mascarpone + chocolate + apricot coulis sandwich

  • 3 apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 good quality bittersweet chocolate bar
  • mascarpone cheese
  • nice, fresh white bread of your choice
  • coconut oil or butter
In blender, combine apricots, lemon and sugar.  Puree until smooth.  Set aside.

Assemble sandwich.  You can make as many or as few as you like, obviously.  We found that 1 square of chocolate (chopped) worked well per sandwich.  You can use more or less depending on your preference.

Using a knife, brush outside of bread with coconut oil or butter. Spread a thin layer of mascarpone on each side of the interior of the bread, sprinkle with chocolate, add apricot coulis.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.  Cook sandwich until lightly browned on both sides. 
Serve immediately.