Today I am making a simple breakfast tartine with salted butter & chocolate. My friend Juliet of Make Mine a Spritzer joined me for Tartine Tuesday.
My original plan for today’s tartine was to use the mascarpone from last week’s tartine and add some fresh figs. I must have checked five grocery stores and markets and could not locate a single fig. But this is what I love most about tartines. You can use whatever you have; sometimes, the simpler, the better.
A Tartine with Shaved Chocolate and Salted Butter
Tartines can make something completely ordinary look and, more importantly, taste like something special. Like my cinnamon sugar Polk a-dot toast inspired by a Japanese cafe in the east village. And that’s why I knew I could take two of my favorite ingredients, butter and chocolate, and make them into a tartine.
The Ingredients You Will Need to Make this Simple Breakfast Tartine
- Rustic bread, sliced
- Salted butter at room temperature
- Good Chocolate (I used part of a dark chocolate candy bar)
A Simple Breakfast Tartine
Sometimes the simplest ingredients make the best tartine!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Two slices of rustic bread
- Two tablespoons salted butter at room temperature
- One chocolate bar (For two servings, you’ll only use about a quarter of the bar, tops)
- Toast the bread on both sides, buttered for extra decadence on one side.
- Spread a thick layer of softened butter on one side and shave the chocolate right on top using a vegetable peeler.
- Serve immediately with an Americano
Keywords: toast, tartine, bread, breakfast, chocolate
Would I make this again?
I think that question tells a lot. Would I make this simple breakfast tartine with salted butter and shaved chocolate? Absolutely yes! I asked my husband what he thought and how he would rate it. He said it reminded him of eating a pain au chocolat in Paris. And he would give it an 8.5 out of 10! And so far, none of my tartines have rated a 10.