chocolate toast

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A Spanish Pantry Classic
Here's a treat that will make you want to be a kid again—or, more accurately, a kid in Spain, since this is a traditional snack for children in Catalonia and beyond. All you need is a thick slice of good bread, whether rich and refined challah or a yeasty, rustic loaf, and a bar of chocolate (try dark chocolate, or a not-too-sweet dark-milk chocolate). Grate or chop the bar, pile it onto the bread and toast until the chocolate softens but doesn't melt completely. Use a knife to spread the chocolate evenly over the bread, cut it in half and enjoy.