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Crostini These yummy French bread toasts not only are great accompaniment to soups and salads, they also make a versatile appetizer or canapé, just top with your favourite ingredients. Try the easy combination of finely chopped tomato, garlic and basil to make a classic Italian bruschetta. Olive tapenade or roasted red peppers with goats cheese also make delicious toppings, the possibilities are endless.
Extra Virgin olive Oil
Garlic Cloves
  1. Slice the baguette into 3/4"-1" thick slices.
  2. Place the bread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 325°F for 10 minutes
  3. Remove from the oven and turn all the slices over, then return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and brush each slice with olive oil, then return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until thoroughly dried out and lightly browned.
  5. After baking, slice the garlic cloves in half and lightly rub each crostini with the garlic to add a touch of garlic flavour.
  • The crostini can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.
  • Adding herbs to the olive oil imparts a hint of flavour, or you can try using a flavoured oil like chilli oil.
  • If you brush the oil on before any baking, the moist dough will act like a sponge and absorb much more oil, therefore this method of partially baking the crostini before brushing with the oil, yields a crisper lighter crostini.

Posted by Victoria on September 10, 2004 11:05 AM to Gourmet Greatrix