EAT | Crostini
It’s a scientific* fact: food tastes better in miniature form. Why else would we have so many ‘bite size’ versions of our favourite foods? How else do you explain why appetizers taste so amazing? Teeny Tiny foods are, in my professional opinion, the BEST.
Crostini, which literally means “little toast”, is an Italian appetizer made up of small pieces of toasted bread with a variety of toppings, some what similar to bruschetta. In short: tiny toast = awesome! Choose your favourite toppings and seasonings and go crazy! Perfect for dinner parties, a light lunch or when you just feel like eating itty bitty toasties.
*Disclaimer: it’s not actually anywhere near a scientific fact.
- 1 Baguette
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- Olive oilToppings of your choice:
- Ricotta cheese
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Chilli & Garlic Olives
- Hungarian Salami
- Red Onion
- Parsley or Basil
- Diagonally slice the baguette into ½ inch thick slices and place on a baking tray.
- Drizzle bread pieces with a light covering of olive oil and place under a hot grill for 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and turn all the pieces over and toast the opposite side.
- While toasting, prepare your toppings: slice cucumber, red onion, avocado, salami; halve tomatoes and olives and chop your herbs.
- 4. Remove the toasted bread from the oven and using a clove of garlic cut in half – rub the cut side onto the hot bread. Repeat with all the cloves of garlic adding flavour to the bread.
- Top each piece with your choice of topping combinations.
- Season with salt & pepper, herbs or add a dash of dressing (lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, we placed ricotta cheese on all of ours and topped with the following: Tomato & cracked pepper, Red Onion and Parsley (not pictured – and diced capsicum), Avocado and grated lemon rind, Salami and Olive, Cucumber and sesame seeds)