Friday, February 21, 2014
Crostini is an Italian word meaning "little toasts". I've seen them displayed in pricey delicatessens and cheese counters, but I've never tried them until now. Delicious! They are usually served with a topping of some kind, or as the base for a canapé.
You simply slice baguette bread VERY thin, place the slices on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil, and season with salt & pepper. (Garlic salt or other herbs would be wonderful as well)
I sprinkled these little toasts with Himalayan pink sea salt, and then a little freshly ground pepper. After baking at 350° for about 15-20 minutes - they turn a lovely shade of golden brown.
Make sure you turn the crostini over once during baking, and it even helps to rotate your baking sheet halfway through.
We served these with cheese ball at Valentine's Day. (Yes, I'm a little late posting!) For a little "blush" on your heart shaped cheese ball - try coating it with smoked paprika. Yum.