Another first for me with the most recent cheese board was a basic Crostini. I have eaten it before, but never made it.
It is quite possibly the easiest thing I have ever made. I did use one shortcut to make my basic Crostini, which added to the ease. If I make it again I will probably make my own baguette.
The family loved it and it worked great on the cheese board. Basic Crostini is a perfect cross between bread and a cracker. It is crisp with a bit of chew and a light flavor.
The Hubs was such a fan that he has already asked me to make some more. I will oblige this weekend. The small amount of time to make basic Crostini using purchased Baguette is so small. Additionally, it is definitely easy enough that a 13 year old can make it. Mine did!
Have you ever had Crostini? What do you think?
Basic Crostini Recipe
- 1 Baguette
- ½ cup olive oil
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice baguette into ¼” rounds. Place on baking sheet or sheets.
Using pastry brush, coat both sides of each slice of baguette with olive oil.
Remove peel from garlic and slice each clove in half lengthwise. Rub cut side of garlic over the top of each slice of baguette. Salt each slice of baguette.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Turn baking sheets one half turn in oven about halfway through baking time. If underside of crostini is not browning, flip over so that both sides brown.
Remove browned crostini from oven and place baking sheet or sheets on a wire rack. Cool completely before serving.