Crostini

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  • Crostini is isn’t available in every grocery store and sometimes expensive, but it’s so easy to make using fresh or even slightly stale baguette. Crostini are the perfect accompaniment to cheese trays and appetizers, can be enjoyed alone or topped with fruits and herbs.

    how to make crostini

    Crostini is my favorite way to use “old” bread that would otherwise go to waste and let’s be honest, I don’t like to let bread go to waste! However, you can also make crostini using fresh bread. I most frequently use take and bake bread – prepackaged bread you bake, then slice, but whatever bread you use, this recipe yields delicious, crunchy Crostini every time!

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    You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to whip this easy recipe up, but you’ll look like it when you serve it! They’re perfect for entertaining. They make the prettiest accompaniment to any appetizer and if you have any leftover, there are a variety of ways you can use them throughout the week.

    crostini with olive oil

    PLEASE TAKE ME TO THE CROSTINI RECIPE…

    If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks, essential cooking information and recipe ideas and get straight to this easy recipe,  simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

    What is Crostini?

    Italian for “little toasts” they are thin slices of toasted bread {or grilled}, usually cut from a baguette and topped with olive oil. It is also the equivalent of a crouton for soups and salads, just thinner.

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    What Type of Bread is Needed to Make Crostini:

    • baguette
    • ciabatta
    • french bread
    • artisan bread
    • bagels {also sliced}

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    How to Make Crostini:

    • Slice a baguette into thin slices at an angle.
    • Line crostini on a baking sheet.
    • Using a pastry brush, coat with olive oil.
    • Optional: add a fresh crack of sea salt, black pepper or herbs.
    • Broil 1 – 1 1/2 minutes until just toasted and crunchy.

    how to make crostini

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    How to Store Crostini:

    They taste best straight from the oven, but you can store crostini in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 5 days at room temperature. If air is humid, you can recrisp by broiling for just one minute.

    Crostini Recipe and Printable Recipe Card:

    how to make crostini
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    Crostini

    Sure, you can purchase Crostini, but they're so easy to make, why not? Crostini are the perfect accompaniment to cheese trays and appetizers, can be enjoyed alone or topped with fruits and herbs.
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword christmas, easy recipe, entertaining, snack, spread, thanksgiving
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 1 minute
    Total Time 6 minutes
    Servings 16
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 1 baguette
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp sea salt

    Instructions

    1. Slice a baguette into thin slices at an angle.
    2. Line crostini on a baking sheet.
    3. Using a pastry brush, coat with olive oil.
    4. Optional: add a fresh crack of sea salt, black pepper or herbs.
    5. Broil 1 - 1 1/2 minutes until just toasted and crunchy.

    Recipe Notes

    use fresh cracked pepper, sea salt or herbs to customize your crostini

    optional: rub with garlic clove for added flavor

    They taste best straight from the oven, but you can store crostini in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 5 days at room temperature. If air is humid, you can recrisp by broiling for just one minute.


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