|Crostinis - A Little Piece of Bread with Infinite Possibilities||
More crostini ideas:
Mushroom Caviar Crostini - Click here for the recipe
Crostini, which are
made by slicing bread thin and brushing both sides with olive oil and
toasting, originate from the Tuscany area of Italy. They can be topped and
flavored infinite ways and are a great treat to serve to guests – you can
serve one as a featured item or several to suit everyone’s tastes.
As for bread, you want
a loaf that is small in circumference like a baguette since it will be
hard for your guests to bite into larger pieces of crunchy, toasty bread.
When sliced, a typical 8-ounce baguette will make up to 48, ¼ inch
crostinis, thus making this an economical and fun appetizer.
Since the possibilities
are endless for topping your crostinis, they are of course the perfect
appetizers to serve throughout the entire year utilizing what is in
season. They are great served with roasted nuts, olives, savory
Mediterranean dips and Italian deli meats such sopressa, capacolla,
proscuitto or salami.