Monday 4 November 2013

Crostini with Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella/Crostini with Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella Cheese with step by step photos

For this month’s IFC challenge we are exploring the Campania cuisine of Italy chosen by Priya Suresh. Campania is a highly populated region in the Southern Italy, located on the Italian Peninsula with the Mediterranean Sea to the West.

Campania’s exuberant cuisine relies on sun-kissed vegetables and herbs, salty capers, dried pasta and fresh farmhouse cheeses, chief among them water buffalo’s Mozzarella. Campania is home to over 80% of Italy’s water buffaloes, so the Campani produce a number of delicious water buffalo’s milk cheeses. For this month’s IFC challenge I chose to do the Corstini with cherry tomatoes & mozzarella. Thanks a lot Mrs. Priya for the wonderful challenge.

Here’s how to make Crostini with step by step photos…

French Bread [store bought]
1 loaf
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
1 ball
Cherry Tomatoes
1 cup
Olive oil
2 tbsp
2 cloves minced
Mixed Italian Herbs [dried]
½ tsp
Basil leaves
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                      Recipe Category: Appetizer/Main Course
Baking time: 15 minutes                                       Recipe Cuisine: Italian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and slice the tomatoes and keep it aside. Slice or grate the cheese in to a bowl, similarly  slice the French bread and keep it aside.

In a small bowl mix olive oil, garlic and dried herbs. The original recipe uses the butter, but I prefer to use olive oil.

Brush both sides of sliced bread with olive oil mixture.

Top with cheese, tomato slices and chopped basil leaves. I used cilantro instead of basil leaves.

Bake for 10 -15 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Crispy, cheesy and colourful Crostini is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. I just posted my travel venture to Venice, Italy. We eat to glory most of the Italian dishes and when I missed them, I now have your wonderful recipe.

  2. So yum and delicious :) :) Loved it :) hey i am so sorry for not replying back ur email u sent me long back about guest post. we will do that surely:) I wil mail u :)

  3. my favorite appetizer dish , we got that brand of cheese here too. now have to make this soon again

  4. crostini looks yummy....cute presentation...

  5. They look so yummy.. I wish I could eat them now.. I'll try this surely
    Keep in touch,

  6. Melting cheese and fresh tomatoes and crispy baguette ...hmm mouthwatering

  7. Looks very yummy and inviting presentation too.

  8. Beautiful, tempting and colorful crostini..

  9. vibrant and tasty crostini Priya,looks great

  10. Wow, bread looks wonderful with an cheesy top. Would love to have them on tea-time

  11. Now I have bouquette (french bread) and mozerella cheese here, going to try this...

  12. I love Italian cuisine.. Very crispy and colorful crostini.. Awesome presentation Priya :-)

  13. Love this dish... cheesy and yummmm

  14. Am drooling again over ur crostini, well one sis.

  15. I will do this for my son. He will love this, thank you, Priya! We will also eat in his name!

  16. Colorful and crispy crostini!! looks delightful and thanks for trying this month challenge..

  17. Looks colorful & tasty. Thanks for linking.


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