Monday, 4 November 2013

Crostini with Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella

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…


Ingredients

French Bread [store bought]
1 loaf
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
1 ball
Cherry Tomatoes
1 cup
Olive oil
2 tbsp
Garlic
2 cloves minced
Mixed Italian Herbs [dried]
½ tsp
Basil leaves
few

Method

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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23 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  5. They look so yummy.. I wish I could eat them now.. I'll try this surely
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  6. Melting cheese and fresh tomatoes and crispy baguette ...hmm mouthwatering

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  7. Looks very yummy and inviting presentation too.

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  8. Beautiful, tempting and colorful crostini..

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  9. vibrant and tasty crostini Priya,looks great

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

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

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

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  13. Love this dish... cheesy and yummmm

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

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

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

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  17. Looks colorful & tasty. Thanks for linking.

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