[donotprint]I realize that for a while there I was posting about crostini ALL THE TIME, and I needed to get ahold of myself. But it’s been a while now, and I can only resist the crostini siren song for so long, and so here I am back again in my crostini groove. This time with fig jam and blue cheese. Can you blame me? I can’t blame me.
So, just to repeat what I have already said a million times before, crostini is as simple as grabbing a loaf of french bread, slicing it on the diagonal into nice thin slices, brushing them with olive oil and baking them until they are just a little crispy. We’re not looking for brown here, except maybe around the edges…just a nice toasty feel.
Cool ‘em down, and then all that is left to do is spread them with a little fig jam or chutney (I used jam) and a small slice of your favorite blue cheese. I had some Maytag blue, but a creamy Gorgonzola would be heaven as well.
And there you are, right there on the crostini highway with me.
Blue Cheese and Fig Jam Crostini, adapted from Real Simple [/donotprint]