Your family and guests won’t believe how easy it is to make this appetizer or snack: crostini with a “fully loaded” goat cheese spread.
Put a twist on the standard appetizer spread with a creamy goat cheese spread, a drizzle of flavorful oil and your favorite antipasto ingredients.
We simply went online and ordered the antipasto ingredients from DeLallo, purveyor of fine Italian groceries (they also provided the recipe).
The recipe serves from two hungry people to 6-8 adults seeking just a bite with a glass of wine.
It’s a crowd pleaser that certainly brightens up the day!
1. WHISK the ricotta and goat cheese until smooth in a medium mixing bowl. Spread cheese mixture on a serving dish (see photo).
You can bake the crostini up to a week in advance. Once cool, store them at room temperature in a resealable plastic bag.
For extra flavor, substitute a flavored olive oil, such as garlic- or herb-infused oil.
For added heat, chili-infused oil works, too.
1. PREHEAT the oven to 350°F. Arrange the baguette slices on two large rimmed baking sheets. Brush both sides with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
2. BAKE until golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. If the undersides are not browning, turn the slices over once during baking. Cool on the baking sheets.