Saturday, August 27, 2011

He needs a recipe to make toast!

I've often heard the phrase 'He needs a recipe to make toast.' along with it's companion phrase 'When she boils water, she burns it.' as ways of insulting somebody's culinary prowess. Consequently the idea of posting any kind of recipe for toast is an odd one, so take what follows as a suggestion for a very specific purpose.
I am currently making Ricotta in the kitchen. See the recipe here.

I'm taking it to a party tonight (along with a Caprese Salad), and I wanted some little toast rounds to serve it upon.

So for the cost of a 99 cent baguette, I made these :)

Preheat the oven to 350F

Slice the baguette thinly

in a small bowl mix olive oil, garlic powder and Italian seasoning (and salt if the Italian seasoning doesn't already have it)

Brush each side of each slice with the olive oil mixture and place on a wire baking rack stood inside a rimmed baking sheet (covered in foil for easy clean up)

Bake 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Then let cool.

These will be served tonight with the Ricotta.

Tasty and cheaper than purchasing pre-toasted slices ( I see them for sale at the store but have never yet seen anyone buy them!)


1 comment:

Jim Kelley said...

what? no mention of 'butter' in the making of toast?!? ..must be some European thing... for folks born here in Texas, we'd put that ohl in tha dressin, and substitute melted butter to slather them slices in... jus' sayin.