Simple Crostini Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

How to make crostini, which are small slices of French baguette bread that are baked up into crispy bread crackers that are used for snacks and appetizers.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crostini
Servings: 24
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 day old French baguette
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Flavored Crostini Additions
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh dill
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Slice the baguette crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices, cutting diagonally so that you get the longest slices possible ( see the shape of the slices in the photos)
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the butter and olive oil.
  4. If you want any flavor additions, mix them into the butter compound now.
  5. Use a brush to spread the butter compound onto the top of each slice of bread. Make sure that you are only putting on a thin layer otherwise the crostini won't crisp up in the oven, they will be slightly spongy instead.
  6. Place the slices onto a cookie sheet buttered side up.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are toasted and hardened.
  8. Remove and cool completely before storing in a container or plastic bag at room temp.
Recipe Notes

Use these in my antipasto platter!