I love finger food and cocktails more than a complete sit down meal I think. It’s something about the little bites of surprise, that you can just have a taster of something and move on to something new. Sounds like commitment issues right? lol
No really though, when I’m entertaining, I like making a new crostini or cheese concoction to start off while people arrive and have a drink. One hit that I first made three years ago when I first got married was this fig and prosciutto crostini… And it’s my go-to when I want to impress the tastebuds. Everyone always asks what’s in them because it’s honestly a party in your mouth😋 The original recipe I had found online called for ricotta( which I love) but I’ve adapted it to use goat cheese and added a few more twists to it. I feel like I’m giving away a top secret because they’re so delish…but here it is, Please try them out and enjoy!!
What you need:
– baguette bread
– goat cheese( any type really, just a simple log that you can slice)
– Italian prosciutto
– dried figs
– balsamic glaze
-drizzle of olive oil
-cracked black pepper
1. Cut diagonal slices of the baguette and lay them on a baking sheet. Drizzle a little olive oil across them.
2. Cut about 1/4″ slices of goat cheese and lay it on baguette slice or spread it if your goat cheese is more crumbly.
3. Fold a half slice of prosciutto on top
4. Add a slice of dried fig and a little espresso spoonful of fig jam on top of that.
5. Drizzle some balsamic glaze and sprinkle some cracked pepper.
6. Pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-12 min
Voila! You have crunchy sweet n salty crostini that will be devoured before your eyes- true story.