Sunday, 5 February 2012

HOUSE RULES

As I am always watching cooking shows and experimenting with recipes at home 
I thought I would share some of my successful recipes with you so you can try them at home 
if you feel so inclined ;)

This is my Dreamy crostini recipe 

(im thinking the recipes should have awesome names to make a good first impression)
I have chosen this as my first recipe because its so easy to make, 
you can change the quantities easily depending on the number of people you catering for 
aaand of course because there so delicious you will be everyone favorite person
(which is always splendiferous) 


so to begin you will need the following ingredients
to make 12 Crostini
  • 6 slices of bread (brown or white or a tiger loaf like mine- the possibilities are endless!)
  • butter (about a tablespoon) -melted
  • half a small block of brie (I have used President brie which is very affordable)
  • red jalapeño pepper relish (varying amount depending on taste)
  • and finally some shelled walnuts -about 2 handfuls
(I'v had many a friend claim to dislike nuts and then polish these little beauties off) 



*First i slice my bread about a 1/4 inch thick 
but if your using sliced bread you can ignore this step



* Flatten your bread with a rolling pin (or the Jalapeño relish a la me)
* Then use a biscuit sized scone cutter to get nice frilly circles
(you should get two bread discs per slice of bread)



* Melt your butter in a pan 
* Using a pastry brush (or an unused paint brush yano whatever)
coat your 12 discs with the melted butter



* Mould your bread discs into a muffin tin using your fingers 
* Put under the grill (100 d) for about 2 minutes
(keep a close eye on them as they cook very quickly!)



* When your bread has gone golden and crisp remove from grill
* Cut your brie into 1 inch size chunks or as big as you like
and use one piece per crostini, 
* Then put them back under the grill until the brie begins to melt



* While your brie is melting under the grill put your walnuts in a dry pan to toast them
* Take them off the heat when they begin to brown and you can smell them toasting



* Remove the tray from under the grill 
* Now that your brie is lovely and melty 
its time so start building your crostini



* Cut out some mini bread discs with the smallest scone cutter from the set in advanced
and followed the method used to make the larger discs 
(i made mine from the left over bread)
* Place them in the centre on top of the melted brie 



 * Next ad smaller chunks of brie on top 
and put under the grill to melt



* Finally add a blob of Jalapeño relish on top of each of the crostini
(I love spice so i added a generous amount)




* To top these babies off i chopped the walnuts down the centre
and placed two pieces on each...


And this is what you end up with



Look at them sitting there without a care in the world 
none the wiser that they will be devoured shortly...



So there you have it
My Dreamy Crostini's
crispy, delicious and begging to be eaten

I hope you enjoyed my little cooking tutorial
theres lots more recipes where this came from 
so if you enjoyed it please let me know

peace out

T.x