a toast by any other name

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Apparently the next logical obsession, after strawberries, is bruschetta.  Or “crostini” depending on your preference.  It appears, according to Wikipedia, that the difference is that the former is rubbed with garlic, possibly?  So I guess technically these would be crostini?

Whatever, any way you slice it (bread pun!), it’s toasted bread topped with stuff.

Let’s just agree that we can call it any of the above, as a piece of toast by any other name is still equally as delicious.

So far we’ve had toast topped with strawberries and with prosciutto and fig, and now I bring you toast topped with red peppers.

Roasted red peppers.  And feta.

Because they were made for each other.  True story.

But then there was this

pepper jelly

It’s so good I was spreading it on crackers, bread, and would be lying if I said that I didn’t think about trying it with a PB&J…

Hey, I said THINKING.  Don’t judge.  Then I thought about the fig jam and mascarpone… and how well goat cheese and red peppers get along…

And then my brain made me do this…

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A crostini smeared with goat cheese and topped with red pepper jelly.  Simple, sweet, tangy.

If you’re not a fan of tangy goat cheese, red pepper jelly also gets along great with mascarpone or cream cheese… Then again, what doesn’t?

 

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Bruschetta

Printable Recipe

  • 1 french baguette
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers
  • 6 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

1.  Slice the baguette on the bias into ¼-inch slices.  Drizzle or brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.  Toast on both under the broiler until just golden, flip and toast other side.  Once toasted, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

2.  Chop red peppers and set aside.  In the jar of a food processor, process the feta, cream cheese, and red pepper flakes until smooth.  Stream in olive oil until the feta reaches desired consistency, it should be light and fluffy, but not runny.  Taste and add salt as needed.

3.  Spread whipped feta on the baguette, top with chopped red peppers, eat.

* Soft goat cheese would also be delicious with the chopped, roasted red peppers as a topping

Pepper Jelly and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Printable Recipe

  • 1 french baguette
  • 1 jar red pepper jelly
  • 6 ounces goat cheese, room temperature

1.  Slice the baguette on the bias into ¼-inch slices.  Drizzle or brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.  Toast on both under the broiler until just golden, flip and toast other side.  Once toasted, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

2.  Spread baguette with goat cheese, then top with red pepper jelly.  Eat and enjoy!

* If you don’t like the tang of goat cheese, try cream cheese or mascarpone instead

 

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