Honey week has been the most challenging week for me so far. I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with honey for an appetizer, and one night, I decided to just play around with some ingredients and see what happened. I have a TON of basil in my garden right now and had just made a big batch of pesto, so I decided to use that. I also needed to use a loaf of Sourdough bread that I had. I glanced in my fridge to see what else I had, and noticed some prosciutto that I had.
I decided to make crostini: I toasted the bread, topped it with some prosciutto, a dollop of pesto, and drizzled it with honey. The result: DELICIOUS!
The combination of the salty prosciutto, the nice basil and garlic bite of the pesto, and the sweetness of the honey was fantastic. So, never be afraid to experiment with ideas and ingredients in the kitchen, and, of course, go make these this weekend…you’ll be glad that you did!
SWEET AND SAVORY CROSTINI
1small loaf sourdough bread
Salt and pepper
Thin slices of prosciutto
Pesto (I used homemade)
Preheat your oven to 375. Slice the bread in thin slices and put on a baking sheet. Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil, then salt and pepper to taste. Toast in the oven until crisp and lightly golden, about 15-20 minutes, making sure you flip them over halfway through. Once the bread is done and cool enough to handle, top the slices with prosciutto and a dollop of pesto. Arrange on a plate and drizzle liberally with honey. Enjoy!!
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg