Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gorgonzola and Honey Bruschetta

Time for a new season of I Heart Cooking Clubs, we are done cooking with Mark Bittman and are now cooking recipes by Giada De Laurentiis! The theme for our first week is Party Foods and I decided to make Giada's Bruschetta with Gorgonzola Cheese and Honey. Don't those sound like fun little party appetizers?

I decided to make my own bread for these bruschetta. I used
this recipe for French Baguettes. It was pretty simple and gave me an excuse to use my new Baguette Pan...

The baguettes turned out to be delicious, albeit a little thinner than I was expecting, now I will know to add more dough per baguette.

Bruschetta with Gorgonzola Cheese and Honey
Giada De Laurentiis

36 slices (1/2-inch thick) baguette bread, about 1 loaf --
I cut mine about 3/4 inch thick
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces Gorgonzola, sliced
3 tablespoons honey

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Arrange the sliced baguette on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil. Bake until the bread is pale golden and crisp, about 10 minutes. -- Mine were just about right at 5 minutes, I still like them a little chewy and not 100% crispy.

Arrange the cheese on the toasts and bake until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.

Drizzle the toasts with honey. Place on a serving platter and serve immediately.

These were a delicious and super easy appetizer! I'm accustomed to bruschetta being topped with tomatoes and basil and maybe some mozzarella cubes, so this was a nice new take on a classic appetizer. I would make these again for sure, the gorgonzola and honey are a very nice combo, and on top of fresh bread you can't lose. I'm really looking forward to cooking with IHCC this season and using some of my Giada cookbooks and her recipes on Food Network, she always has something new to try :)


natalia said...

Ciao ! I can't believe you made baguettes fot these great crostini !! Super good !! I envy your baguette's pan !

girlichef said...

These sound fabulous! Fresh bread w/ awesomely stinky cheese...throw in a little honey...pretty much heaven! Great choice :D

Kayte said...

Love that you made your own bread...I so need one of those pans...on my Christmas list. These look great...I have made them before and my mouth is watering!

MM said...

This does look like a nice change from the usual tomato bruschetta. The bread looks terrific!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Crispy little toasts (homemade baguette to boot), yummy blue cheese, and honey - what's not to love. Just put a couple to one side - I'll be right on over. Great choice.

Debinhawaii said...

These look delicious and I am very impressed you made your own baguettes for them too! ;-) Great pick!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Love the pan - I have that one too!
(You are my pan and gadget soul-mate :-)
Love the toasties, gorgonzola and honey are so very delicious. This calls for a little bubbly.. ☺

Kim said...

Look at you going all out for our first week! Your baguettes turned out wonderful and I LOVE that pan. I'm definitely adding it to my kitchen gadget wish list (which is really long).
Gorgonzola and honey is such a great combination and I bet these were addictive.

Thanks for joining along this week.

The Chef In My Head said...

I could live on bread & cheese, okay and some good wine. This made my mouth water, looks fabulous! I LOVE all kinds of blue cheese, the more the merrier! ~LeslieMichele

superman said...

Wow my favorite honey bruschetta...

Amazing and perfectly done....

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