We recently made our monthly shopping trip and we came home exhausted. It was a full day, we had a huge lunch later in the afternoon and one of the last things I wanted to figure out was dinner.
So I assessed all the goodies we had come home with and decided to make a variation of “baguette bites” (so I am calling them ;))…
They were whipped up in less than 15 minutes and could be made in a number of fun and tasty ways. I made three versions: Goat Cheese/Peach, Caprese, and Plain. Here is what I did and here is what I used…
- 1 Long Baguette (sliced about 3/4 inch)
- Olive Oil
- Goat Cheese
- 2 Small Peaches (largely diced)
- Honey for drizzling
- Fresh Mozzarella (thin slices for melting)
- 1 Large Tomato (sliced and then sliced again in half)
- About 5 Fresh Basil Leaves (thinly sliced)
- Balsamic Glaze
- Preheat the oven at 300 degrees…
- Lay out your baguette slices on a cookie sheet.
- Drizzle some oil and then sprinkle some salt and pepper on your baguette slices.
- Layer some mozzarella slices on 1/3 of the bread slices.
- Set the bread into the oven and toast for about 5 minutes, but watch carefully as this time can vary according to preference and ovens…
- Pull the bread out once golden and slightly crisp (some may be eaten as is…)
For the Goat Cheese/Peach
- Spread some goat cheese on another third of the slices while the bread is still warm.
- Then sprinkle the diced peaches and drizzle with honey
For the Caprese
- Lay out a half slice of tomato on each mozzarella toast
- Sprinkle the thin cut basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze
Like I said this could also be done with prosciutto or ham and is perfect for a last minute meal or an easy appetizer. The kids ate this up and asked we make it for dinner more often, which is always a fun reaction when you make a dinner at the spur of the moment.
I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you already do this or try it out! Have great day friends!