Recipe – Strawberry Bruschetta

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The Handsome Husband walked though the kitchen last night after a long day at work with a sack of fresh oysters in his hand.  “Oysters?  Where on earth did you get oysters? What are we suppose to do with oysters? Do you even like oysters? I know I don’t,” I quipped.

What does this have to do with strawberry bruschetta?  Well nothing really, other than the Handsome Husband made it all by himself while he was waiting for his oysters to cook on the grill.  Alert the media.  The Handsome Husband made a meal.  Well, an appetizer really.  But I am here to tell you, if you get your hands on some local strawberries, you need to make this. Trust me. You will fall off your chair it is so good.

Ingredients

1 cup sliced strawberries
6 basil leaves, sliced thin
1 french baguette, sliced 1/2″ thick
1 tablespoon sugar
t tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
fresh cracked pepper

Directions

In a small bowl combine the strawberries and sugar. Toss. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Toast baguette slices in the oven.  Cool.  Drizzle olive oil over toasted bread.  Spoon strawberries over the top.  Garnish with basil. Sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar over the top and add a little bit of fresh ground pepper.

Enjoy!

Have you ever made your own French bread before?  I’m thinking about ordering the book Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day to learn how.  Amazon currently has it on sale for $16.30.

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Comments

  1. Heather says:

    My mouth is watering…that looks yummy! Will have to try very soon!

    Baking bread is my new hobby…well at least attempting to bake bread is my new hobby! My success rate thus far is a little bit to be desired…takes patience for bread to rise properly…which I have been told I lack! LOL! :) (My first attempt was cinnamon rolls, because how hard could they be? Well, let’s just say I call them my Anemic Cinnamon Rolls because they were the thinnest things you ever did see—I counter, I was just leaving the calories out!) Haha!

  2. If you are going to purchase a bread book Peter Reinhardt is author to go with. I have The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and American Pie and I love them both dearly. Sadly, 3 months after the books arrived at my house I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. However, I do still make bread for my non celiac loved ones and they rave about it.

    The Bread Bible is also a fantastic book and has been my go-to bread book for many years.

  3. I think I need to make this just to see if I will like it, it looks great!

  4. Heather S. says:

    I think he read your post the other day about his lack of cooking and now he’s trying to show you up… I’m pretty sure you still have a leg or two up on him though :)

  5. Jessica says:

    I made this last night! Everyone loved it. And have asked for it again tonight. Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. Mamalala says:

    Made this last night for dinner and it was so yummy. Been thinking about it all day. Such a fun dish…will bring to my next potluck.

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