Raise the Crostini Bar
For a fuss-free party, this laid-back crostini bar can’t be beat. With slices of crispy baguette, delicious dips, and tasty toppings, you’ll receive rave reviews.
This Italian appetizer collection is your ticket to the easiest party ever. With seven different dips and toppings, guests will be eager to belly up to the bar.
CROSTINI IS THE ITALIAN WORD FOR “LITTLE TOASTS.” In their most basic form, crostini are pieces of bread, about 1/2-inch thick, cut from long, narrow loaves, like baguettes. They make perfect rafts for turning into canapés. For the best crostini, the bread needs to have a firm texture and chewy crust, and the slices need to be thin so you won’t have problems biting into a piled high canapé. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil, then toast them. Toasting the bread gives it the strength it needs to hold the dip, topping, and garnish. And rubbing a little garlic on the crostini adds a nice flavor punch.