Tuesday, April 28, 2009

camembert & caramelized onion crostini



I think this might be my favorite new appetizer recipe. I made it over the weekend when Todd and Rachael came over for dinner. I'm making it again when Marika comes over tonight. The recipe is from Vegetarian Food for Friends. It goes like this:

Camembert & Caramelized Onion Crostini
Makes 12

1 baguette loaf, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for brushing
1 garlic clove
1 onion, quartered and then thinly sliced
1 tsp. brown sugar (I used light muscavado)
a pinch of salt
4 oz. Camembert cheese, thinly sliced
sprigs of thyme

Put the slices of bread on a baking tray and lightly brush each side with olive oil. Toast in preheated oven 400 degrees until both sides are lightly golden. Rub the garlic clove over one or both sides of the toast.

Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and cook gently for 10 minutes until softened. Stir in the sugar and a pinch of salt.

Put a thin slice of Camembert on each crostini, then pile the onion mixture on top. Sprinkle with tiny sprigs of thyme.

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