Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Strawberry bruschetta

Guess what I made today? Strawberry bruschetta!

For Christmas last year, the bf got me a ton of kitchen goodies from William-Sonoma (and a lovely dress, which I have yet to wear). The former gives me a lot of pleasure. To give you an idea: I’ve been buying canned goods just so I could open them with the world’s niftiest can-opener and squeezing lemons with my handy lemon-squeezer despite not being able to eat any. So far the one (best) tool I have yet to christen is: the blowtorch.

Ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to show you how to make strawberry bruschetta. What is it you ask? A simple variation from the classic Italian bruschetta that’s usually made with tomatoes and parsley, the strawberry version is my idea of the perfect dish for breakfast, dessert, tea time, and any other time - really. I adapted the recipe from Giada Dilaurentiis on Everyday Italian. To be honest, you can pretty much skip the blowtorch and turn your oven to “broil.” I however, just love the idea of using a supercharged lighter that caramelizes pretty dishes.

Ingredients from top: Fresh strawberries, sugar, butter and crusty bread

First you slice the bread to about ½” thick

Then you place them on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for about 5-10 mins

Remove toasts from the oven and spread generously with butter

Layer on the strawberries

And eat some if you must

Sugar on top

Quick. Before the sugar melts

And fire

Voila! The end product

Last look before I stuff my mouth

The bf judged & approved

Great success! -Borat-

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