Friday, 28 March 2008

food to share: quick crostini

There is nothing as challenging as having a few fussy friends around to feed. Each one of them have their own food preference but also each one not with  something they are not eating.
 I find that having many different things that they can pick save you and them from the embarassment of leaving a whole untouched starter.
I am also in the mood for some colorful food, craving the spring I suppose!
I made my sourdough bread (my favourite recipe being again here) but I have got a good tip for the londoners, end especially the north London one (am I narrowing down my niche too much here?). You can buy your bread at euphorium bakery after 8PM buy one get one free (normally the price is quite high), mhh what a very English idea... However this means you can get bread in the evening and prepare a Sunday Lunch (I refuse to say brunch here), without having to bake, they do sourdough too.

You need to slice your bread in slices of about 1.5 cm then brush them with extra virgin olive oil, and put them in he oven at 200C° for 15 minutes or till golden.

My toppings:
  • Marinated courgettes (sliced finely with a potato peeler), my marinate: 4 tbsp of eldelflower vinegar, 2 tbsp of olive oil, salt to taste, fresh marjoram
  • Roasted and peeled peppers (bake till the skin gets dark, then place in a paper bag for few minutes and then peel of the skin once that they cool down), slice and mix  with green olives, capers and mint (and again a bit of olive oil)
  • tofu cream, which is just a packet of silken tofu blend with a small bunch of dill and a finely chopped leek plus 2 tbs of good shoyu or Tamari soy sauce (I prepare this the night before and keep in the fridge)
  • olive pate' which consist in blend kalamata olives and basil
Isn't just easy to please everyone?



Euphorium Bakery
202 Upper Street Islington
N1 IRQ

10 comments:

Claud said...

sì, accontentare tutti è facile, se ci pensi tu a preparare i crostini!!
Complimenti, molto invitanti!

roberta said...

grazie mi pacciono un po' disordinati, come un blob di colori...

Jeffluv aka Bone aka Sir Ching said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm hungry! i live in an apartment without any cooking facilities so Im eating vicariously thru yr blog x

roberta said...

Starving in New York? Please come back we surely can provide some healthy delights sir ; ) you are officially invited for supper!

Thanks for passing by X

stonielove said...

oh dear, they look so wonderful!!!

nataraja said...

Ciao Roberta , che acquolina questi crostini!!!
:D
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roberta said...

Thanks Stonielove, if only I didn't broke my camera...

Nataraja, dolcissima come sempre!

roberta said...

Thanks Stonielove, if only I didn't broke my camera...

Nataraja, dolcissima come sempre!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Wow that looks delicious!

Meg Wolff said...

This looks absolutely delicious!