So you may be detecting a theme. There’s a variety of cheeses, pears and nuts and making the rounds. Got a problem with that?
Right. That’s what I thought.
Anyway, I made these for my birthday party recently. Yes, I cooked for my own birthday party. Whatever, I do what I want.
♫ Music pairing: something for your birthday party. ♫
Click to listen: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 – “The Birthday Party”
I’m all in favor of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 (and so is the Grammy Hall of Fame as of 2012!)… but I am not in favor of Bud Light!
- Baguette (we had a whole wheat one; it worked out nicely as it stood up to the buckwheat honey)
- Walnuts, toasted and chopped
- Honey (we used buckwheat; it’s a strong flavor, but it works here).
- Am I doing it right? I don’t know. Half the time I forget they’re in there and I burn them.
- Not really half the time. Just sometimes.
- OK, Martha says: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut baguette into 1/2-inch-thick slices. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in a single layer until crostini are toasted and crisp, about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Alternatively: I just use the broiler to toast the things right quick. Hence the occasional burning.
- Anywho, whichever way you toast them, take them out and let them cool a little bit.
- Slather on some ricotta, then the walnuts, then drizzle with honey and serve.