Sunday, January 4, 2015

Blue Cheese & Honey Crostini

The 2014 holiday season was filled with countless adventures for the Latinos, many of which I'll be posting about in the coming weeks... Including our fun attempt at cooking live lobster up in Maine (eeeeeeeeeeeeek!)...

In the meantime, here's a delicious EASY recipe that I concocted this week for blue cheese and honey crostini.

One of our adventures last month took us to St. Simon's Island, Georgia - a beautiful little island about an hour from Savannah. My cousin, Cat, and her wonderful fiance, Pete, got married in the area, so we took a little trip down south. It was totally worth it for lots of different reasons.

Of course, the best part was getting to hang out with my family in an awesome, new place...

All the cousins (nine girls and one boy!) and our grandfather (bride is on my grandfather's right)

Another great part was all the authentic southern food. Pretty much everything is deep fried...We're talking chicken, pickles, crab cakes, sweet potato fries, and lots more.

But, believe it or not, one of my favorite food items from the trip wasn't fried... what could it be? Savannah Bee Company's honey for cheese... YUM!

SO good!

This recipe for crostini will literally take you all of 10 minutes. First preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, slice off 24 quarter-inch pieces of Italian bread and place them on a baking sheet...

Bake them for eight minutes, turning them over after four minutes, until they look all pretty and golden-brown...

Cut the blue cheese into inch cubes, and top each piece of bread with a piece...

Then, using a butter knife, drizzle honey over each crostini...

Place on a pretty plate (like this slate cheese board... love this thing!) and there you have it... told you they were easy!

Blue Cheese & Honey Crostini

Makes 24 crostini 

1 loaf of skinny white Italian bread
1/2 lb blue (or Stilton) cheese
1/4 cup honey (cheese honey is preferable, which can be found at local cheese shops) 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut 24 pieces of quarter-inch-thick slices of bread and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for eight minutes, turning halfway through to crisp on both sides. 
  3. When bread is finished, cut (or break) blue cheese into inch-thick cubes. Top each piece of bread with one piece of cheese. 
  4. Take a butter knife and dip into honey, then drizzle over each piece of crostini to taste. 
  5. Serve and enjoy! 

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