How to Make Crostini

Here’s a fast and easy way breathe new life into stale bread!

How to Make Crostini via Bakers Royale

It happens to the best of us—you buy bread with the intent on finishing every last slice, but then you there you are, staring at a loaf of bread gone stale. Well don’t let that stale bread go to waste!

How to Make Crostini | Bakers Royale

You can quickly turn what would be waste into something that will keep up to 5 days longer, if stored properly.

My favorite way to upcycle stale bread is to turn it into crostini. Flavors and variations are endless, and only limited to what you have on hand. From there you have yourself a canvas to dip it, smear it or serve it alongside soup.

How to Make Crostini from Bakers Royale

For the version you see above, I used shredded Hot Buffalo Cheddar, for a little heat and zippiness. From there I finished with a sprinkling of parsley and Maldon salt.

There’s no hard and fast recipe for this, so to get started – heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice your bread 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick. Brush both sides with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle your preferred cheese and herb on top. Bake for about 10 minutes, turn the crostini over and sprinkle with cheese and herb. Continue to bake for another 7-10 minutes until cheese is melted and crostini is golden brown along the edges. Cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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For some variation try:

  • Parmesan + Rosemary
  • Smoked Gouda + Crushed deep fried sage
  • Fontina + Thyme

See how easy it is to stretch your  bread a few days longer or breathe new life into some stale bread?

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonsue|theviewfromgreatisland says

    Yay, now I can make my own version of those insanely pricey crisps I get tempted by at the supermarket…love the photos!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGaby Dalkin says

    cheesy, toasty, crunchy bread! LOVE! Now all we need is a big bowl of tomato soup to go with it