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How To Make Baguette Crostini

Make this recipe for crisp and crunchy baguette crostini for your next party appetizers. They are fast to make, and you can add just about any topping you like to them.
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Prep Time : 5 mins
Cook Time : 12 mins
Total Time : 17 mins
Cuisine: : Italian
Course : Appetiser, Snacks
Servings : 30 pieces
Calories : 38 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $3.00 or $0.10 per piece

EQUIPMENT

  • Cutting board
  • Bread knife
  • Pastry brush
  • 1 - 2 baking trays

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large baguette - see note 1
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil - see note 2

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the baguette into 1 cm (¼ inch) slices.
    Note: For small crostini, cut the baguette into rounds.
    If you wanted a slightly larger crostini, cut the bread on the diagonal.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush each side of the bread with olive oil.
  • Place the bread on the lined baking tray, spacing them slightly apart.
  • Put into the oven and bake for about 8 - 12 minutes (turn the toasts halfway through). They are ready when lightly golden brown and crisp to the touch.
    Note: The timing is just an estimate because oven temperatures do vary. So keep an eye on them, and when the tops on the first side start to feel dry, flip them over to toast the other side.
    After this, they will quickly turn golden brown. So watch them closely so that they don't burn.
  • When ready, remove the tray from the oven, and allow the crostini to cool on the tray.
  • When completely cool, store them in an airtight container.

Notes

  1. We used two small baguettes each, weighing approximately 125 grams (4.4 ounces), and got 30 slices. But you can use one large baguette. The number of pieces that you get from your loaf can vary from ours because you might cut them thicker or smaller and the size of the loaf.
  2. You might need a little more olive oil because the bread does soak up the oil quick quickly. Alternatively, you could use an olive oil spray to coat the bread on both sides.
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Baguette Crostini
Serving Size
 
1 piece of toasted crostini
Amount per Serving
Calories
38
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
51
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
9
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure