This is the snack that everyone loves, and it is so easy to prepare. The simplest way to do it is to brush a slice of French bread with olive oil and garlic and toast it in the oven, then add finely chopped tomato, a mix of herbs, and top with your favourite cheese. Pop it under the grill and serve when the cheese has melted.
The sublime version is made by brushing the bread on one side with a mix of the olive oil and finely chopped parsley, dill, and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. Bake it in a hot oven for 10 minutes until it is golden brown and crunchy. Cool, and just before serving top with a creamy blue cheese spread and caramelised onion relish or onion marmalade.
Herbs to use: Sweet basil, parsley, chives and dill are the fall-back herbs for crostini. For a bit of depth add finely chopped thyme and sage. Sage is particularly good with cheese.
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