Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leftover Bread - Crispy Toasts

What do you do when you've got a really great bread, but you know you won't finish it? For a plain bread, breadcrumbs or croutons are a good choice,

But my tomato-cheese bread was so tasty, it deserved a better fate. So I sliced it thin, cut it into squares, and toasted the squares in the oven until they were dry and crisp.

Serving them with cheese seems redundant, but they were really nice with a smoked chevre.

Or, with a bit of butter, a thin slice of radish, and a few flakes of a nice salt.

You can see the bits of cheese better now that they're toasted than you could in the original bread. Of course, they're fine for snacking all by themselves. too. And hey, why not some closeups?