Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic Butter

Bruschetta

Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic Butter…

Easy & delicious appetizer

Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic Butter
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Ingredients
  1. Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Butter
  2. 1 garlic bulb, whole
  3. 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. pinch of black pepper
  6. 2 sprigs of thyme
  7. 1 bay leaf
  8. ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  9. Ingredients for Bruschetta
  10. Roasted Garlic Butter (above)
  11. 1 French baguette
  12. 40 cherry or grape tomatoes
  13. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  14. ½ teaspoon salt
  15. ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  16. ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. nstructions for Roasted Garlic Butter
  2. Preheat your oven or countertop oven to 400°F.
  3. Place the garlic bulb in the center of a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the thyme and bay leaf on the bulb. Bring the sides of the foil together tightly, forming a pouch, and place on roasting pan or cookie sheet. Set the rack in the oven orcountertop oven to the lowest position.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Leave oven on.
  6. Remove from the oven when the garlic is soft. Allow to cool; then, in a small bowl, squeeze the bulb until the pulp is released. Combine with butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Instructions for Bruschetta
  8. While the Roasted Garlic Butter is roasting, cut the cherry or grape tomatoes in half and then in thirds. Place in a medium-sized bowl. Add olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and add fresh basil. Set aside.
  9. When the Roasted Garlic Butter is ready, put it all together. Cut the baguette diagonally into ½-inch slices. Generously spread a layer of the garlic butter on one side of the slices. Move the oven rack to the middle position. Arrange butter side up in a single layer directly on the rack.
  10. Bake until golden brown. Remove from oven and place a heaping tablespoon of tomato mixture onto each slice of toasted bread. Serve immediately.
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