Crostini with Ricotta, Truffle Honey, and Smoked Salts

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Crostini with Ricotta, Truffle Honey, and Smoked Salts
Crostini with Ricotta, Truffle Honey, and Smoked Salts
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Crostini with Ricotta, Truffle Honey, and Smoked Salts

Four ingredients: bread, ricotta, honey, and salt — the essence of simplicity.

Let's take that freshly baked baguette from your corner bakery, light and fluffy homemade ricotta, ambrosial truffle honey, and pungent smoked salts and transform a simple dish into a celestial one.

These crostini make superb hors d'oeuvres, but you can also serve them as a light cheese course, a prelude to dessert. Either way, they're pure heaven to the taste buds.

On a side note, I tend to prefer white truffle honey because it has more flavor than honey infused with black truffles. You can find truffle honey and smoked salts in gourmet and specialty food stores.

Now I'm craving one of these crostini… Off to the kitchen I go!

16
Servings
84
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Sixteen 1/4-inch-thick baguette slices, cut on a bias
  • 1 1/2 Cup ricotta
  • 1/4 Cup white truffle honey
  • Fine smoked alderwood salts, to taste

Directions

Preheat the broiler on high. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler on each side until golden brown. Top each bread slice with 1 ½ tablespoons of the ricotta. Place the crostini on a serving platter. Drizzle each slice with a little truffle honey (about ¾ teaspoon). Generously sprinkle the crostini with smoked salts and serve immediately while the bread slices are still warm.

Truffle Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Truffle Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
28µg
3%
Vitamin K
0.3µg
0.4%
Calcium
54mg
5%
Fiber
0.2g
0.9%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Folic acid
7µg
N/A
Iron
0.5mg
2.8%
Magnesium
6mg
1%
Monounsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.6%
Phosphorus
47mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
39mg
1%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.6%

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