On a warm, breezy summer afternoon, I met a handful of colleagues at a friend’s house for lunch. The focus of this lunchdate was both social and business. It was planned to be a relaxing afternoon of gabbing and food served on casual china dinnerware.
Wanting to make entertaining easy for the hostess, several of the guests brought a dish. I offered to bring a bread to accompany the main dish of caesar salad. (As a note to readers, caesar salad is named not for Julius Caesar but for a chef with that first name.) Not certain of the food likes and dislikes of all of my associates, I came with enough bread to offer some plain and some as a bruschetta.
Much to my delight, all of my friends sampled the bruschetta, which received rave reviews. Plus, it was a simple bruschetta that I was able to make within minutes and serve hot from the oven. (Besides being a great food for a business meal, it is also a romantic dinner recipe.)
Good company, simple food. What more could a girl want?
- 1 loaf French baguette
- 1/2 pound crumbled gorgonzola
- Preheat broiler. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Place slices on cookie sheet and cook under broiler until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
- Take baguette slices out of broiler and flip.
- Top each slice with 1 tablespoon of gorgonzola.
- Return cookie sheet to broiler and heat until cheese is bubbly, 30-60 seconds.
- Remove from oven.
- Top bruschetta with a drizzle of honey on each slice.
- Serve immediately.
- Serves 10. (Or less, depending on appetite!)