Crostini is the Italian word for toast and is basically a fantastic canvases to put almost anything on top of to make easy and tasty hors d'oeuvres. This video will show you some crositini using Italian ingredients or other flavorful combinations. Watch this video to learn how to make a simple crostini. Great for picnics and parties! 12 slices firm white bread 5 tbsp. (75 ml) butter 2 tbsp. (30 lL) all-purpose flour 1/2 c. (125 ml) milk 3 oz. fresh mushrooms (about 9 med.), finely chopped 6 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 2 tsp. anchovy paste 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper Green and ripe olive halves Red and green bell pepper strips Rolled anchovy fillets Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut circles out of bread slices with 2-inch round cutter. Melt 3 tbsp. of butter in a small saucepan. Brush both sides of bread circles lightly with butter. Bake bread circles on un-greased baking sheet, turning circles over once, until golden, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Cool on wire rack. Do not turn oven off; increase setting to 425 degrees. Melt remaining 2 tbsp. butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour; cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Whisk in milk; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and bubbles for 1 minute. Sauce will be very thick. Stir in 3 tbsp. of the cheese, the anchovy paste, salt and pepper.
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