Spring is finally here! The Diva Dog and I went for a walk early this morning and the birds were singing their little hearts out. The sun was just peaking around a cloud as the rest of the world was waking up. I love the early morning!
This morning I decided to make strawberry & goat cheese Bruschetta (pronounced “brusketta”) with a balsamic reduction for breakfast. I know, I know these are usually eaten as appetizers, but let’s be adventurous. To some they might sound complicated to make, but they aren’t and they take surprisingly little time to prepare.
Why is this called Bruschetta instead of Crostini? If you’re wondering, it’s the bread. Bruschetta is from the Italian word “bruscare” meaning “to roast over coals” and the Bruschetta are made by toasting whole, wide slices of rustic Italian bread on a grill. A smaller, finer textured bread, like a baguette, is used for Crostini. Crostini are a couple of mouthfuls while one, maybe two Bruschetta if you’re really hungry, would be plenty.
This strawberry & Goat Cheese Bruschetta with a balsamic reduction would be a great appetizer to serve your guests or family while your entrée was cooking on the grill.