Picture this: I’m strolling through the cobblestone streets of Paris, the aroma of fresh baguettes wafting through the air, when I stumble upon a quaint little boulangerie. The owner, a charming French woman, shares her family’s secret recipe for a delightful snack that has been passed down for generations. And voila! That’s how I discovered the Brie-zy Afternoon Delight Recipe.
Today, I bring you this easy-to-make French Baguette Appetizer that serves two and is perfect for an indulgent afternoon treat. However, do note that this recipe includes Brie cheese and is not suitable for those following vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free or low-fat diets.
Our star ingredient is 200g of creamy Brie cheese which brings a rich and buttery flavor to our dish. We’ll be pairing it with a crispy garlic toasted baguette – an absolute classic in French cuisine! The cherry tomato basil topping adds a burst of freshness and color to our snack, while minced garlic and olive oil lend their aromatic charm to our Baguette and Brie appetizer.
First things first – preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Slice your baguette into half-inch slices and arrange them on a baking sheet. Combine minced garlic with olive oil and brush this mixture onto each slice before popping them into the oven until golden brown. Meanwhile, sauté halved cherry tomatoes in a skillet until slightly softened but still retaining their shape; add chopped basil leaves seasoned with salt and black pepper to taste. Once your baguette slices are toasted to perfection, top each slice with thin pieces of Brie cheese so it begins to melt slightly from the warmth of the bread. Finish off by spooning over your cherry tomato basil topping onto each cheesy bread slice.
And there you have it – the Brie-zy Afternoon Delight! This easy gourmet snack is a testament to the elegance of French cuisine, bringing together the creamy goodness of Brie cheese and the crunch of a garlic toasted baguette. Whether you’re cooking for two or just treating yourself, this recipe is sure to transport you straight to the heart of Paris. Bon Appétit!