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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brie with Strawberries on Brioche Crostini

I brought this to my writer's group last night and it was a big hit! The combination of flavors is wonderful. If you need an easy, unique appetizer to bring to a meal, look no further! The recipe title looks fancy, but it's easy to make and you can impress your guests just by saying it's name. I found this recipe here on the Food Network.


6 slices brioche bread sliced 1/4-inch thick (I used a baguette loaf)
3 ounces whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon chopped chives (or green onion)
3 good strawberries
1/2 small (about 2 inches diameter) Brie wheel
6 sprigs parsley


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Bring the cream cheese to room temperature then whip in a mixer. Add chives or green onion.
Using a 1 1/2-inch diameter biscuit cutter, cut the sliced bread into 6 circles and put on a baking sheet. (Or if you're me, you just slice the baguette). Toast the brioche circles in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Places the cream cheese mixture in a small pastry bag with star tip. Pipe out about 1/2-ounce of cream cheese and chive mixture onto each toasted brioche circle. Cut off top of strawberry, slice in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 3 wedges. Cut the 1/2 wheel of Brie into 6 triangle wedges. Place 1 wedge of strawberry and 1 wedge of Brie standing up on the cream cheese. Place 1 parsley sprig on top of each.

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