Heart-Shaped Garlic Toast With Red Pepper Spread

This heartfelt recipe provides a great opportunity for practicing the art of sharing among loved ones.
Feb 06, 2013

Ages

3-5

heart-shaped toast with jam

Feb 06, 2013

What you need:

  • 7 oz. jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and well drained
  • 5.2 oz. package garlic and herb Boursin cheese
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 12 slices sandwich bread or loaf of Italian bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

For the dip:

  1. Tear the peppers into strips, add to food processor, and pulse until finely chopped.
     
  2. Crumble the cheese into the processor with peppers and process until well combined.
     
  3. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill. (Can be made 3 to 4 days in advance.)

For the toast:

  1. Warm the oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. 
     
  2. Add garlic and heat together for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
     
  3. Transfer oil to a bowl and cool.
     
  4. Meanwhile, using a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut bread into hearts and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Alternately, Italian bread can simply be cut into thin slices.
     
  5. Using a brush, lightly dab garlic oil onto both sides of the bread.
     
  6. Season lightly with salt and pepper and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. 
     
  7. Remove from oven and serve, or cool completely on a baking rack, and store in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

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