Holiday inspired truffle & pesto crostini

As summer draws firmly to an end, I thought I’d share a snippet from my holiday with friends in Italy and a couple of recipes. We spent a luscious week in the rolling hills of tuscany which really is a food lovers dream! What’s particularly amazing is the quality of the raw ingredients…the juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and thick cut meats…mmm! It means you can do very simple things a these ingredients really do all the hard work for you!

Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Fresh loaf of bread – preferably sourdough or ciabatta – toasted
High quality buffalo mozzarella
Fresh basil leaves
Tomatoes – cut into cubes an mixed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Truffle on Toast
Fresh loaf of bread – preferably sourdough or ciabatta – toasted
Truffle paste
Fresh basil leaves
Pine nuts

Antipasti Bowls
Really just an amalgamation of what we had lying around.
Ingredients:
Breadsticks (I like the seeded ones)
Olives
Mozzarella
Cured meats (either salami or serrano ham)
Fresh Basil Leaves

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