Can-Can Canapés! Boursin Baguette Bruschetta

"Ooh la la! Let's do the can-can, have our canapés and eat them with wild high-kicking abandon! The full flavour and creamy texture of Boursin cheese makes an ideal ingredient for party nibbles. These bruschetta are quick and easy to prepare and hit the nibbles and aperitifs spot! High kicks and dancing are not compulsory, as you might spill your drink and drop your bruschetta!"
 
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photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
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photo by Starrynews photo by Starrynews
photo by jkoch960 photo by jkoch960
photo by Sarah_Jayne photo by Sarah_Jayne
Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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directions

  • Rub the garlic clove over the toasted baguette slices then drizzle over a little olive oil.
  • Spread each slice with the Boursin cheese, then cut the slices in half. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Place a cherry tomato onto each piece of Boursin toast then garnish with a little fresh basil.
  • Serve within an hour of preparing.
  • As an alternative to the tomatoes, top with olives, pieces of mixed peppers or artichokes in oil, drained and thinly sliced, with an extra twist of black pepper.

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  1. Baby Kato
    What a terrific little appetizer Frenchie. I loved it, enjoyed them for a tasty lunch. They were quick and really easy to make with great results. I didn't have any fresh basil, so I used a good quality dried organic basil, it worked well with this recipe. I garnished with grape tomatoes and a variety of olives. My favorite with the dish was the garlic stuffed ones. Thanks for sharing another winner. Made for Aussie Swap.
     
  2. Starrynews
    Delicious! Quick, easy and a lovely presentation. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. jkoch960
    Very delicious! And very simple to put together! This was a nice appetizer to our "French" meal we had last night! Will definitely share this recipe with friends! Thanks for sharing! Made for Ali Baba Babes for ZWT5.
     
  4. Sarah_Jayne
    Really, what is not to love about good bread, yummy cheese, fresh tomatoes and garlic!?! I used the light version of boursin that is sold in the UK but other than that did everything exactly as suggested. I had these scrummy treats along with a hand full of sweet cherries for breakfast. I love the freshness of the whole dish. It screamed summer (well, it would if cheese could talk). bon appetit! Made for Chow Hounds on ZWT5.
     
  5. Kumquat the Cats fr
    Super yummy! To keep cals and cost down, I made with recipe#248495. I served with FT's recipe #322018. I thought the combo was absolute perfection!
     
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