If you love olives, you will LOVE this spread! This makes about 38-40 of the most delicious crostini appetizers, and they will be the first to vanish at you get together! Make certain to hand-squeeze out the excess moisture in the olives before using in this recipe. Small pumpernickel party slices also work well in place of the French baguette! I strongly suggest to chill the mixture for about 5 hours or even overnight to blend the flavors before topping on the bread, just warm very slightly for a few seconds in the microwave to make spreading easier. If you want lots of olive topping, then double the recipe but do not double the garlic amount!