a perfect starter to impress your guests

Whenever my house hosts a dinner party, Marco and I would whip out bruschetta as one of our perfect starters.  Lately, I've been obsessed with honey.   I love the natural sweetness that honey releases.  I personally love the contrast that honey and roasted tomato offer with each bite of this crostini.  :) 

Ingredients: (for 2 servings)

2 slices grilled/baked thin baguette * 

100g cherry tomatoes, halved

2-3 tbsp ricotta

1-2 tbsp honey

2 pieces sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 garlic, finely chopped

extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions: 

1) Preheat oven at 180ºC 

2) Place the halved cherry tomatoes with oil, season, bake for 10-15 minutes

3) Preheat a stir fry pan with olive oil, add garlic and sun dried tomato under medium low heat; stir and let cook for 3-5 minutes until the sun-dried tomatoes look a little crispy.  Turn off the fire.  

4) Transfer the sun-dried tomatoes to the baking dish of cherry tomatoes and bake for around 5 minutes.  

5) Spread the ricotta cheese generously on the grilled baguette surface.  Add honey on the cheese.  

6) Top with the roasted tomatoes and oregano.  And ready to serve! :) 

*  I usually like to use a griddle pan to toast my baguettes (I love those little burnt lines on my bread) but feel free to use an oven if you desire.