Antipasti Toasties


Serves 24 toasties
½ cup (125 ml) butter, divided
1 baguette, sliced into 24 x ½-in (1.25 cm) slices
48 thin, round slices salami of your choice
½ cup (125 ml) sundried tomato pesto
8 oz (250 g) roasted red peppers
8 oz (250 g) Burrata
½ cup (125 ml) sliced black olives
24 roasted garlic cloves
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt ¼ cup (60 ml) butter. Swirl pan to distribute melted butter evenly over surface. Add 12 slices baguette and fry until crisp and golden brown on edges, approximately 2 minutes, making sure not to burn them. Flip and continue frying for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Wipe out pan with a clean, damp cloth and repeat with remaining butter and bread.
  2. To make salami roses, stack 4 salami slices on top of each other, offsetting each by ½-in (1.25 cm) from the edge of the slice underneath. Starting from bottom slice, roll up all 4 slices into a roll. Cut roll in half crosswise to make 2 salami roses. Pierce each with a toothpick and set aside on a plate. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Evenly spread tomato pesto over cooled baguette slices. Remove toothpick from salami roses and place 1 in centre of each baguette slice. Place about 2 tsp (10 ml) roasted red peppers and 2 tsp (10 ml) Burrata on either side of salami rose to hold its shape. Add 1 to 2 olive slices, 1 roasted garlic clove and some basil leaves to each baguette slice.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle over salt and pepper to taste before serving.
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