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French Bread Crostini

  • Yield: 8 to 10 crostinis


  • 1/2 of a 12-inch loaf French baguette or ficelle
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut bread into 1/4-inch round or oval slices and place on a baking sheet. Brush 1 side of each slice with the olive oil, and lightly season with the salt and pepper. Bake for 8 minutes, or until light golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  • Serve with Herbed Flan with Caviar.