Yes on with the WordPress Recipe Challenge. For today’s foodie challenge I’ve popped over to Chicago to visit the Bartolini Kitchens, I know many of you will be familiar with John’s blog, he weaves captivating and funny stories into his mouth watering recipes, with family tales of growing up in Detroit with his extended Italian family.
This has to be the simplest recipes I was challenged to make, with only 3 ingredients – day old bread, gorgonzola and honey. The challenge to me came from mixing these ingredients together, I have to admit that initially I thought gorgonzola and honey, hmmmm, wouldn’t they be too rich and sweet? So when I made these I did a control (all scientific like) and kept one Bruschette with only cheese on it.
My verdict? I’m converted to cheese and honey, so much so I changed the Control Bruschette into a Bartolini one. Gorgonzola is rich and heady, the sweetness of the honey offsets some of this. Conversion came easy!
The one thing I’m a bit disappointed with is the quality of the photos, sorry John the photos don’t do these treats justice.
The first time John made these he managed to set fire to them, I avoided this step in the cooking process. 🙂 The bruschetta are perfect for a party if you are willing to share them, there really is no preparation, barely any cooking involved, just lots of crunching and munching. I wasn’t in the mood to share so I scoffed these all to myself. But I know we will be making them in France as I bought a marvellous piece of gorgonzola from the market the other day, and in this case I will want to share them so a quick message – make sure we have some day old bread in the house for my return, and don’t snaffle all the gorgonzola 😉