Just this week I had the privilege of teaching 12 kid chefs (ages 9-12) how to cook a special lunch for their moms. The menu included this terrifically easy and delicious appetizer. Your kids can do the same! Happy Mother’s Day!
Crostini with Goat Cheese Round in Tomato-Basil Sauce (serves 4)
4 ounces goat cheese
3/4 cup of your favorite jarred marinara sauce
6 leaves fresh basil
4 slices whole grain white bread
Shape goat cheese into a 3-inch round disc. Place in the center of a shallow 6-inch microwavable bowl. Pour sauce on top of each cheese. Cover with a plate and microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, until sauce is hot but the cheese holds its shape. *Prepare bread (instructions below). When cheese/sauce is finished, remove from microwave and top with fresh basil (that you cut with kitchen shears into strips). Serve immediately with toasted bread triangles.
*With a pastry brush, brush a small amount of oil on both sides of the 4 bread slices. Place these in a toaster to brown lightly. Remove and cut each slice diagonally into 4 triangles.