This Berry Bruschetta takes minutes to make, yet creates bite size pieces of heaven. Crisp bread, sweet cream and juicy berries are all that’s required to make this nibble!
Hiya, hope everyone had a good weekend, ours was quiet which is just what we needed!
Today I’m sharing something which I’ve never thought to make before. I love savoury bruschetta, so why would I not like bruschetta with sweet cream and juicy berries on?!
This Berry Bruschetta is sooooo easy to make! The only bit of “baking” required is to toast the bread in the oven for 5 minutes. I brushed it with melted butter to get that beautiful golden colour and then let it cool before I moved on with assembling the bruschetta.
The other elements just require a little patience, you have cut up the strawberries and raspberries very small, mix them with sugar and leave them to become glossy and juicy.
The cream… can be very easy if you whip it by machine, but I like to do it by hand as I find there’s more control. It’s very easy to over whip the cream in a machine, plus it gives your arms a good workout haha!
I can’t tell you how moreish these are. They’d be perfect for parties, a little twist on the traditional appetiser. They’re a bit like Pringles, once you pop, you can’t stop!
- For the fruit:
- 1 cup (150g) diced strawberries
- 1 cup (125g) halved raspberries
- 2 tbsp sugar
- For the cream:
- 1 cup (240ml) double/heavy cream
- 3 tbsp caster/white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- For the bruschetta:
- 1 loaf bread of your choice: brioche/baguette etc, I used St Pierre brioche baguettes, they are smaller than a normal baguette so I got 18 slices, if you used a bigger loaf you can put more topping on and this will make around 12 slices.
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray with grease proof paper/a silicone mat. While the oven is preheating, make the fruit topping: place the diced strawberries and halved raspberries and sugar into a small bowl and stir to coat. Leave to one side.
- Cut the bread into 1 inch slices, place on the baking tray and brush lightly with the melted butter. Place in the oven for 4-5 minutes until golden all over. Leave to cool while you whip the cream.
- Place the cream, sugar and vanilla extract into a medium bowl and whisk until it reaches somewhere between soft and stiff peak. You want it to hold its shape when you pull the whisk out of it, but be soft enough to spread.
- Once the toasted bread has cooled, spoon a heaping teaspoon of cream onto each slice of bread and spread with the back of your spoon.
- Top with 1tsp of the berry mixture, which by this time should have its own luscious sauce. Spoon a little sauce on top and let it run down the sides and serve! – If you’re using bigger bread, you may need 1tbsp of cream and fruit per slice.
- Berry Bruschetta is best eaten the same day, but you can keep it covered in cling film in the fridge for 1 day. You can make the elements 1 day ahead and then just assemble when required.