Finally! The last of the appetizers from my fabulous cocktail party! It was such a great time, it's taken me a whole week to talk about it, lol. Anyway, these are a nice little sweet treat and much of it can be prepared ahead of time. I cut up the bread, mixed the cinnamon sugar and sliced the strawberries the night before so the day of the party, I just had to dip and cook the bread before assembling. Luckily, I had many helping hands which made the process much quicker.
I thank you all for the well wishes on my move. I am slowly, but surely getting settled in (although still missing internet which is fun for a food blogger - note the sarcastic tone). Happy Monday!!
Grilled Cinnamon Bruschetta with Strawberries and Mascarpone
1 baguette, thinly sliced on an angle
3 tablespoons butter at room temperature
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (120g) mascarpone cheese
1 pint (300g) strawberries, washed, dried, and sliced
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Mix together cinnamon and sugar, and dip the buttered side of bread in the cinnamon sugar. Place the bread, cinnamon and sugar side down, in a nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Watch them carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Remove from pan when the cinnamon and sugar caramelizes. Allow to cool slightly on a cooling rack.
Spread each cinnamon toast with 2-3 teaspoons of mascarpone cheese. Garnish with 2-3 slices of strawberries.