Crostini with cheese cream and cranberry chutney, an ideal choice of mini-appetizers, perfect for festive meals, holidays, birthdays or simply as small snacks served without any special occasion.
Crostini are traditional Italian appetizers based on slices of roasted or roasted bread, which can be prepared with the simplest ingredients to the most sophisticated and sophisticated. We stopped on combinations of unusual ingredients, so we chose a cream of fresh cheese, which we flavored with a little orange peel, and on top of that we put a cranberry chutney.
What is chutney? “Chutney” comes from the Indian word “chatni” (“crushed”). It may have the consistency of a jam, a marmalade, or a salsa sauce and is used to season meat, vegetables, cheeses, can be eaten simply on crackers or salty biscuits. Chutney, depending on the ingredients used, can be cooked sweet, salty or a combination of these two. Most recipes are based on fruits and vegetables (mangoes, apples, pears, peaches, cranberries, pineapples, kiwi, tomatoes, onions, dill, chilli peppers etc.), spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg) , coriander). Also, a chutney recipe involves adding a quantity of sugar and vinegar to red wine or apple vinegar, which helps to conserve it.
Regarding our chutney recipe, we did not add either sugar or vinegar, since we chose to make an ad-hoc chutney, that is, a small enough quantity to serve on the spot. I pulled a lot on Orlando’s candy and cranberry jam, and the result was over expectations: a perfect combination of sweet-sour. How to prepare is very simple, it is done quickly, anyone can prepare a chutney recipe and choose combinations of ingredients according to their preferences and the purpose of using it.
To use this cranberry chutney I quickly browned some slices of black bread, I anointed them with a cream of cow cheese, to which I added a little more flavor adding a little orange peel, then over the cream cheese I put 1 tablespoon of chutney.