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creamy goat cheese bruschetta with roasted red peppers and fried capers

goat cheese bruschetta

How do you pronounce “bruschetta”?

Personally, I go back and forth between “bru-skeh-tah” and “bru-sheh-tah”.

The former is proper in Italian but the latter is more common here in the US.

Although that statement seems to be up for debate. Here’s a thread on Chowhound that had me chuckling:  How do you pronounce ‘bruschetta’?

However, no matter how the sounds come out of my mouth, I enjoy putting any type of bruschetta back into it.

Especially this one.

I added some cream to my goat cheese to make it more creamy and smooth and less crumbly and goat-y. Diced some roasted red peppers, fried me up some capers and zested me some lemon.

easy bruschetta

This was our snack yesterday afternoon. A bit too early for wine but a crisp white would have been pretty perfect.

Creamy Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Roasted Red Peppers and Fried Capers

  • 1 baguette, sliced on the bias
  • good quality olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 oz. log goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 capers
  • zest of one lemon
  1. Brush olive oil lightly over one side of bread. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake at 350F until lightly browned, about 15 minutes or so.
  2. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a small skillet over med-high heat until shimmering. Pat capers dry with paper towels, add to skillet (they should be just covered with oil) and fry until lightly browned and they open like flowers, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Mix goat cheese and heavy cream together until smooth and creamy.
  4. Assemble bruschetta: place a tablespoon of goat cheese onto crostini; add red peppers, capers and lemon zest.
  5. Enjoy!

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roasted red pepper bruschetta

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Thursday 23rd of February 2012

Well I usually will say bru-skeh-tah but then someone will look at me strangely and ask me what I'm talking about at which point I'll say bru-sheh-tah which gets approving nods! I wonder which is right after all.

Sanjeeta kk

Tuesday 21st of February 2012

Oh..I love the combo of goat cheese with roasted bell pepper..what wonderful aroma it gives. Am sure it would have tasted great as well!


Monday 20th of February 2012

These do look perfect to go with a glass of wine! The crispy capers sound great. That's a garnish I need to start using!

Jenny @ BAKE

Monday 20th of February 2012

these look incredible! I'm always on the look out for none tomato bruschetta as I am allergic to them, I can't wait to make these a dinner party standard

the wicked noodle

Monday 20th of February 2012

Thanks, Jenny! xo