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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sweet Dessert Bruschetta

Food for Thought

The bruschetta (broo-SKET-ta), originally from the olive-growing regions of Italy, started out as the typical lunch of the olive grove workers. The classic bruschetta included olive oil and vegetables, such as red sweet peppers or ripe plum tomatoes, and perhaps fresh mozzarella or creamy goat cheese. Here we present a sweet dessert version.

Sweet Dessert Bruschetta


Sweet Dessert Bruschetta


  • 6 slices (about 3/4 inch thick) Italian country bread or crusty sour-dough bread
  • 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread*
  • 3 medium bananas, thinly bias-sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • Chocolate shavings or curls (optional)

Toast bread and let cool. In mixing bowl combine nuts and sugar; set aside. Spread cooled bread slices with chocolate hazelnut spread. Layer banana slices on top of spread. Brush banana with melted butter or margarine. Top with nut mixture.

Broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat about 30 seconds or till bananas just begin to glaze and nuts are toasted. Garnish with chocolate shavings or curls, if desired. Makes 6 bruschetta.
*Note: Purchase chocolate hazelnut spread in specialty food stores or large supermarkets.

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