My sister-in-law is an amazing woman. Not only is she a successful business woman but she is a fabulous cook. Many of her recipes have become favorites of ours including her recipe for Cheese Toast.
Thankfully the recipe only makes 12 pieces, although you could double it for larger crowds. It is so delicious you might be tempted to eat more than you should!
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ cup olive oil
1 loaf of olive bread (approx. 5×11), cut lengthwise into ¼” slices (other types of bread work well too)
4 oz of Parmesan or Gruyere Cheese, grated (1 cup)
Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper and cooling racks.
Stir thyme and cayenne pepper into the olive oil. Place bread on the racks in one layer. Brush with oil.
Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the bread.
Bake until golden and crunchy about 25-30 minutes. Cool on the racks.
Store in airtight containers for up to one week. Believe me it won’t last that long, it will be consumed long before the week is up!
This would be a perfect appetizer to enjoy over the holidays.