Appetizer Spotlight FBC2017: Mushroom Asiago & Thyme Bread Cups by SugarLoveSpices
We’re nearing the end, but the entries aren’t slowing down! We’re excited to have lots more appetizers to share, though it’s not making our jobs any easier over here…
Bloggers are sharing their favourite appetizers, this time with a Canadian twist, for a chance to win their way in to FBC2017! FBC members are invited to join the contest, but get your entries before the August 7th deadline. For those of you who are just here for delicious eats, watch the competition unfold, as we share each entry and help us decide!We’re excited to have Loreto and Nicoletta of SugarLovesSpices sharing their beautiful bite-sized cups. These will certainly go fast at my backyard parties!!Mushroom Asiago & Thyme Bread Cups
Easy, fast, and most of all, so delicious to eat!
3 large slices of white sandwich bread
2 Tbsp e.v.o. oil
1 Tbsp dried oregano
500 g crimini mushrooms, washed, cleaned, chopped
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic whole
1 tsp pepper
salt to taste
2 Tbsp fresh thyme (1 Tbsp if using dried thyme)
1 tsp water
2 Tbsp e.v.o. oil
100 g mild Asiago cheese, grated
fresh sprigs of thyme for garnishing
1. Cut bread slices into even quarters.
2. Place bread squares in a bowl, little at a time and drizzle with olive oil, dried oregano and pinch of salt.
3. Toss well being careful to not break bread. Set aside.
4. Clean mushrooms, wash fresh thyme and let dry.
5. Cut mushrooms into thin slices.
6. In a large saute pan drizzle in olive oil.
7. Toss in onions and whole garlic, pressing garlic down a bit to release some flavor.
8. Saute for 2 minutes or until onions are soft and translucent.
9. Place cut mushrooms into saute pan and saute for about 2 minutes.
10. Season with salt and pepper.
11. Add in fresh thyme and water, and saute for about 8 minutes.
12. Take off heat and set aside.
13. With a brush oil cup cake molds with olive oil, making sure to coat sides and bottom well.
14. Take individual bread squares and press into molds forming a cup.
15. Place some grated Asiago cheese into the bottom.
16. Take a heaping teaspoon of the mushroom mixture and place into bread cups.
17. Top with a pinch of grated Asiago cheese, and a small sprig of fresh thyme.
18. Place molds on a baking sheet.
19. Pre- heat oven to 375°F.
20. Place mushroom Asiago bread cups into the oven at middle rack and bake for 15 minutes.
21. Take out of oven, let cool for 1 minute.
22. Carefully take bread cups out of mold.
23. Plate and serve.
We are Loreto, a Canadian of Italian descent and Nicoletta, born and raised in Rome, Italy, and our foodblog is SugarLoveSpices. A place where our combined passion for savory and sweet using organic, local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients meets our heartfelt memories and stories, between tradition and creativity. Our hope is to help people awaken their inner foodie.
FBC Members are encouraged to join the competition with their own recipe! Click through for full contest details.