- Italian bread loaf can be used instead of french bread.I used pasta sauce instead of pizza sauce.
- Mushrooms like shiitake, portobello and cremini are suggested in the book, but white button mushrooms worked just fine!
- Fresh or dried basil leaves are suggested as the seasoning but I used Italian seasoning (a small pinch on each crostini before baking).
- The bread, once sliced, can be easily be toasted in a toaster.
I made them around lunch time, but no one would wait to eat it (even I couldnt resist)! We had just 4-5 left by the time we had lunch. Since it was over the long weekend, we decided to do some grilling. Both of us are amateur grillers, but it was a safe bet since we didnt have any guests over! Here's a picture of one of the remaining crostinis that we had for lunch along with some grilled food on Memorial day. Enjoy!