Black & white has and will always be an elegant color combination. While these black olive tampenade and goat cheese crostinis are not a sweet treat (like the giant black & white frosted cookies that theses crostini are reminiscent of), it does make a great appetizer that is deliciously simple, elegant and easy to eat. Serve these as part of a tapas theme cocktail party or as an appetizer.
Savory Black & White Cookies
a.k.a. crostini with black olive tapenade & goat cheese
1 loaf baguette (white or whole wheat), sliced into ½ inch rounds
6oz goat cheese, softened
6oz jar of black olive tapenade (or homemade)
extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into rounds and place the rounds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle or brush olive oil onto the top of each piece of bread. Baked on a rack in the middle of the oven until golden brown and slightly crispy (about 8 minutes). Remove from the oven and rub the garlic clove on the oiled side each round. Cool to room temperature. The step can be done up to a week in advance.
2. Using a small butter knife to spread goat cheese onto half of each crostini. Spread tapenade onto the other half. Serve at room temperature.