by Antonio Carluccio

These crostini would make a delicious vegetarian start to a dinner party - try to use a mixture of wild and cultivated mushrooms if you can.

Starters & nibbles


Crostini bases can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Once topped, serve immediately.


Stale (reduced price) baguettes are perfect for crostini. Slice them on a slight angle into 1.5cm/ 1/2 in slices. Brush the breads with olive oil and bake in a 200C/180C (Fan)/Gas 6 oven for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden and crisp. Allow to cool on a rack completely before topping.