Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bruschetta Goat Cheese Canapes on Villaggio Bread (Giveaway)


With a husband who can cook and make everything taste good, I sometimes find myself intimidated in the kitchen. I know he can cook much, much better than I can so it only makes sense for me not to interfere, right? Thus, I'll stick with the simpler things that require less prep and effort, such as appetizers and desserts. While walking through Whole Foods one day, I came across a sampling table where customers could try a bruschetta goat cheese canapé. It was so tasty and easy to make that I picked up a package of Woolrich Dairy Chevrai Bruschetta Goat Cheese to keep in the fridge for when company came over. For the bases, I decided to use Villaggio Whole Wheat Sliced Bread cut into squares and toasted to add a hint of crispiness.


For this recipe, I used four slices of Villaggio Italian Style bread. Trim the crust, which can later be used to make bread crumbs. Cut into squares or use a cutter to make more interesting bite-size shapes.


Lightly brush on some extra virgin olive oil and place on a baking rack. I used the rack that came with my toaster oven.


Toast at about 325 degrees for roughly 15 minutes or until they are as golden and crispy as you prefer.


In a baking dish, press the bruschetta goat cheese into a thin layer at the bottom. I used small casserole dishes and was able to yield two dishes.


You can use leftover tomato sauce or make a fresh batch and layer it on top of the goat cheese. Bake at about 320 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Using a small spatula, place a small helping of the goat cheese topping on the canapé bases and serve while still warm. 


Alternatively, you can use a roller to flatten the Villaggio bread before toasting to obtain a flatter canapé base. Our recent guests enjoyed these Bruschetta Goat Cheese Canapés, so much so I made a second batch!

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116 comments:

  1. sad, but my fave is grilled cheese!! love it! although I will say that I have been doing a lot of panini press recipes lately and my son is all about those right now!

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  2. I love french toast. It is one of my favourite breakfasts. The secret to a great french toast is to put it in the oven after you pan sear it, and bake it at 350 for about 20 minutes, it becomes light and fluffy just like bread pudding!

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    1. That sounds so yummy! Thanks for the tip, Colleen!

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    2. Any time! Enjoy! (I learned it from my husband!!)

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    3. oh my goodness, that looks great...and easy too

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    4. wow that looks yummy!!!!! I will have try it this weekend at my party.

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  3. French toast with raspberries and whipped cream...mmm...

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  4. I love toasted bread as a sandwich with sliced tomatoes and processed cheese slices.

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  5. can't go wrong with a grilled cheese sandwich :)

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  6. I still have traditional stuffing on the mind. Love it! Jan

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  7. I love making a turkey club sandwich with bacon and avocado.

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  8. I like my sandwiches with mayo, cheese, bacon and lettuce


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

    belinda mcnabb

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  9. A classic peanut butter & jam sandwich.

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  10. I like to toast a piece of bread, cover with hot baked beans and cheese and throw it under the broiler!

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  11. I like a Club House Sandwich.
    Cheers.

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  12. I love a good left over turkey sandwich!

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  13. Grilled Cheese or French Toast! Yum

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  14. I love French Toast. May be this is the first thing that I learned to make in school!

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

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  15. I have a recipe for Christmas morning wifesaver (like a make ahead french toast) that uses sliced bread.

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  16. Roasted cheese is a long time favourite of mine.

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  17. I love a grilled cheese sandwich. Yummy!

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  18. grilled cheese! (especially with both yellow and white cheese) yum!

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  19. I love making garlic bread with cheese..we had some for our supper..hmm!..and villagio is our favorite bread!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  20. Grilled cheese sandwiches with raw white onion

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  21. Turkey and cream cheese and cranberry Panini is my favorite sandwich to make.

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  22. wife saver breakfast casserole

    Jackiekatie1105@yahoo.ca

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  23. I love a grilled cheese sandwich.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  24. I like making grilled cheese or peanut butter and jam.

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  25. I like a toasted chicken sandwich. Buttered, dressing, lettuce and tomato on top. Sounds Grrrrrrrrreat! :-)

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  26. mmmm slices of tomato on top of yum yum pickles covered in cheddar cheese broiled in the oven for a few minutes. kids love them..so do i

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  27. Grilled Cheese has to be my favorite as well as my kid's favorites too!

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  28. either cinnamon/sugar toast, grilled cheese or french toast

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  29. I love Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mayo, salt and pepper.

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  30. I love pulled pork on bread. So delicious.

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  31. Hot turkey sandwiches covered in gravy YUM YUM

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  32. I actually love Club House Sandwiches with turkey. Yum.

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  33. I love a simple breakfast of toast with cream cheese and thick slices of tomato, with dashes of salt and pepper...mmmmm

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  34. Birds nests are the best!

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  35. I love ur prpducts . Sandwiches are the best on them

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  36. My favourite is a processed cheese slice and garlic salt on hot buttered toast.

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  37. Make mine a Croque Monsieur.

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  38. Grilled cheese is my favourite

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  39. Bruschetta is my favourite appetizer, lunch and dinner. I could eat it any time.

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  40. love brushetta, grilled cheese, french toast, french onion soup, any toasted/grilled sandwich whether it be ham and cheese, or turkey and bacon mmmmmmm
    its just gotta be villaggio with that perfect thickness

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  41. This is nice contest!

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  42. This sounds delish & love goat cheese & bready toghether...sooo good Villaggio extra thick loaf - heaven

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  43. I love making a grilled white cheddar cheese sandwich with fig puree on whole wheat bread. It taste SO good!

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  44. I LOVE french toast and grilled cheese sandwiches

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  45. Cheese dreams are one of my favorites.

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  46. i love the idea never try it like that thanks for the giveway

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  47. Mmmm, this looks so yoummy! Great appetizer idea!

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  48. My Favorite recipe for sliced bread is making my aunties french toast complete with cinnamon and nutmeg, it sure doesn't last long in my house! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. The old peanut butter jelly sandwich!

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  50. I love BLT's with cheese sandwiches!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  51. I like a hot gravy sandwich, whether it be roast beef, pork, chicken or turkey :)

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  52. I love crisp grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  53. cut the crust off your bread..roll it out thin. smear on a thin layer of cheez whiz, and roll it up. brush with melted butter. and broil until golden, then roll over and broil until that side is golden, my whole family loves these...my hubby calls them trailer park pinwheels (because we live in a trailer) lol

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  54. Robin Hopkins
    My favorite is grilled peanut butter and bananna sandwhich. yummy and nutricious :)

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  55. I love cooking cut up bread, onions, margarine, and Italian seasoning as a side dish.

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  56. French toast and it turns out best when I use Villaggio sliced bread!

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  57. Villaggio bread is great for making garlic toast. Butter both sides and sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Put on a cookie sheet and bake until both sides are lightly brown. Scrumptious.

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  58. Grilled Cheese is simply the best.

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  59. french toast

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  60. My favourite sliced bread recipe is still grilled cheese. I know, it's boring, but my children love it - and I love trying different cheeses, tomatoes, etc. to change it up :D

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  61. egg-in-the-hole (fried, buttered bread, with a hole cut in the middle with a shotglass) then you fry the egg in the bread

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  62. Cheese dreams - slice of bread cut in 4, small peice of processed cheese slice, topped with a piece of cooked bacon and throw it in the oven.

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  63. I have a few favourites using sliced bread; Grilled Cheese, French Toast, Bread Pudding.

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  64. grilled cheese sandwich with raw onion in between the cheese

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  65. I like grilled cheese with bacon. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Love sliced bread. So versatile....we love cheese crunchies, pb&j for sure and my daughter loves chip sandwiches....I know wierd! lol

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  67. That looks super good and way easy for the kids to make.

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  68. Grilled Cheese sandwiches!

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