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Difference Between Bruschetta and Crostini

The Difference Between Bruschetta and Crostini

Both bruschetta and crostini are Italian terms that relate to crispy bread. But what's the difference between the two of them?

Crostini translates to "little toasts" and generally refers to small pieces of bread that are baked. These toasts are then topped with a variety of ingredients like cheese, vegetables, meat, or seafood.

Bruschetta, on the other hand, is a larger piece of bread that is cooked over coals or a grill. Bruschetta can be rubbed with garlic and is traditionally served freshly charred. Like crostini, bruschetta can be topped with a wide range of items. What do you like to top yours with?

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paso-realtor paso-realtor 5 years
Thanks for explaining the difference between crostini & bruschetta. I was wondering so did a search on Google. Turns out what I call bruschetta is actually crostini. Live & learn:) My favorite toppings are roasted garlic, slice of tomato, carmelized onions, Gorgonzola, fresh basil, sliced olives and parmesan cheese. Yes, very messy to eat, but worth it!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Zulkey-- Screw the mess that you make. Nobody will remember it (particularly if they are making their own bruschetta mess), but you will will always remember the deliciousness. ;) :feedme:
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
LOVE with garden-fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic drizzled with olive oil and balsamic. The season is too damn short. *sobbing while kicking desk*
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
I love bruschetta in theory but it always ends up being a disaster to eat. I can't bite through that bread without making a messy scene.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Huh! I always wondered if there was a difference. NOW I KNOW. Thanks!
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