There are a few fairly simple ways to serve artichoke bruschetta, typically based on the method by which the topping is placed on the toast and its temperature. One of the most common ways to serve this dish involves topping the toast before serving. It is also possible to serve the topping on a plate, with small pieces of toast arranged around it, allowing people to cover their own portions individually. This difference in serving the artichoke bruschetta also allows for choices in the temperature of the topping, as it can be placed on a cold plate or baked in the oven.
Artichoke bruschetta usually consists of small pieces of toast, usually a single baguette that has been sliced into individual portions, and a topping. This topping can feature a variety of ingredients, such as diced tomatoes, herbs, and cheese, but includes artichoke hearts as the main flavor. Artichoke bruschetta is typically eaten by placing the topping on the toast and enjoying them together.
One of the simplest ways to prepare artichoke bruschetta is to prepare it whole and prepare it before serving. The bread is usually cut into slices, which are lightly toasted, and the topping is made and placed over the pieces of toast afterwards. These individual portions are placed on a plate or platter and people can pick them up and eat them quickly and easily.
Artichoke bruschetta can also be served in a way that allows people to put together their own portions to control the amount of topping. This is usually done with the topping prepared and served in a bowl, usually with one or more spoons that are used for serving. Small slices of toasted bread can be served around the bowl or on a separate platter, and people use the spoons to spread a small amount of topping on the toast.
In both serving methods, the artichoke bruschetta topping can be prepared cold or hot. Cold preparations are usually mixed in a bowl while the bread is toasted and then placed over the pieces or served in the bowl. Hot portions of artichoke bruschetta follow a similar method, but after the initial toasting, the pieces of toast are covered and placed under a grill to melt the cheese and heat the pieces well. It’s also possible to heat the topping in a bowl and still serve it on toast, allowing people to make their own portions, but this usually doesn’t result in browning as much on a grill.