Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sexy Beans on Toast

This past week I attended a cooking class with my work colleagues at Cookshop Cookschool and we learned how to make this dish amongst others. It's officially called Cannellini al Forno but it's a sexy version of beans on toast.

1 can of cannellini or white kidney beans (14oz)
1 cup of cream (whipping or half/half)
Cheese (your choice)
1 clove of garlic
Italian bread
Olive oil

  1. Rinse your canned beans well and add them with the cream on med-high heat.
  2. Simmer the mixture until the cream has been mostly absorbed by the bean,approximately 25-30 minutes.
  3. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  4. If you want a richer flavour add some cheese at this point.(In the class we added Gorgonzola to the mixture and topped it with Pecorino, but I also made it on the weekend with Cheddar and topped with Brie.)
  5. Toast bread and rub with garlic clove to flavour.
  6. Add mixture to toast and top with the same or another cheese of your choice.
  7. Drizzle with olive oil.
This made 3 rather heaping servings on the wide italian bread.
It is delicious. I haven't tried making it sans cream but please let us know what alternative and options you try.

Enjoy! (Sorry for the lack of photos.)

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