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Cooking With Bitters Is Better


Even though I love to eat, I’m not a great cook. I never have been.

My husband loves to tell our friends that I make a fabulous French quiche and Japanese curry, but honestly, that’s about it. I eat out most days, but when I do cook, easy is key! I don’t like to spend hours in the grocery store looking for ingredients I’ve never heard of, or that will only be used once.

That’s why I couldn’t be more thrilled to share a delicious hors d’oeuvres recipe perfect for late-summer entertaining enhanced by ANGOSTURA bitters. Not only is it easy to follow, but it also doesn’t require many ingredients. It will satisfy your guests’ taste buds and impress them with your amazing kitchen skills.

Crostinis with cheese and orange bitters honey


Sounds and looks yummy, right?

They make the perfect appetizer or amuse-bouche to enjoy while sipping a refreshing cocktail.

One of the key ingredients of this recipe is something I didn’t know could be used in food until recently – ANGOSTURA® orange bitters.

While most people know about their role in enhancing flavor within cocktails, ANGOSTURA aromatic and orange bitters offer the same layers and complexities to culinary dishes from sweet to savory. With a complex blend of tropical oranges and spices, ANGOSTURA orange bitters can be used in a range of dishes and culinary preparations, including marinating meats, prepping dough for cakes and breads and seasoning sauces. They also pair well with lighter foods, such as honey, yogurt, and maple syrup, which seamlessly complement the orange bitters’ citrus spicy notes.

ANGOSTURA orange bitters are the only bitters divergence from ANGOSTURA’s signature aromatic bitters in the brand’s nearly 200-year history. These two essential flavors are the only bitters you’ll need to add depth and balance to all your favorite foods and drinks.

ANGOSTURA orange and aromatic bitters can be found at most supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as most spirits and liquor outlets nationwide.

Okay, enough talking. More action! Let’s roll up our sleeves and start making these crostinis! And make sure to have a cocktail handy, as cooking while sipping is always much more fun!


Ingredients needed:

½ cup clover honey

½ tsp. ANGOSTURA orange bitters

1 French baguette

1 wedge, wheel or chunk of tangy cheese of your choice (soft goat cheese, Gorgonzola, brie…)

Method:

1) Add ANGOSTURA orange bitters to honey and stir. If it’s hard to stir, warm the honey up in the microwave for about 10 seconds.


2) Thinly slice baguette and toast lightly.



3) Let the toast cool down a little.

4) Top each piece of toast with cheese.


5) Brush each piece with ANGOSTURA orange bitters honey.


6) Serve immediately and enjoy!

This post is sponsored by THE HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA, but all opinions are mine.

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