These crostini were inspired by a failed attempt to make a Mario Batali recipe for figs stuffed with gorgonzola and walnuts. The cheese oozed out all over the baking sheet and charred in the oven. They were way too messy to ever serve to guests. I burnt my tongue. And honestly, they weren’t THAT good. (Mario’s a genius, so I’ll take full responsibility for their mediocrity.)
The cheese-walnut mixture was quite delicious though and so I tried it on top of toasted bread. It was completely hassle-free, which is what I need considering the fundamentally lazy person that I am. My tongue, however, craved the sweetness that would have come from the figs. Hence, I added the finishing touch of raw honey. And as for the second finishing touch of fresh basil – well folks, that’s just my own genius at work!