A Magic Trick You *Should* Try at Home

21 Oct

It took about 10 minutes to make two plates full. And less than 5 minutes for everything to disappear. (Burp!)

Just like magic.

Magic in the Kitchen!

I still can’t get over it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen food disappear that quickly. Okay, granted my in-laws were over at my place, fondly called “Cafe Estebucks,” for the regular Sunday coffee-and-brunch but still, two whole plates worth gone in 5 minutes is quite a feat, right? 😆

You know how it is in those magic shows, where right before they perform some incredible feat, a deep, carefully-modulated voice warns ominously, “Do not try this at home.”  Well, today I’d like to take the opposite path. I dare you, my friends: Do try this at home!

Then let me know if everything disappeared from the plate in record-time as well. Deal? Deal! Awesome. 🙂

What You’ll Need:

  • French bread (I bought mine, but if it’s your kind of adventure to make your own, you can find a great recipe here)
  • French salted butter (I used Président Unsalted Butter, but really any butter that you love will do. Or you can skip it altogether if you’re on a diet :|)
  • Herbs: toasted chopped garlic, chopped basil, a tiny bit of freshly-ground pepper
  • Prosciutto or Salami Milano
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

How to Perform the Magic Trick:

1. Slice the loaf of French bread. Spread butter on each slice.

The bread and butter of magic

2. Add toasted garlic bits, chopped basil and a dash of pepper.

Sing as you sprinkle herbs because this is delightfully easy!

3. Thinly slice your fresh mozzarella.

Mozzarella, you rock my world! (So does this cheese slicer)

4. Lay the cheese slices on top of your butter and herbs.

This kind of cheesy, I can take. ~lol~

5. Stick everything in the oven (about 5 minutes at 180ºC or 356ºF). Take the slices out when the cheese turns golden-yellow.

Golden Goodness

6. Bring out your prosciutto or salami milano and lay these on top of the now-crunchy bread with soft melted mozza.

Prosciutto ... Salami Milano ... Delizioso!

7. Serve on a plate and watch everything disappear in less than 5 minutes.

Et voila! Magnifique!

Magic!

Who’d have thought something so deliciously simple could be simply delicious? 🙂

Okay, your turn! Try it out and do let me know if you loved it! 🙂 And do have a magical Friday, my friends!

* Credits for stock photos I used to create the image of the magician-boy: Emitra & Gastonmag at sxc.hu

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3 Responses to “A Magic Trick You *Should* Try at Home”

  1. Vito Tuesday, 15 November 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Looks so delicious, Liv. Your pictures are also amazing.

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    • LivE Tuesday, 15 November 2011 at 12:15 pm #

      thanks so much, vito, for your very kind words! i’m sure you cook up your own share of gustatory delights! 😀

      Like

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