Toast or Crostini Ahead

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  1. mjames

    mjames

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    When making toast or a crostini for say avocado toast or some other spread for a large party (200+ people) what would be the best method to prep ahead of time? Can the bread be toasted a day before and stored in a container and retain it's freshness and not be too hard or chewy?

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. chefwriter

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    My quick answer is to leave the bread slicing to the day of. All else can be done in advance.
    Bread/canapes/crostini are tricky things depending on what you want to end up with.
    you can certainly toast ahead of time if you want a crisp base at serving time. Kept in an airtight container they will be fine overnight.But if you want a softer center for the base/bread, then the safest way is to prepare all else and slice the bread the day of. Hopefully one of the experienced caterers here will jump in and offer a good tip or two otherwise.
     
  3. chefross

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    I usually slice the bread the day before and wrap in plastic as part of prep.
    The day of I place on pans, brush with olive oil or butter, then toast.
     
  4. peterparker

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    Tell me about some Chocolate Cake