My friends and I always get very excited this time of year. It's cooling down, so sweaters come out from hibernation, you can cook/bake without feeling like you're in a sauna, and all of our favorite fall ingredients become prominent again.
Yesterday my friend Clare texted me to ask if I had any recipes for a sourdough starter. She was tending to her brother's starter and had some extra. So I did some digging and discovered a recipe for San Francisco-style sourdough in one of my many cookbooks! After baking, we (along with our friend Dana) knew we had to have a Sunday brunch with it.
We could have gone the typical route - buttered toast with sunny-side up or poached eggs, some bacon and hollandaise...but that didn't quite feel like the right way to celebrate our delicious bread and the beginning of fall. I've always been a fan of sweet and savory (who isn't?) and Clare has always been a [HUGE] fan of apples. I had kale in the fridge that needed to be used and thought "I've got it" - and this dish was made.
I knew it would be good, but I didn't know it would be THAT good...I just couldn't stop eating it! I fully intend on it becoming an easy weeknight dinner this fall (not to mention it will probably make another appearance on the table when I have brunch with friends again).
Whether you decide to have this at brunch or dinner time, you and whoever you are with are going to enjoy it. That's for sure.
Apple, Kale, and Pancetta Sourdough Toasts
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4-6 toasts
You Will Need:
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