A croustade is a French culinary term meaning a crust or pie-crust of any type. Usually they are made of flaky pastry or puff pastry, but they are made of bread as well, making them bread croustades. I found these little snack bites amazingly simple and great for parties.
- Cooked chicken: 1 boneless, skinless cooked chicken breast
- Mayonaise: 2 tbsp
- Parsley: 1 tsp chopped and 12 small leaves to garnish
- Mustard: 1 tsp whole-grain mustard
- Lemon juice: 1 tsp
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
For the Croustade baskets:
- Bread: 12 slices of bread cut out from brown bread or white bread slice with a pastry cutter
- Olive oil/ Butter: 3 tbsp melted
To make the bread croustade baskets cut out circles from bread slices and flatten them with a rolling pin. Brush with butter or oil on one side and push them in the muffin tin oiled side down (See pics). Bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 minutes or until brown and crispy. Take them out and cool them on a wire rack. For the filling, shred the chicken and mix all the ingredients. Take a spoonful and fill up the baskets. Garnish with a small leaf and serve within one hour of filling.