Whenever I can find burrata—a mozzarella-type Italian cheese with a creamy center—I make these toasts. Thankfully, it’s now offered by a few domestic producers and is easier to locate than it used to be. In winter, substitute oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes for the heirlooms.
Preheat a grill to medium-high and oil the grill rack.
Brush the baguette slices on both sides with the
Depending on their size, thinly slice the tomatoes or cut into halves or narrow wedges. Arrange the burrata, tomatoes, and grilled bread on a serving platter, set out containers of olive oil and salt and pepper, and let guests assemble their own toasts. Alternatively, arrange the toasts on a platter, place some tomato on each toast, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with some burrata and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve right away.
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