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Hearts On Fire “Bruschetta”

how to make pretty valentines day bruschetta
I made these Bruschetta on Valentine’s Day & this recipe has been sitting in my draft. I know I'm really late posting this but then again, everyday is V-Day as long as there’s love in your heart, isn't it?

how to make heart shaped valentines day bruschetta
I’d fun playing with food that day. Making the hearty Brushetta was as easy as ABC. Difficult part was picking out the letters from a bag of Alphabet pastas. It was like searching for needles in a haystack. LOL!

making pretty heart shaped valentines day bruschetta
Following my post on Flirting With Food On Valentine’s Day, here’s my 1st course with Hearts On Fire “Bruschetta”.

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The colour of the bruschetta didn’t turn out as good, as I was using Wholemeal bread. So I’d suggest using White bread if looks is your priority :) The darker toast is actually a “remake” of my Crispy Anchovy Garlic Toast, so I’m only posting the recipe for the Brushetta, using the most common basic ingredient - Tomato.

(Serves 3)
Ingredients for Brushetta:
3 slices of Bread
1 Tomato (big)
3 tbsp Mozarella Cheese
1 Japanese seaweed strip
8 Alphabet pastas (LOVE)
½ tsp Olive oil
1 tsp Vinegrette
1 tsp Parsley flakes


  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on packet & set aside.
  2. Using a heart-shaped mould, cut out shapes from bread. Do not dispose remaining bread. Use a smaller mould to carve out shapes for croutons to go with the Wild Mushroom Soup.
  3. Wash tomato & dice. Mix with seasonings & parsley. Spread on bread & top with cheese.
  4. how to make valentines day heart shaped bread
  5. Sent it to the griller & toast till golden brown.
  6. Cut seaweed to the size that you want & place it carefully on the bruchetta. Wet the sides so you can tuck them in neatly. Decorate with pasta letters & surprise your beloved one!
grilling valentines day heart shaped bread

What about serving it with Wild Mushroom Soup with Heart-Shaped Croutons?

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To make croutons, cut out shape using mould. Toast them lightly & spread butter. Quickly place the side with butter on a plate of parsley flakes & press to stick. Turn them over & place them on top of your soup. Enjoy!


  1. These are so cute, Shirley! What a great idea to use alphabet pasta. Yes, needle in a haystack, but totally worth it :-D.

  2. Wow! Shirley, your brushchetta is so chio LOL Really, no kidding! Alphabet pasta is so inspired! I would never have thought of that!!

  3. Oh My! They look lovely, I think I'll go with wholemeal like you. Following your lovely looking blog :)

  4. you are so creative Shirley and surely great to celebrate the love day with these heart shape food.

  5. Lequan, alphabet pastas are so fun to be part of a recipe :) Thks so much for putting me in your fave blogroll!

    Denise, I'm surprised u know the word 'chio'. Hahaha! I just learnt this word myself only recently. Heeheehee!

    Umm M, thks for much for visiting! I'll be visiting u soon :)

    Nava, glad u like it too!

  6. love this presentation and what a fun way to serve those to guests!

  7. oh what a beautiful presentation!

  8. Hi! I came over from Ann's blog and this is really cute ;) I do agree, everyday should be V-Day :)

  9. Pegasuslegend, glad u found it fun too! Love those letters :)

    Simply Life, that's so sweet! Thks~!

    Min, thks for visiting! I'll pop by yours soon :)

    Little Inbox, thks & have a great weekend!

  10. These are so sweet! I bet they were delicious as well...You picked out the pasta letters by hand, wow I bet that was a task!

  11. hi Shirley
    your hearts on fire bruschetta are just too cute! I would love to have them along side my soup today, and I read your other post, I wish I was able to come to Europe to save on those rail passes.
    I hope you're having a good weekend

  12. Create and smart way to show someone you care.

    Job well done.

  13. It's never too late to share a great recipe. Infact, before you post this, i was wondering what is bruchetta. I played a cooking game in FB and this is one of the dish but i never know what exactly is this. LOL. Thanks for enlightening me.

  14. Waahhh heart shaped bruschetta! Why not?! Looks really cute :)

  15. Alisha, I love making Brushetta especially during weekends. They make great snacks!

    Hey Chef, thks for dropping by! Hahaha! Glad u like it :)

    Lazaro, love makes the world go round. Good to see u again :)

    Tiffany, thks!

    Doris, cooking game in FB?? Sounds like fun! Now u can make real Bruschetta too :)

    Kim, long time no see! Good to have u back :)

  16. Bravo, Shirley! You're getting more & more creative these days. They look really appertizing & delish. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day too.
    Blessings, Kristy

  17. Kristy, u've been missing in action too long I guess. Hahaha! Good to have u back again :)

  18. Hey Shirley,
    What a great surprise to see your cute Hello Kitty mug as your "mug shot" on! You really brightened my day and week. I will have to show mom because she was waiting for someone to put something up there too. :-)

    Love it plus I had never been to "Shirley's Luxury Haven" before! What a great site you created here!

    I will have to explore when it isn't 5 in the morning!

    I have to get to bed as I have to wake up in a few hours.

    I added a few new products to the "New Products I Love" area. I got another new member due to my friend Chef Ryan putting a cupcake post on his site. :-)

    God bless & happy cooking & baking to ya!

    Polly Motzko

  19. Polly, so good to have u here finally & thks for leaving your footprint! Will go chk out soon :) Do drop by often!


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