DIY British beef crostini

DIY British beef crostini

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 8
Elegant yet full-flavoured, guests will love putting together these bites - make the beef and crème fraîche topping in advance to get ahead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal497
  • fat34g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 750g piece of beef fillet, from the thin end
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 300ml tub crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp snipped chives
  • 1 heaped tsp creamed horseradish
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 250g stilton



    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…

  • 70g bag rocket leaf
  • 1 baguette, sliced diagonally


  1. Heat oven to 20)C/180C fan/gas 6. Rub the beef with the oil and mustard, then season. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Sear the beef for 2 mins each side and place in the oven for 10 mins for rare and 12-15 mins for medium rare (you may have to adjust timings if your piece of beef is especially thin or thick). Remove from the oven, cover with foil and leave to cool.

  2. Mix together the crème fraîche, chives and horseradish in a small bowl and season to taste. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

  3. Just before serving, arrange the beef on a chopping board with the Stilton, rocket and crème fraîche. Toast the bread and serve while still warm. Toast the bread and serve while still warm. Top the crostini with rocket, slices of beef, chunks of cheese and dollops of crème fraîche.

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29th Dec, 2017
Really delicious and very much enjoyed at a buffet. Also, the beef and toppings are great in a toasted bagel!
21st Feb, 2017
This was an overwhelming success - I served it as a starter for a dinner party and quite honestly everyone was blown away. Delicious was an understatement. So simple but with good quality ingredients this is a winner and guests loved making their own.
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