Soak prunes overnight in red wine. Add a stick of cinnamon and star anise, boil this for ten minutes, and puree this in a mixie till you get a paste.
In a glass bowl, marinate the shallot in red wine vinegar for about an hour. After a while, add salt, and olive oil. Then the cherry tomatoes, salt and fresh pepper and leave aside for 20 minutes.
Cut out breads into round shapes, and paint some garlic flavoured oil on it and toast them in the oven till crisp.
Then slather on some prune paste. Spoon a dollop of the cherry tomato onion mixture.
Sprinkle red chilli flakes, and cap it with a basil leaf. Your crostini is ready to serve.
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Key Ingredients: red wine vinegar, salt, shallots, cherry tomatoes, plum, black pepper, olive oil, bread, tomato, paprika, basil, red wine, cinnamon, star anise, garlic