To Make Toasted Baguette:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice baguette and lay on a baking sheet. Brush lightly with a little oil if desired. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toasted. They will dry and crisp up even more as they cool.
Toasted baguette can be toasted, cooled completely and kept in a resealable plastic bag up to two days in advance.
Since homemade pesto doesn’t contain any preservatives, it won’t last nearly as long as regular pesto. Make sure to store it covered in the fridge (preferably in an air-tight container). This way it will last 4 to 5 days.