The preparation of my blog is taking a little bit more than expected, I am still working on it and that’s the snack I have prepared for myself this afternoon while trying to understand how to play with pages and posts.
So, here is my coming soon nr 2, but this time with a little Italian treat annexed. Enjoy!
The word Bruschetta (pronunciation: brooskehtta, and not brusshetta) comes from the verb bruscare – in Rome’s dialect, to toast – and it indicates a basic poor plate of our old rural tradition. Peasants needed to make the most out of bread, as they had to eat the same for more days: by toasting it, it regained its fragrance. Initially, some oil, salt and garlic were the only seasonings; today bruschetta is nearly becoming a gourmet dish! Me, I privilege a rustic, classic tomato bruschetta, which smells home, countryside, neverending aperitivi with friends… (dreaming).
Which bread should you use ?
In general, the simpler, the better. In Italy a pane pugliese would be my first choice, here I use a normal casereccio bread. Cut it 2 cm thick and start preparing your bruschetta! In general, as the principle is to use leftover bread, I would say – do it with the one you have home 😀
Ingredients for 4 bruschette
2 ripe tomatoes
4 slices of bread
Sea salt, black pepper
A few basil leaves (to season the tomatoes and to decorate)
A clove of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Wash the tomatoes, cut them in small dices; season with a pinch of salt and a sparkle of black pepper, some chopped basil leaves and a clove of garlic cut in half. Leave it to rest for 10-15 minutes to remove excess water and add a drizzle of olive oil.
Toast the bread in the oven or on the grill, or on the barbecue (my favorite). Gently rub it with garlic, add the tomatoes and decorate with the rest of the basil.
Note : I know I said four bruschette and in my pictures you can see just three…but I could not resist and I had one straight away!
- 2 ripe tomatoes
- 4 slices of bread
- Sea salt, black pepper
- A few basil leaves (to season the tomatoes and to decorate)
- A clove of garlic
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Step 1 Wash and dice the tomatoes.
- Step 2 Season with salt, pepper, some chopped basil and a clove of garlic cut in half.
- Step 3 Leave it to rest for 10-15 minutes.
- Step 4 Add olive oil.
- Step 5 Toast the bread.
- Step 6 Rub it with garlic.
- Step 7 Add the tomatoes and decorate with the rest of the basil.