Bruschetta

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Bruschetta: Traditional Italian Garlic Bread

Very tasty and so simple to make!

Bruschetta is one of those foods that instantly puts me in a good mood and transports me back to so many summers spent in Italy over the course of my life!

Basic Bruschetta is simply barbecued bread slices rubbed with whole cloves of garlic and served with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt It couldn’t be simpler.

The picture above shows a very common variation: Tomato Bruschetta.

Ingredients

  • Slices of fairly firm/rustic bread (typically you’d use ‘Pane Casareccio’ but a good Ciabatta or other firm bread will work)
  • Whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • Fresh basil, roughly chopped

Method

Start off by making the tomato topping for the Bruschette (Italian lesson: Bruschette = plural of Bruschetta):

Chop the tomatoes into…

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