Wednesday, 18 April 2018

BRUSCHETTA


Now its starting to get warmer (well I like to pretend), I been thinking about what foods I enjoy making and eating during the Summer and warmer months. Last Summer I went to Italy and one thing I tried for the first time was bruschetta. I have always loved tomatoes but this takes it to the next level.
Although I don't have any plans to go back to Italy any time soon, I can pretend to be back there with my lunchtime meals.


It's pretty simple to make with very few ingredients. You can use any types of tomatoes. I only had cherry tomatoes but its nice to mix up the sizes and colours of the tomatoes, yellow ones look really nice and are super sweet.


I tend to just guess the quantities and make it up as I go along, but the original recipe I used is as follows (for 2 people):

250g tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
a pinch of sugar
2 slices of sourdough or other robust bread (my bread loaf was very small so I made more pieces)
1 garlic clove, halved
a handful of basic, roughly chopped or torn
salt and pepper

Cut the tomatoes into small chunks and put them into a bowl with the olive oil, sugar and plenty salt and pepper. Toss together and add the basil.


Toast the bread and while still hot, rub the garlic clove over it. This sounds really strange but it actually works really well! If you are vegan and miss garlic bread then doing this, maybe with a bit of olive oil will satisfy that craving. I love garlic and I rubbed the clove over both sides of the bread, if you aren't such a fan then just do the one side that you will put the tomatoes on top!


Pile the tomatoes onto the toast and trickle with extra olive oil.




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