Tomatoes, Basil, Olive Oil and Roast Flavour. That is how simple italian happiness tastes! You will know how complete italian kitchen is, when you take a bite of an oven warm bruschetta. The perfect combination made out of simple ingrediences that combine to a super delicious starter. It goes perfectly with many main dishes and can also be enjoyed as a stand alone light dish.
12 medium sized slices of ciabatta (made with our recipe or bought at a bakery)
1 clove of garlic
1-2 slicing tomatoes or 1 oxheart tomato
some basil leaves
Pepper, freshly grounded
4 tablespoons of extra vergin olive oil
This is how it’s done
You start with preheating the oven to 250° C.
Cut the ciabatta into thin or mediumsized slices. Place them on a baking tray.
Now you peel the clove of garlic and slice it into two half. Rub the cut faces each on 6 slices. Little cubes are the perfect shape for the tomatoes. Mix them with the olive oil and the salt. Place it then with the help of a spoon on the slices. Roast it in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the slices.
Grind the pepper on top and place the basil leaves you like. Voilá. Serve it warm and enjoy.
If you have some left overs of dry bread you can use it for the preparation of ciabatta. Classic style is white bread, but very tasty are as well sour dough and spelt bread, if you like a little more intense taste.
With the choice of tomatoes you can also take cherry tomatoes. The most important thing is, that they should smell simply like tomato and summer. Next time shopping in the market, take a quick odor journey through all the sorts available. The most intensive smelling fruits are the winners for to jump into your shopping bag.