Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bruschetta or Grilled Bread

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This tasty bread has been enjoyed in Italy since the 15th century.  Lately I have had a craving for bruschetta, so today I decided to make some for my lunch.   I started with a slightly stale baguette sliced 1/2 inch thick.  I pressed some fresh garlic and mixed it with olive oil, then brushed this mixture onto the bread slices.    Make sure to spoon any stray garlic pieces onto the bread.  Broil quickly until the bread is nice and crisp.

I then made a mixture of chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, salt,  pepper  and a splash of aged balsamic vinegar.   Spoon this onto your bread slices and let the juices soak in.  Delizioso!

Since I don’t drink wine, I enjoyed this treat with a cup of Darjeeling tea.   

For those who would like to see the traditional method of preparation I’ve included this video.

9 comments:

Bunny said...

That looks yummy. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your tea and scones too.

Frivolitea said...

Sounds wonderful. Reminds me of my time in Italy.

Steph said...

I love, love Bruschetta! I've also had it with grilled eggplant and that was very tasty, too.

Angela McRae said...

Yummo! This looks great! (And alas, this is another day where I'm reading a tempting blog post about food on a day I skipped lunch!)

the lovely pumpkin patch said...

Yay! My sister makes good bruschetta, but we haven't had it in a while.

Hootie said...

Yum! Is it lunch time yet?

:)

Marilyn Miller said...

I also love bruschetta.

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Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, yum, yum, yum. I get on kicks like this too. Bruschetta is so quick, easy and one of my favorites- (great for stale breads)

Susan Freebery said...

Now I am really hungry! Oh, my goodness, that looks wonderful!

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