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.