Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuscan Bruschetta

Bruschetta is an Italian starter whose origin dates back to the 15th century and earlier. It consists of roasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive, salt and pepper. Variations may include  different toppings the most popular involves basil and fresh tomato. In Tuscany it  is also called fettunta and it is usually served without toppings, in November, to taste new oil.
  • Tomato
  • Bread
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Basil

Cut the tomatoes in pieces, add basil, oil, salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for ½ hour. Toast the slices of bread on the grill.  

Rub both sides of the bread with garlic, sprinkle with salt and season with the oil. Place the marinate on the slices of bread and serve hot. 

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