Bruschetta (note that 'ch' is pronounced as a 'K' in Italian) is the simplest of Italian appetisers or snacks to prepare. It is the "Queen of Snacks" as 'bruschetta' in Italian is female gender.
The most important part of this dish is the bread, which should be common Italian pagnotta bread (round loaf). Bread is very important in the Italian cuisine with many different formats that vary from region to region and also from town to town. The most diffuse is "common bread" made only from wheat flour, water and yeast. During the preparation olive oil is added and optional whole olives (without the seeds).
4 slices pagnotta bread
6 cherry tomatoes
1 clove garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
- Slice the pagnotta (a large round bread), each slice should be about 1 centimetre thick.
- Toast the sliced bread and, when warm, rub each slice with freshly peeled garlic.
- Take a few tomatoes and dice them finely into small cubes. Shape in a ball and season with olive oil, salt and wine vinegar. Finally add some oregano.
- Place the tomato mixture on top of the bread slices and serve.
Serves 4 people
Recipe supplied by Diego Bianchi, Como, Italy
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