How to Make Bruschetta

16 Apr

About two years ago I introduced Josh to Bruschetta’s.  Once he took a bite off the first one he was hooked!  To tell you the truth that night I thought I wasn’t going to get to eat my portion.  He kept eying out the last two pieces that were on my plate.  I ended up giving him my last piece, because he would look at me with his big puppy eyes.

The other night we were getting started with pasta night and he asked me to make some Bruschetta.  So I decided to snap a few pictures and write a blog post.

The first and most important tip that I am going to give you about making “great” Bruschetta is to have some really sweet campari tomatoes.  These tomatoes are not your ordinary tomatoes.  To tell you the truth you might get lucky if you find these at your regular supermarket.  I guess I can consider myself lucky because every time I go to Publix they have them.  If your regular supermarket doesn’t have them try going to Whole Foods.  If your tomatoes aren’t sweet then your Bruschetta is going to be boring.  I like to use the one in the picture below.

Type of Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Start by dicing your tomatoes into tiny cubes.

Cubed Tomatoes

Cut and wash some basil leaves.

Basil

The easiest way to cut basil is to lay one leaf on top of the other (lay about 5-6 leafs) and then roll them into a little log.  With a knife cut the little log and now you will have small strips of basil.

Chopped Basil

Toss your cubed tomatoes, basil and add a few dashes of salt and pepper into a bowl and mix with a spoon.  Let that sit while you cut and butter the french bread.

Bowl

Turn your stove to high and place the buttered french bread on to a flat pan.  I like to use our pancake pan.

French Bread

Once the french bread is nicely toasted and has a nice golden color to it, transfer the bread to a serving plate and top it off with the tomato mixture.  If you want to wow your taste buds add some shredded cheese (mozzarella, asiago or fresh Parmesan, just to name a few) on top.

Bruschetta

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

– French Bread

– Sweet campari tomatoes

– Basil

– Butter

– Pepper

– Salt

– Cheese (Optional)

Directions:

1- Dice your tomatoes into tiny cubes.

2- Wash and cut some basil leaves.

3- Toss your cubed tomatoes, basil and add a few dashes of salt and pepper into a bowl and mix with a spoon.  Let that sit while you slice and butter the french bread.

4- Turn your stove to high and place the buttered french bread onto a flat pan.  I like to use a flat bottom pan because the bread toasts and turns golden evenly.

5- Once the french bread is nicely toasted and has a nice golden color to it, transfer the bread to a serving platter and top it off with the tomato mixture.  At this point you can add cheese if you like.

Thank you for stopping by,

Jany

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