Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
August 27, 2015
Italian bruschetta (pronounced brusketta) is a wonderful way to capture the flavors of Tuscany!
- Yields: Makes 24 small slices.
Slice the baguette on a diagonal about 1/2 inch thick slices. Coat one side of each slice with olive oil using a pastry brush. Place on a cooking sheet, olive oil side down. Place a tray of bread slices in the oven on the top rack. Toast for 5-6 minutes, until the bread just begins to turn golden brown.
Why use plum tomatoes instead of regular tomatoes? The skins are much thicker, there are fewer seeds and less juice.
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