Makes enough for 4 people as a starter. You will need to double the quantity if you want to serve this for lunch
Bruschetta (pronounced “broosketta”) was originally invented as a good way of using up stale bread by toasting it and adding a range of toppings. The simplest one is made with juicy tomatoes, but you could also try toppings such as mozzarella cheese, basil, ham or roasted vegetables.
- 1 small rustic loaf or one small baguette
- extra virgin olive oil 4 tbsp, for drizzling
- ripe plum tomatoes 8
- garlic 1 clove
- freshly ground black pepper optional
- a few fresh basil leaves optional