overall difficulty getting back into the swing of things as I know it,
cooking and baking have been a rather low priority, especially
trying new things.
Now, with John almost home and
the summer really kicking in,
I ended up getting excited about cooking something tasty.
I know - it's been a while, and
wouldn't you know -
I'm-a gonna post a picture
of a little dish I thought up today.
Tomato topping: 2 handfuls of tomatoes go into a small sauce pot that has been drizzled with olive oil. Salt and pepper the tomatoes, drizzle a little more oil on the tomatoes and cover with a lid. Saute on medium heat.
Once the tomatoes start to "pop" (you'll hear the steam coming out of them - 5 or 6 minutes), take a wooden spoon or a skimmer and squish all of the tomatoes until they are popped. Add a clove or two of minced garlic (the amount depends on whether you like garlic a lot).
Turn up the heat to medium-high, and let the mixture reduce so a saucy consistency. Take it off the heat, add chopped basil & grated Parmesan, 2-4 tablespoons each, depending on your liking. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
Italian Bread: slice, spread on olive oil, toast under a broiler, don't walk away from said broiler.
Mozzarella Cheese: Slice two 1/4 inch thick pieces of mozz. Cut both in half and squish until they are thin.
Assembly: Place a piece of mozzarella onto each piece of bread. Spoon the tomato mixture proportionately onto the bread and cheese. Put the bruschetta onto a plate, place the plate near a window, take a picture with your phone, and enjoy.
|Want normal-shaped bread? Don't walk away from the broiler. :)|