Bruschetta is great as an appetizer or accompaniment to any meal.
It’s the holiday season which means holiday entertaining! Bruschetta (pronounced Bru-Sketta) is an effortless crowd pleaser. The recipe can also be easily adjusted to accommodate any number of guests.
Here’s all you need to make this fool proof dish:
Thawed Furlani garlic loaf (Recommended): To thaw, place bread in ambient temperature for 1 hour prior to heating. You can also use one straight out of the freezer.
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
3 medium ripe tomatoes, at room temperature
Half a small red onion
Handful of fresh basil leaves
You’ll also need:
Pre-heat oven to 425°F (220°C).
Next, chop up seeded tomatoes and onion then place in bowl.
Pile basil leaves on top of one another and roll into a log. Thinly slice basil into green confetti and loosely combine with tomatoes.
Add a drizzle of oil and a little coarse salt to the bowl and gently toss tomatoes, onion and basil to coat. Set bowl as side.
Once the oven is pre-heated:
1. Remove bread from bag and place open-faced on baking sheet.
2. Place baking sheet on middle rack. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
3. For crispier texture, broil for an additional 15-30 seconds.
1. Remove bread from bag and place open-faced on baking sheet
2. If bread halves are frozen together, carefully insert fork between halves to separate.
3. Place baking sheet on middle rack and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Take this time to breathe in the amazing aroma of this bread!
Once baked, pull out of the oven and cut bread into thick slices.
Pile the topping from the bowl onto the slices. Or you can even pile bread around the bowl, and place a spoon in the bowl, for your guests to serve themselves.
That’s it! If you want to make more simply grab another loaf and repeat.
Another reason this recipe works well for entertaining, is because you can put the topping together the night before. Then all you need to do is pop the Furlani garlic bread in the oven, slice and scoop on the day of.
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