Hello my dear readers,
I hope you are all well and hungry for something exquisite but very simple. This week we have seen the benefits of tomatoes, we’ve visited Sicily and today let’s see how to do the perfect tomatoes bruschetta 😉
Bruschetta alla Siciliana, with its Mediterranean aromas and flavors, is a rustic dish, originated from the need to preserve the bread from the farmers, and today it is a perfect summer appetizer.
Bruschetta is a home-made dish appreciated and widespread throughout the whole world, very versatile to prepare for various occasions.
Bruschetta is a term of Lazio-Abruzzo origin, which has known a Panitalian spread, and derives from bruscato bread, ie bread toasted.
For a really good and perfect bruschetta I like to do my own bread at home. Now for the measurements to be honest I never measure anything, I always trust my eyes, but I’ve tried to give an estimate as per below. However, you can adapt the quantities, feeling the dough’s consistency.
What you need:
- 250 g flour
- 11 g dried yeast
- 250 ml water
- a pinch of salt
How to do it:
Put the water in a bowl and stir in the dried yeast. In a separate bowl put the flower and the pinch of salt, then mix everything together and start working the dough.
Take it out from the bowl and knead the dough for about 5 minutes until is smooth and elastic. Form a ball and put it back in the bowl and cover it with a clean towel and let it rest for around 3 hours.
After 3 hours, see how the dough has raised? Is more than double. I’ll take it out from the bowl and separate it in 2 equal pieces or 3 or 4, depends how big you want the loaf and let it rest again for another 2 hours on a baking sheet, on which I sprinkled a little bit of semolina to avoid the dough to stick on the paper.
You’ll see the dough will raise again. I like to do 3 cuts on top and then bake it at 160 degrees in the static oven on a pizza stone (optional). And voilà, your bread is done! And I bet your house is smelling heavenly of homemade fresh bread.
Now, we are ready for the bruschette.
What you need:
Slices of bread
Extra virgin olive oil
How to do it:
Cut the bread into slices, about 1 cm thick and toast it for a few minutes on the grill on both sides, without allowing them to darken.
Peel the garlic cloves.
As soon as the slices are well roasted rub the garlic on the slice only on one side which the one that will be seasoned.
Prepare the tomato. Wash the ripe tomatoes, dry them with a paper or cotton cloth, then cut into cubes and put it in a bowl.
Season with a pinch of salt, finely chopped garlic, extra virgin olive oil and chopped basil, mix everything and let stand for 10 minutes.
With a spoon, divide the tomato on the slices and serve immediately. On top if you like you can add an anchovy, as per Sicilian traditional bruschetta.
And because we have so many kind of tomatoes, I did bruschetta also with sun dried tomatoes, and tomato sauce with a little bit of cheese, some olives and capers.
It is a fresh, summer appetizer, very simple to make, fast, cheap and most important delicious!
Enjoy my Italian bruschette in any occasion.
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All photo credit: Popsicle Society
See you next time 😉
Thank you 🙂
Only few ingredients but it’s worth!😊
And it makes me hungry!😲
Thank you for the share! 😊 💙
True! We don’t need a lot of ingredients to make delicious food 🙂
Simple but good 🙂
Thank you Suni for reading!
Have a wonderful day!
Great day and weekend you as well! 💙
Some work to do here 😊 you are certainly very talented in making and preparing food! I mean the bread looks so delicious 😁😁 you should open a bakery! This is the business you need to do, a little restaurant, bakery 😁😁
I rather buy the bread hhaha , you make them and I will buy from you 😁
So Brushetta is basically “Bread toasted” 😊 a really great appetizer and so easy basically to do if we skip the bread baking part haha
I can’t see the wine? 😁
Brushetta and Brushette is the same?
It’s great to see the food colors anytime and thank you for sharing these information and delicious recipe and hope your weekend will be great 🤗🤗💕💕🧸🧸🧸
Just a little bit of work if you decide to buy the bread 🙂 but definitely worth it 🙂
Have considered already the idea, only that Singapore is not really the perfect place to do it 😁😁
Thank you very much for your support! I will need to find a place to do it, where you can come and buy it 😁😁
Yes, bread toasted on which you can spread an infinity of delicacies 😁😁
There is always wine 😁😁 not always in the pictures though but definitely on the table 😁😁
Bruschetta is one piece and bruschette is plural or multiple pieces 😁😁
I’m glad you like it and I appreciate always your time and kind words!
Wish you a great day and soon is weekend again 😁😁
Oh why!! They don’t love Italian food or what??
Find the place and I will come and buy 😁😁
I was sure the wine is hidden somewhere 😂
Okkkk thank you for the info 😊 a singular and e plural 😁
Well it’s always great to check all this delicious food and learn something new about food 😁😁😁
Weekend is here already so enjoy it 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕🧸🧸🧸🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🍺🍺🍺🍻🍻🍸🍸🍸
Everywhere in the world they love Italian food, that’s for sure 😉
The problem is that I’m not rich yet to afford to open something 🤪🤪
To start it here I need tons of money, so unless we rob that bank or I win at the lottery, no chances for now 🤪🤪🙈🙈
We will find that place, maybe somewhere around the cottage by the sea 😉😎💕
Sometimes maybe I don’t have milk in the fridge but wine is never missing 🤣🤣🤣
Yep, a for singular and e for plural 😉
Finding new recipes here, at least you know what to order when you go out 😉🤪
Have a wonderful weekend too my dear Huguette 🤗🤗💕🧸🧸🧸🧸💕💕🤗🤗🤗🤗🥂 🥂
Ohhh look at all this modesty 😂😂
Viva Italia 🇮🇹 😁
We must rob that bank ASAP 🤔🤔🤔😎😎
Hopefully one day you will have the cottage and a Resto café 😊😊 and a winery 😂😂
Of course! Knowledge is power especially in food 😂😂
Hope your weekend is great 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕🧸🧸🧸🥂🥂🥂🍸🍸🍸
Modesty at its best 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪
Honestly, everywhere I went with my travels, I always found the Italian restaurant, good or fake, but there’s always an Italian restaurant, even in the most remote places in the world…🤪🤪🤪 This is crazy 🤪🤪🤩🤩🤩
A cottage and a Resto café and a winery? Oh wow…I guess a little too much…I’m happy with less but never say never…🤪🤪🤪🤪
Relaxing a little bit 😉
Hope yours is good too 🤗🤗🧸🧸🌺🌺🤗🤗💕💕💕🧸🧸🌺
I mean who doesn’t eat Pasta and Pizza at least 😁
Well you must aim for lot so you can get a less I guess and if you get them all it will be great 😁😁
Glad you are relaxing, same here a little of everything and it’s almost over 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕🧸🧸🧸
True ☺️ I guess everybody heard about pasta and pizza 😉
Yes, better to aim for more 😅
Weekend is over here and this morning I’m very lazy…I hope my batteries will start to function soon 😅😅😅
Have a wonderful week 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕🧸🧸🧸
Sembra delizioso! 💜 Every time I read one of your food relate posts I fall in love with the food! (I apologize if my Italian isn’t good, it’s been a while since I’ve had to speak it 😊)
Grazie mille 🙂 Your Italian is good 🙂 Is a too beautiful language to forget 🙂
I’m really glad you like it and that’s my intention 🙂 To make my readers discover our delicious food that this world has to give us and fall in love with it 🙂
Thank you for your kind words! I wish you a wonderful weekend, maybe enjoying it with friends and a few bruschette 🙂
I hope you also have a wonderful weekend, bruschette is a definite! 😊
Thank you 🙂 Enjoy 🙂
Our tomatoes are just starting to ripen. Would this be good on some home made sour dough bread? Might have to try it. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Oh lucky you 😉 Of course will be great on homemade sour dough bread! 😋 Really delicious 😉
I love that you made your own bread! I have to do that where I live because there are no bakeries, or any good bread available. I like your ideas for the bruschetta topping. For once, I’d probably forego cheese, which no one has ever heard me say before, and just go with the lovely tomatoes and juice.
Most of the bread that we can find here is too chewy and sweet for our taste! We do like that crunchy crust and soft in the middle, so there’s no better than the one done at home 😉
I do love cheese too but sometimes, especially in summer time, I guess these simply brushette with tomatoes are so delicious and fresh 😉
Looking delicious, Ribana! Your bruschette is surely make me hungry!
Thank you my dear! I’m really glad they make you hungry Mel 😉 They are really delicious 😋
OMG! YUM ad so beautiful.
Thank you very much 😉 I’m glad you like them as they are really delicious 😋
A beautiful presentation, I must say! Now I’m ravenous to make this! LOL! Thank you, for sharing your recipe. 😊
Thank you very much Beckie! Very appreciated! Very simple and easy 😉 You’ll like it 😉
Awlways a pleasure! 😊
Ditto on the beautiful presentation! All three sound delicious!
Thank you very much 🌺 Very appreciated! Really delicious 😋
Thank you! Delicious 😋
Wonderful recipe with useful illustrations! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Thank you Megala! I’m glad you like it! Is really delicious 😋
Looks yummy! I love the smell of freshly baked bread. 👌🏼😋
Thank you Winnie 😉 Yes, is wonderful 😉 Only the smell it makes me hungry 😋
You’re welcome! Me too! 😋
Hey Ribana, this is really yummy.😋😋 The last gif. Ha ha ha😂😂 ready to eat.😁👍👍❤️
Thank you Olivia 😉 I’m glad you like it! Yes, always ready to eat 😉🌺
Ha ha. That’s nice one😍
Thank you 😉
I love your blog; please keep up your good work.
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words 😊
You are very welcome.
And seeing this wonderful rustic bread with sun dried tomatoes I am again hungry😋😋
😋 I’m glad you like it! Really simple and delicious 😋
Thank you for stopping by! 😊🌸
I love bruschetta. I always have it when I go to Italy and I make it at home very often especially in the summer months. Perfect with a glass of Aperol and rubbing the garlic into the bread definitely makes all the difference. Need to try to make my own bread the next time though. 🙂
I’m glad you like it Anna! Is really a simple but very delicious appetizer 😋😊 Goes very well indeed with spritz or Prosecco, or a glass of wine 🍷…with everything 😉
If you make your own bread, I suggest to do bruschette immediately after you take the bread out of the oven, when is still hot 😊😉 Is so so delicious and the smell is amazing 😉😋
Wow that makes me hungry!!!
🙂 Simple and delicious 🙂