My Italian kitchen: the perfect tomatoes bruschetta

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

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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 voilร , your bread is done! And I bet your house is smelling heavenly of homemade fresh bread.

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Homemade bread

Now, we are ready for the bruschette.

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What you need:

  • Slices of bread
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil
  • 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!

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Bruschetta with sun-dried tomato
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Bruschetta with tomato sauce, cheese, olives and capers
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Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil and anchovy
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Bruschette with tomatoes
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Bruschette with tomatoes

Enjoy my Italian bruschette in any occasion.

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See you next time ๐Ÿ˜‰

55 thoughts

  1. Some work to do here ๐Ÿ˜Š you are certainly very talented in making and preparing food! I mean the bread looks so delicious ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ you should open a bakery! This is the business you need to do, a little restaurant, bakery ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    I rather buy the bread hhaha , you make them and I will buy from you ๐Ÿ˜
    So Brushetta is basically “Bread toasted” ๐Ÿ˜Š a really great appetizer and so easy basically to do if we skip the bread baking part haha
    I can’t see the wine? ๐Ÿ˜
    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 ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ

    1. Just a little bit of work if you decide to buy the bread ๐Ÿ™‚ but definitely worth it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have considered already the idea, only that Singapore is not really the perfect place to do it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      Thank you very much for your support! I will need to find a place to do it, where you can come and buy it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      Yes, bread toasted on which you can spread an infinity of delicacies ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      There is always wine ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ not always in the pictures though but definitely on the table ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      Bruschetta is one piece and bruschette is plural or multiple pieces ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

      1. Oh why!! They donโ€™t love Italian food or what??
        Find the place and I will come and buy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
        I was sure the wine is hidden somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Okkkk thank you for the info ๐Ÿ˜Š a singular and e plural ๐Ÿ˜
        Well itโ€™s always great to check all this delicious food and learn something new about food ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
        Weekend is here already so enjoy it ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

      2. Everywhere in the world they love Italian food, that’s for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰
        The problem is that I’m not rich yet to afford to open something ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช
        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 ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
        We will find that place, maybe somewhere around the cottage by the sea ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’•
        Sometimes maybe I don’t have milk in the fridge but wine is never missing ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
        Yep, a for singular and e for plural ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Finding new recipes here, at least you know what to order when you go out ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคช
        Have a wonderful weekend too my dear Huguette ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐Ÿฅ‚

      3. Ohhh look at all this modesty ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        Viva Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ˜
        We must rob that bank ASAP ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
        Hopefully one day you will have the cottage and a Resto cafรฉ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š and a winery ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        Of course! Knowledge is power especially in food ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        Hope your weekend is great ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

      4. Modesty at its best ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช
        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…๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช This is crazy ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
        A cottage and a Resto cafรฉ and a winery? Oh wow…I guess a little too much…I’m happy with less but never say never…๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช
        Relaxing a little bit ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Hope yours is good too ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐ŸŒบ

      5. I mean who doesnโ€™t eat Pasta and Pizza at least ๐Ÿ˜
        Well you must aim for lot so you can get a less I guess and if you get them all it will be great ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
        Glad you are relaxing, same here a little of everything and itโ€™s almost over ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ

      6. True โ˜บ๏ธ I guess everybody heard about pasta and pizza ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Yes, better to aim for more ๐Ÿ˜…
        Weekend is over here and this morning Iโ€™m very lazy…I hope my batteries will start to function soon ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
        Have a wonderful week ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿงธ

  2. Sembra delizioso! ๐Ÿ’œ 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š)

    1. Grazie mille ๐Ÿ™‚ Your Italian is good ๐Ÿ™‚ Is a too beautiful language to forget ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m really glad you like it and that’s my intention ๐Ÿ™‚ To make my readers discover our delicious food that this world has to give us and fall in love with it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for your kind words! I wish you a wonderful weekend, maybe enjoying it with friends and a few bruschette ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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, Iโ€™d probably forego cheese, which no one has ever heard me say before, and just go with the lovely tomatoes and juice.

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I do love cheese too but sometimes, especially in summer time, I guess these simply brushette with tomatoes are so delicious and fresh ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Iโ€™m glad you like it Anna! Is really a simple but very delicious appetizer ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š Goes very well indeed with spritz or Prosecco, or a glass of wine ๐Ÿท…with everything ๐Ÿ˜‰
      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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰ Is so so delicious and the smell is amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹

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