Monday, February 7, 2011

The Best Bruschetta and a Winner

Bruschetta is a favorite around our house, especially when made with homemade french bread and homemade mozzarella cheese.  In fact, it is one of the most requested appetizers when we have guests.

First, slice a loaf of french bread into thin slices.  Arrange on a cookie sheet and brush with olive oil or spritz with cooking spray.

Bake the bread at 400 degrees until lightly toasted.  Remove from oven and rub the cut side of a clove of garlic over each slice.

Thinly slice your tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil.  Mix equal parts of good balsamic vinegar*, olive oil; add salt and pepper to taste.

Layer the tomatoes and cheese on each bread slice, sprinkle basil over top.  Drizzle with balsamic dressing.

*The secret to this recipe is the balsamic vinegar.  DO NOT use the cheap store bought stuff, it is just too bitter.  Look for a good quality balsamic from Modena, Italy, preferably aged at least 10 years.  I found some at a local farm/country store but have also seen it at wineries and gourmet stores.


The winner of the vinyl wall scripture is:  Mrs. H!  Please contact me and let me know the exact size of your wall scripture you would like as well as a mailing address!

Mrs. H said...

What a beautiful arrangement! The only scripture I've got on my walls are vintage plaques & pictures that I've found in thrift stores. I would LOVE to update our living room with something like this! :)

Thank you to everyone who entered and joined the group on facebook.  Look for more giveaways, including some just for those on the facebook page.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Looks yummy as always. One of my favorite summer foods....guess I could make it in the winter too!