Bruschetta is a typical Italian dish, which recalls summer but is eaten pleasantly all year round. Bruschetta is the perfect starter, because it can be dressed in many ways and makes everyone happy! It’s an easy dish, but as all simple recipes, you have to respect some rules to make the result at the top.
Rule #1: bread
The most suitable bread to prepare the bruschetta is the "casereccio" bread: its crumb is compact, remains crunchy and at the same time absorbs the sauce well. It should have a more elongated shape than round, but it must be quite tall, so that once the slices are cut they are wide enough to accommodate the seasoning. The best bread is undoubtedly homemade, but if you can not prepare it, buy a good bread from the baker, avoiding the packaged bread of the supermarket.
Rule # 2: cooking
Another secret to obtain the perfect bruschetta is the temperature: the bread should be cooked, seasoned and eaten immediately. If the bruschetta cools, in fact, the bread crumb becomes moist and soft. The bread can be baked in the oven, in a non-stick pan, or even better on the grill.
Rule number 3: seasoning
If the bread is good, just rub the slice with a clove of garlic and season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil: this can be a heavenly experience! But don’t put limits on your imagination: your bruschetta will be delicious even with tomatoes, or with tuna and cucunci (caper fruits), or even with paccasassi, a typical specialty of the Marche region. If you’re going to try your own bruschetta at home, send us your recipes and photos!