Serves: 6 people (as appetiser)
1 baguette (Italian or French bread)
1 clove of garlic (finely diced)
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
2 firm large tomatoes
125g (1/2 cup) fresh basil (chopped)
1. Slice the bread diagonally, 25mm (1-inch) thick.
2. Toast the bread under the grill until lightly browned.
3. Combine the garlic, olive oil and tomatoes. Top the toast
with a generous proportion of the tomatoes and sprinkle with
salt and pepper.
4. Grill for about 30 seconds (enough to heat the tomatoes).
Sprinkle with basil and serve.
If your dinner guests are looking a little drowsy or bored, or you're
mad with the kids for being churlish brats, just add a sprinkling of
fresh, finely chopped chilli to the garlic, tomato and olive oil
mixture before it goes on the bread. It's guaranteed to change their