Friday, December 12, 2008

Stale Bread and Squidgy Tomatoes

Tuscan Bread Soup
Are you sick of throwing food away? This traditional Italian peasant dish is a great way of using up those ingredients that are just past their freshness.

Tuscan Bread Soup


2 tblsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
500g of over ripe tomatoes, peeled (or 1 tin of peeled whole tomatoes)
60ml (2fl oz) water
1/3 loaf of stale bread, pulled (by hand) into bite sized chunks
20 fresh basil leaves/ 3 tblsp of dried basil
Salt & pepper


1. In a large saucepan, heat oil gently
2. Add garlic, stir into the oil
3. Add tomatoes whole
4. Using a wooden spoon/spatula, cut the tomatoes into chunks
5. Add salt & pepper
6. Add water and stir
7. Add bread and toss (not stir) bread chunks into the soup
8. Add basil (leaves/dried)
9. Simmer for 3-5 mins

Serves : 6
Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 5 - 10 mins

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