Ciabatta + Pesto = Bruschetta

Ciabatta is a traditional Italian white bread.

Ciabatta is an Italian white bread made from wheat flour, water, salt and yeast. With homemade pesto, tomato and galic you can made an amazing bruschetta.

Ciabatta

Ingredients

  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 10g salt
  • 5g dry yeast
  • 350g water (room temperature)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients very well and let it rest for 10 minutes
  • Fold the dough from the bottom up 10 times and then let it rest for 10 minutes
  • Repeat this proccess 6 times
  • Let it rest for 1 hour
  • Place the dough in a closed pan (you can place a baking paper in the bottom)
  • Bake for about 25 minutes with the pan closed (250ºC)
  • Remove the lid from the pan and let it bake for more 20 minutes


Pesto

Ingredients

  • Basil and/or rocket
  • Garlic
  • Nuts (walnut, brazil nut, etc..)
  • Matured cheese (parmezan, pecorin, etc..)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • A bit of lemon juice or vinegar

Instructions

  • Just mix all ingredients very well.
  • Remmember to cover the pesto with olive oil to make it last longer.


Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • Slices of Ciabatta (or other bread)
  • Pesto
  • Tomato souce with garlic
  • Grated cheese

Instructions

  • Put the bread slices in a baking tray with a bit of olive oil on top
  • Bake it for 5 minutes
  • Place the tomato souce on top of the slices
  • Place a bit of the grated cheese on each slice
  • Bake it for 20 minutes (or until the cheese is au gratin)
  • Place a bit of pesto on each slice



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