This Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup is of a poor-man meal origin, but it’s one of the most luxurious comfort food you can make at home.
6ozstale country bread
1cuppassata/ tomato sauce
2cupsstockvegetable, chicken or beef
1large garlic clove
3tbspExtra virgin olive oil
Handful fresh basil leaves
Salt,pepper to taste
Start by toasting stale bread in the oven or on the grill until slightly brown. In the oven: for 7-10 minutes at 400FOn the grill: for a few minutes on each side.Once ready, let cool lightly. Rub each piece with garlic clove.
In a large skillet pan add a splash of oil oil. Place bread pieces evenly. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and vegetable or meat stock.If tomato sauce is not sweet enough add 1 tbsp of sugar.
Taste for salt. Add pepper and more salt if needed.
Let simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking bread into smaller pieces. Soup is ready ready when bread and tomatoes become one completely mushy mix.
Add torn fresh basil leaves, give a final stir.
Serve hot, drizzled with high quality extra virgin olive oil.
Take this Bread and Tomato Soup up level to the next by coating with a layer of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro) https://www.italianrecipebook.com/tuscan-bread-tomato-soup-pappa-al-pomodoro/