Tuesday, December 16, 2008

French Bread - Bite size pizza

We bought french bread and lo ! I was wondering what to make out of it other than the usual french toast. So came up with a quick idea to use up the bread. Here is the recipe.


1 Loaf - French Bread

Fine sliced to 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup - Green Bell Peppers/Capsicum
1/2 cup - Sweet Red Onions
1/2 cup - Firm ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup - Pineapple slices

1/2 bottle - Tomato - Basil Spagetti sauce (Or the 7 herb variety)
1 tsp - Herb mix (Oregano/Thyme/Rosemary) if you have one or from the spice rack grab these & have them ready.
1 cup - Grated Parmesan/Mozarella cheese

Preheat oven to 225 F.

Cut bread into 1/2 inch slices diagonally to get a sizable portion.(For those who havent experienced french bread - It is a long breadstick kind of firm bread. It dries up very quickly if not used fresh).

Spoon 1-2 tsp of spagetti sauce on each slice and then top with green peppers, onions, tomatoes and pineapples as we top a pizza and sprinkly the herbs if your spagetti sauce is a plain one. Otherwise the sauce will do. There is no need to add herbs.

Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in oven for 10 mins or until the cheese melts. Serve hot as Appetizer or Entree. Goes best with salad and soup.

Alternative toppings
1. Shallow cook peas and corn. Add a little salt and pepper to taste. Use this as exclusive topping or as an addition to the usual veggies.
2. Soak chikpeas, black beans and pressure cook with a pinch of turmeric. Add salt later and boil until salt gets in them. Drain them and use as topping instead of veggies.

Try them and let me know how it was!