By keeping just three ingredients on hand, you can make
bruschetta whenever you like.
1 Dempster’s OvenFresh baguette*
1 540 ml can Aylmer Accents petite cut stewed tomatoes,
green pepper, celery & onion flavour
Strain the tomatoes—you can always use the juice for
something else. Bake the baguette following the instructions on the package.
Slice the baguette in quarter-inch slices. Do this on the
diagonal if you want bigger pieces. Lay the pieces flat on a cookie sheet and
pop under the broiler just until they begin to colour. Remove from broiler.
Spoon tomatoes onto each slice. Sprinkle with parmesan and pepper and serve.
You can store them in the refrigerator for a short while,
but they get soggy quickly.
*the rosemary and olive oil, or the roasted garlic flavours
are especially good for this. Or you can use a regular baguette. I like the
Dempster’s ones because I can keep them in the pantry rather than having to
make a grocery run the day I want to make this—baguettes don’t stay fresh long.