Friday, January 16, 2009

Simple Cheese Bruschetta

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”-James Beard

Bruschetta is one of the simplest things in the world to make, and can be very satisfying if you have good extravirgin olive oil.
Hub loves these...and so do just made them to go with some hot cocoa this evening. Because thats all the cooking I am doing for today, (smile) going out for dinner in the eve.

Simple Cheese Bruschetta

(quantity depends on the number of people being served and the number of helpings each)

bread, ideally freshly sliced Tuscan bread garlic extra-virgin Olive oil ripe tomatoes
cheddar cheese slices
dried oregano flakes

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the sliced bread with the olive oil.
On a lined cookie sheeat, place the bread slices and toast in the oven for about 5 mins.
Now, gently rub them with a cut clove of garlic.
After rubbing the slices with the garlic, rub them with a very ripe cut tomato as well.
Place a cheese slice on top of this bread and place in the ovenh again for a minute.
Drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle some oregano on the bruschettas.
Cut the slices in half, and serve.

This goes to the Bread Mania event hosted by Sindhura (of BayLeaf).

This also goes out to Cooking For Kids- Milk event, held at Neivedyam, to Sindhi Rasoi ; and to
and to a dear friend, Harini/Sunshinemom (of ToungeTicklers) for FIC-Yellow.


Also I want to take this oppurtunity to thank all those who have recognized and awarded my efforts. Thank you once again for all the encouragement and belief in me- Sudeshna, Andhra Flavours, Usha ,Mediterranean Turkish Cook and Sahaja (most recent).

When I was given these awards I was fairly new to the blogging world. Now after three months (and after 50 posts) I finally pass the following awards to my friends and colleagues in the blogosphere. I am honoured and happy that I 've hit half a century here, and so sharing my happiness with you only doubles it ! :)

I pass the following Butterfly Award to some really colourful blogs of note--
Nihal, Usha, Andhra Flavours, Jenn, Teresa R, Barbara C. Thomas, Curry Leaf, Ann, Culinary Wannabe, The Key Bunch, AquaDaze, AK Mom, Pigpigscorner, Lore, Reeni.

I pass the following Lemonade Award to a few refreshing blogs I know--

Proud Italian Cook, Sudeshna, Sahaja, Arundhuti, Gattina, Tartelette, Yasmeen, Sangeeth, Soma, Rosa, 5 Star Foodie, AnuDivya, Medena, Srivalli , Harini.

(Only wish I could add more to the list of awardees...there are so many blogs I adore...I have increased the number to 15 instead of 10...and yet I wanted to add more, but I guess rules have been stretched and I don't really want to break them... sigh!)

The rules for the awards shared above, are as follows-

Add the logo in your blog.
Add a link to the person who gave you the award.
Nominate 10 other blogs of your choice.
Don’t forget to add links to those blogs in yours'.
Also leave a message for your nominees in their blogs, informing them about the award.

If you already have received this award and its redundant, excuse me please. Its the thought that counts..isn't it!

Share the joy and have fun friends!

N.B. If anyone has any problem saving the pictures(award logos) as I have disabled right click on this blog,(out of fear of the stealth of pictures/material, happening in the virtual world these days); do get in touch with me and I will personally email it to you. My apologies for the inconvinience.


  1. Looks yummy and simple too..

  2. Navita,bruschetta looks very much inviting that i crave for a hot cup of tea now..yummy picture..enjoy the dinner
    Thank you for passing the award.even i had recieved this one before..but the concern and care matters na..wonderful to have fellow bloggers like you.

  3. Lol, I thought the bruchettas were all for me and then as I scrolled down I realised you were talking about the award :D.
    Thank you very much Navita!

  4. Delicious! I love cheese on toast, I used to have this a lot when I was still in school. I would sprinkle some sugar on the cheese.

    Thanks Navita for the award! Very much appreciated =)Could you please e-mail me ( the logo so I can put it in my blog? Thanks!

  5. The bruschetta looks tempting, Navita! Thank you so much for passing me the lemonade award and enjoy your evening out!!

  6. Delicious! Thans ever so much for the award!



  7. Aaaah, this looks so tempting! You just want me to fall off the wagon with my diet, DON'T YOU?!

  8. The bruschetta looks so good! I think I may have to try this sometime.

  9. Thank you for the award Navita!

  10. That's a great snack for kids and adults as well. looks yummy!:)

    Enjoy your awards and have a great weekend.

  11. Thanks sooooo much Navita :) for passing me the award :D U know how excited i am ;)

    And ya can u also give me the recipe of bread toast like the one we get when we order in restaurant? [vegetarian]
    I always try to make nice toast but never can make one properly! its not burnt and all but its not as nice to eat and feel as it is when i get a takeaway! I use a normal toaster. gimme tips na?

  12. Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it! :) You are so sweet.

  13. looks really yummy and cheesy thing is really tempting!!

  14. Thnaks for the entry navita,these surely looks tempting and hey hearty congratulations for the awards....cheers

  15. Thank you so very much for the Butterfly Award, Navita! I'm thrilled that you thought to share it with me.:)

  16. That looks pretty neat! A nice and simple snack. Thanks so much Navita for the award and for thinking of me. *grin*
    Appreciate it.

  17. Hey thanks so much for the lovely award!

  18. Thanks for thinking of me and sharing the award.ITs a cherished award from a cool blogger.THANKS.The bruschetta is very tempting and perfect for winter.

  19. Thanks so much, Navita!! I've had the Butterfly Award before, but I didn't save the graphic on my computer. I think I may be able to find it elsewhere though. I'll post when I do. :) Hope your Friday is nice!

  20. Thanks for the thought Navita, Bruschetta looks very tempting!

  21. Navita - thanks so much for the lemonade award! Really means a lot!

  22. That quote is so true. It's the really simple foods that I crave. And when they're done right, they're the best. I had a ham and swiss at a little restaurant the other day and I swear, it was heaven!

    The pecan pie with it didn't hurt. :)

  23. Bruschetta looks great! Thank you so much for the award! I'm honored! :)

  24. Congrats on your awards!! You deserve them all and so much more. Thank-you so much for passing one on to me!! Your a sweetie!!

  25. Bruschetta looks Delicious! Congrats on the awards!

  26. I'm glad you find my blog refreshing ,thank you so much for thinking about me.:)
    That was an easy cheesy bruschetta:)

  27. Hi Navita,
    Thank you so much for the award.

  28. Thanks Navita, we are very honored!

    Your cheese Bruschetta looks delicious! I am going to try it!

  29. Thank you so much for the award Navita, we are honored!

    Your cheese Bruschetta is very very delicious looking!:)

    - Sharon

  30. Lovely usual..great recipes from a great cook! and thank u so much for the award means a lot...:-)

  31. Mhhhh, simply delicious indeed.

  32. The bruschetta looks so tempting!Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Congrats on the awards :)

  33. I love simple recipes and this one looks really good.

  34. That is really delicious. Congrats on the awards.

  35. The bruschetta looks really inviting. Thanks so much for passing the butterfly award to me :-)

  36. Hi Navita,

    I am not able to copy the picture from your website, it will be great if you can take out the copyright notice from there

  37. Guys thank u for the sppreciation.
    I have tried replying to all of u personally on ur webpages/blogs...hope u have found all the answers!

  38. Sahaja..tried responding to u...but ur blog page isn't showing up... :(

    Anyawys am replying here--
    if u don't have an oven/toaster and want to get great panini like's wht I do..
    Butter the slices slightly on one side..and place them on a hot tawa/griddle but on low flame and for a minute or more till they are toasted and crisp.then fill in whatever u want in between

    hope this helps..

  39. Ya there seems to be someproblem...I subscribed to ur posts but I didnt get this updates after this post!! shee shud chk up!!

    I have a oven and toaster but dont like toaster ones.....thanks for the help....can u also tell how to do it the conventional oven?
    thankoooo sooo much :)


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