Bread and tomato soup
( SERVES 6 )
Tomato and bread soup is a traditional Italian creation that makes something special out of foods that have outlived their usefulness - in this case, stale bread and overripe tomatoes. The best bread for this recipe is day-old white bread with the crusts removed.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Saute the garlic, until just fragrant. Cube and add the bread, stirring until all the oil is absorbed and the bread slightly toasted.
- Add the tomatoes, juice and seasonings. Bring to a simmer. Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes, until the bread breaks down. Mash.
- Taste for seasoning and stir in the red wine vinegar.