Cookery corner - Bruschetta

Sofie Aldiss
Monday, February 9, 2015

Bruschettas are great to make with children as they are all about assembling. The fact that they are bursting with vitamins, minerals and fibre is an added bonus.

Serves: Two

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

* denotes child-friendly activities

Base

  • Ciabatta loaf
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Topping 1
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 100g feta, crumbled *

Topping 2

  • 2 ripe tomatoes (or a generous handful of cherry tomatoes) chopped *
  • 125g mozzarella, torn *
  • a few basil leaves, torn *
  • pepper to taste

Alternatives Encourage the children to come up with fun alternatives.

Method

  • Prepare the toppings in separate bowls. If you are happy to let the children slice or chop ingredients, use a child-friendly knife such as My Safe Cutter by Pampered Chef, £5.75, at www.pamperedchef.co.uk.
  • Season toppings to taste, and toss in a little olive oil. Set aside.
  • Slice the ciabatta into four 2cm rounds and toast both sides.
  • Cut one unpeeled garlic clove in half. Then rub each half onto the top side of the toasted ciabatta.*
  • Drizzle each slice of ciabatta with a little olive oil.
  • Add the toppings, allowing your children to load their two slices of bread with each of the toppings. *
  • Eat together while the ciabatta is still crisp and warm.
  • Sofie Aldiss is food and nutrition lecturer at Norland College, Bath, www.norland.co.uk.

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