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Bruschetta with Bocconcici and Basil

Ingredients

Makes 12 Pieces
4balls of Bocconcini cheese, drained
21thin slices of crusty Italian bread
2 tbspPastene Fancy Tomato Paste
8fresh basil leaves, chopped
dried oregano
salt and pepper
Pastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C).
  • Cut Bocconcini into 12 slices. Drain well on folded paper towels (otherwise Bruschetta will be soggy).
  • Arrange bread rounds on a baking sheet. Brush each lightly with olive oil.
  • Place a slice of cheese on each bread slice. Top with Bruschetta. Sprinkle with basil and oregano and drizzle with a few drops of olive oil.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

*Small balls of fresh Mozzarella.

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