I have mentioned I am not good at bread, right?
I haven’t experimented enough yet.
But I’m good at buying bread and using it.
This is like the easiest thing to make. Or is it just me who feels like cooking is easy?
Well… being in the kitchen is an escape. It’s a place where I forget about the rest of the world and only care for the recipe in the making. The kitchen is a contest too, a duel against myself. I always want to be better, but at the same time, I want to cook, bake and taste lots of things that I’m barely having any time to repeat and perfect. Being lazy sometimes takes me away from doing any of that. Instead of delving into one of the cook books I have, I spend my time going from one post to another on buzzfeed. Like this 25 Party Appetizers That Should Be Banned For Life, or this 24 Fun Holiday Treats To Make With Kids, or… You get the point.
So where was I?
Yes, bread; Failed bread. When bread is not fresh anymore, toast it and top it. Simple as that . I topped my bread slices with soft and juicy toppings that go well with the crispness of the bread and not add to its hardness. The juices that would ooze from the slightly roasted tomatoes mixed with the liquids from the cheese and the olive oil drizzle would all make the bread flavorful and appetizing.
One of the failed bread ended up as a beautiful side dish and it was delicious.
Remember. Only use bread that is actually edible.
Halloumi and Tomato bites
- Sliced bread
- Red tomatoes
- Halloumi (thickly sliced)
- Olive oil
- Mint leaves
- Toast the bread for a couple of minutes in a hot oven
- Drizzle with olive oil, top with tomatoes and cheese and put back in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has soft and browned
- Garnish with mint leaves
- Drizzle with more olive oil