Saturday, February 11, 2017

Finicky Friday - Caprese Garlic Bread

Caprese Garlic Bread

Hey everyone, time for Finicky Friday (on a Saturday) again! Melty mozzarella and fresh tomatoes give basic garlic bread a MAJOR upgrade.



1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced in half

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

2 cloves garlic, minced

kosher salt

1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella

2 large tomatoes, sliced

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. finely sliced basil

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bread halves on a large baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, mash together garlic and butter then season with salt and pepper. Spread butter mixture onto both baguette halves. Bake until the bread is toasted, about 15-20 minutes.
Top the toasted bread with mozzarella and tomato slices and bake until the cheese has melted, about 5-10 minutes more.

Meanwhile, make balsamic glaze: In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar and honey. Simmer until reduced by half, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes (the mixture should coat the back of a spoon). Let cool.

Drizzle garlic bread with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Garnish with basil, then cut into slices and serve warm.