Thursday, December 25, 2008
Barefoot Bloggers: Pappa Al Pomidoro
With all the holiday baking this month, it was nice to be able to make a savory dish. Luckily, I prepared this soup earlier in the month and enjoyed it for lunch several times along with various breads and crackers that I had made. This recipe was chosen by Natalie of Burned Bits.
The soup was easy to make. The ciabatta bread eventually disintegrated into the main body of the soup with a little help from a whisk.
I really loved the crispy croutons, bacon, and basil that garnished the top. They were simply roasted in the oven. (I could have eaten just the garnish and been happy.)
The only change I would make would be to cut the croutons into smaller cubes. As is, they are quite a mouthful. It's also a great dish for a grey, winter day.
I'm not sure how many Barefoot Bloggers will be posting today, but please check out the results over the next week.