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.


Megan said...

I still want to make this soup, even though I dropped out. It looks perfect for a night like this, because as I was reading your comment, David mentioned to me that it's snowing outside. Unbelievable! It's been cold and rainy all day, but this is just the icing on the cake! (no pun intended)

Hope you had a great Christmas!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I loved this soup too. I agree I would have the topping on it's own--it was so good!

Anonymous said...

I picked at the topping so much, I'm surprised I had enough left for the soup! Nice to have in the fridge while we were running around this month. Something with actual vitamins!

Eva said...

I DID eat half the croutons by themselves without the soup! I kinda wish I had used the whole loaf as croutons and left it out of the soup!

Anonymous said...

i just finished making this tonight. i thought this soup was excellent but i'm with you on just being happy eating the garnish!