I had some cold when I came back from the pub last night & it was still good & I'm having it for lunch today too! It's tasty enough to be a meal in itself but could also be an accompaniment to, say baked chicken. I haven't decided yet if I can call it healthy, it does have oil & bread in it.
Here's my interpretation of the recipe, using what I had, with only rough measures and made-up timing (plus I forgot the sugar). It still turned out awesome so it's probably idiot-proof!
I could be a TV chef...
Saucepan/frying pan, oven-proof dish, little dishes if you want to be organised as above
Bread - cut into cubes, I used about a 6in/15cm of stale sesame seed baguette including the end
Olive oil - a couple of sloshes at the appropriate stages
Onion - I used half a small one & two salad onions. (I didn't follow the recipe exactly and just assumed there'd be onion in it somewhere!)
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped or pressed
Tomatoes - ~6.5 basics largeish tomatoes (the 0.5 resulted from sandwich making), chopped as above & nasty yellow stick-like bits removed
Cheese - Grated, enough for a decent sprinkling on top of your dish (mine's Grana Padano)
Balsamic vinegar - ~1tbsp
Basil - roughly chopped, fresh is best (I have a plant :)) but I imagine dried would be ok
Salt & pepper
- Chop everything! Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, 350 Farenheit
- Fry the onions/garlic in a little oil until softened & put to one side (I dumped them in my oven-proof dish temporarily)
- Fry the bread in more oil, stir lots so it doesn't just soak up the oil, make it look toasty/crouton-y
- Dump all your chopped tomato in with the bread, plus vinegar, salt & pepper
- Cook it for a few minutes on the hob, don't smush the tomatoes too much
- Take off the heat, stir in the basil
- Transfer to the oven-proof dish, sprinkle cheese over the top.
- Bake for 30 mins (recipe said 45-50, I was impatient)
This is how it looked post-ovening