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In Which a Single Roll Gets Both a Sweet and Savory Treatment…

Goooooooood morning!
Goooooooood morning!

I have days when I wake up and find myself craving for something sweet or salty.  This, in itself, isn’t so bad.  It gets bad when I wake up feeling torn because I can decide between them!

The easy solution for this involves getting ciabatta, those soft, flour-dusted Italian rolls.  Split in half, you can use it to satisfy both your cravings.  Put the halves on a toaster oven tray and pop it into your toaster for a good three minutes.

For a salty, savory bruschetta , spread leftover pasta sauce – as shown above, I used a chunky ragu made with tomatoes, bacon, eggplant, and mushrooms – over one ciabatta half.  Dust it with plenty of Parmesan cheese and pop it back into the toaster for another couple of minutes.  Serve whilst piping hot.  If this little pizza-ish treat doesn’t knock down your cravings for something saline, I’m not sure if anything else will!

The other half gets a sweeter and simpler treatment: just slather generously with unsalted butter and drizzle over plenty of honey.  The rich butter works beautifully with the crisp, slightly nutty-tasting bread and the honey definitely soothes a maddened sweet tooth.  😉



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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