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. 😉