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Hello again Upstart!
I am not in Italy any more.
 

I am at home!

I promised the lovely lady that I was going to teach all Upstart readers how to make my favourite Italian food. I am so quite excellent at Italian food!
 

 
 
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My favourite Italian food is: bruschetta

Bruschetta is so delicious. It's this toasted bread with amazing Italian things on top. But it's nothing like ordinary toast. Compared to bruschetta, ordinary toast is the most boring food in the entire world!
 

What you must do first:

  • Wash your hands
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (ask an adult to help with this)

What you need is:

  • loaf of bread (1 of these): Mum says her favourite bread for bruschetta is sourdough
  • big onion (1 of these too)
  • salt and pepperbutter (4 teaspoons of this)
  • serrano ham (lots of this!)
  • tomato (you only need one
  • )oregano (Oregano is a delicious herb. 2 tablespoons of this)
  • mozzarella cheese (you need 24 slices)
  • grated cheese (about a quarter of a cup)
  • adult (one of these, to be your very excellent kitchen assistant)

This is how I make it:

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the next steps you need an adult to help for safety reasons. Even if
you are totally excellent at cooking.

  • Melt the butter (I do this in the microwave for 30 seconds)
  • Cut the tomato into slices and set aside
  • Cut the bread into slices. Paint them with the melted butter and put them in the oven
  • Cut the onion in thin slices and cook them in a pan with the leftover melted butter
  • When the bread is golden brown take it out of the oven

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the next steps you can tell an adult to simply watch you and take lots
of photos.

  • Turn the bread upside down so that the golden brown side is facing down
  • On each slice put:
    • a layer of onions a little bit of salt and paper
    • a slice of tomato
    • a sprinkle of oregano
    • a layer of ham
    • 2 slices of mozzarella cheese
    • a sprinkle of grated cheese

IMPORTANT NOTE: You need an adult to stop taking photos and watching you now. Get them
to help you again!

Put the bruschetta back in a hot oven until the cheese is golden brown. In my oven this takes
exactly eight and a half minutes.

Presto and enjoy!!!!! (If the adult has behaved well, then it would be nice of you to share some
of the bruschetta. But only if they have been very good!!!!!)

Ciao

Saffron

 
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