To compensate for yesterday’s ordeal. I had a friend of mine call me in the middle of the night as she was still struggling with the tsoureki, although the word “struggling” is rather an overstatement as she was waiting for the dough to rise.
Few simple ingredients for today’s bread:6-8 slices of French bread or other crusty loaf 3-4 tomatoes, halved 1-2 garlic cloves, halved olive oil for drizzling
To prepare this at its simplest, rub the bread slices with the cut sides of garlic first. Then do the same with the cut sides of the tomato halves, letting the juice and seeds soak into the bread. If the bread is too soft, you can lightly toast it beforehand although I prefer to do it anyway. Finish by drizzling olive oil over the top of the tomatoes.
To make a more substantial snack, serve the bread with a plate of cold cuts, meats and cheeses and let the guests assemble open sandwiches for themselves.