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The Basic Toast! BASIC BRUSCHETTA: Start with a batch of these garlicky toasts -- then pile on the toppings! This recipe makes about 12 slices, which will serve 4 to 6.
1 loaf (1 1/2 lbs.) country-style italian bread
EVOO, for brushing
1 large clove garlic, peeled
Preheat grill pan over medium heat. Cut bread into 12 slices 3?4 inch thick. Brush pan and bread with EVOO. Grill, about 2 minutes per side. Off heat, brush with more EVOO and rub with garlic (unless using the Choco-Nut spread). Cover with topping.