Bina's Bread

About this recipe

Bina is a good family friend who is from a part of Italy just south of us. She’s also a great cook.


Slice a pagnotta loaf in half lengthwise (it’s the big round one with a hole like a donut). Lightly toast in the oven on broil.

Brush olive oil on each half, and then season with salt, pepper, and oregano.

Thinly slice a tomato and place on bread. Grab the salt, pepper, and oregano one more time and season the tomatoes. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the tomatoes and sprinkle some shredded mozzarella on top as well. Reheat in oven, slice, and serve.


  • You have to lightly toast the first time.
  • Instead of seasoning the tomatoes then drizzling, you can brush them with oil before seasoning—it doesn’t matter. 
    The first time you make something, you rely on common sense. The second time, you add experience. So make the first half, and then make the other. (Good idea, huh?)

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