Tortino Tricolore Mozzarella Cake

Tortino Tricolore

Unexpected because mozzarella cheese is good always and in summer we like serving “caprese”, but in winter it is delicious to serve this warm dish.

 It ‘s a colourful, savoury cake, with a fresh Mediterranean taste.Tortino in Italian is a savoury cake, such as Torta is a sweet cake.Tricolore means three colours because here we have the  3 traditional Italian flag colours: green with basil, white with cheese and red with tomatoes.

Ingredients (for a loaf pan by 24x10x7cm)

250g of sliced  sandwich bread

250 gr. mozzarella

300g  tomatoes

40g of grated Grana or Parmigiano cheese 

12 basil leaves

2 eggs

150 ml of milk

Extra Virgin Olive oil, as much as needed

Salt  3 pinches 

Wash the tomatoes, divide into two parts and, in a bowl, dress them with salt, cheese, oil and chopped basil leaves.

In a bowl, beat eggs with milk, dip the slices of bread cut appropriately to coat the bottom and the edge of the pan, previously lined with parchment paper. 

Slice the well-drained mozzarella.

Distribute half of the seasoned tomatoes  into the pan over the bread

 Place over them the mozzarella.

 Cover it with the other tomatoes.

End with a layer of slices of bread.

Bake at 200 C° for about 40  minutes or until golden brown.

When baked, leave the cake to cool and decorate with basil leaves and tomatoes