Spiedini all Romana

Episode 113 - Spiedini all Romana


  • 12 slices of White Bread
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 225g Mozzarella Cheese (cut into 5mm slices)
  • 3 Plum Tomatoes
  • ½ cup of fresh basil leaves, (plus extra to garnish)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Toothpicks


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
  2. Trim the crusts from the bread and cut each slice into four equal squares.
  3. Arrange on a baking sheet and brush on one side (or both sides) with half the olive oil. Bake for 3-5 minutes until the squares are pale gold.
  4. Remove from the oven and place the bread squares on a board with the other ingredients.
  5. Make 16 stacks, each starting with a square of bread, then a slice of mozzarella topped with a slice of tomato and a basil leaf.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then repeat, ending with the bread.
  7. Push a toothpick through each stack and place on the baking sheet.
  8. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese begins to melt.
Serves 4