3/4 french loaf (6-8 inches long)
8 medium tomatoes - I used vine ripened
6-8 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
6-8 basil leaves, chiffonaded
3/4 cup grated Parmesan / Gruyere
Cube the bread into 1 inch pieces. Heat the oil in a deep wok / frying pan and heat the oil. Add the garlic and saute for a minute or two. Add the cubes into the oil and toss well to coat. Brown the bread while constantly stirring / tossing the cubes.
Wash the tomatoes, hull them and chop into quarters. In a bowl, add the tomatoes, sugar, pepper, basil and salt. Mix well. Add to the browned bread cubes and toss well to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add half the cheese in the bread tomato mix and transfer to a baking dish about 8x8 size. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake for about 30-40 minutes till the cheese is melted and tomatoes are cooked.