My brother-in-law Walter Massa made these appetizers for a party at my sister's place a couple weeks ago. They're completely delicious and will make your guests think you're a culinary badass even though they're pretty easy to make. I don't know what he calls them...I'm going to call them "Margherita Toasts" because that sounds better than "Those Toast Thingies Walter Made."
1 crusty baguette, sliced into rounds (well, "ovals" really)Extra virgin olive oilFresh basil leavesSun-dried tomatoes, cut in stripsFresh mozzarella, sliced
Arrange the sliced bread on a cookie sheet and brush each slice with a bit of olive oil. Top each slice with a fresh large basil leaf (the leaf should just about cover the entire slice of bread) then top that with a couple slices of sun-dried tomatoes. Finally, add a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese to each. Run the appetizers under a broiler just long enough to make the cheese bubbly with occasional spots of toasty brown.
Slide the toasts immediately to a serving platter and place in front of your guests, who will eat them ravenously.
By the way, I should mention that Walter is an accomplished and talented baker. If I were ever sentenced to death, my last wish would be half an hour alone with a loaf of his rye bread and a quart of milk, I kid you not.