1 baguette, sliced thinly on an angle (approx. 24 pieces)
1 large clove garlic, peeled but left whole
8 slow-roasted tomato halves
12 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 24 pieces
24 small basil leaves
Very good balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
Coarse ground black pepper
Preheat broiler. Place bread slices on a sheet pan, and toast under the broiler for 1-2 minutes on each side (depending on the heat of your broiler -- in my infrared, it's a short minute from raw to charred), until lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and rub the bread on the top side with the garlic clove.
Chop the tomatoes coarsely, and spread evenly over the 24 pieces of bread. Top each with a slice of cheese, a basil leaf, a drizzling of balsamic vinegar, and some black pepper.