Boiled Water Soup (L'Aido Boulido)

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12clovegarlic (peeled and lightly mashed)
2 bay leaves
1⁄4teaspoondried sage (or 1 sprig fresh sage)
1⁄4cupolive oil
4sliceday-old dry french peasant bread
1 1⁄2cupparmesan cheese (or gruyere cheese - freshly grated)


Pour water into a medium (3-quart) saucepan, add salt and garlic. Place over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes.

Add the bay leaves, sage and a tablespoon of the olive oil, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain. Discard garlic buds and herbs.

Place a slice of stale bread in each heated bowl, cover with a large helping of cheese. Sprinkle with remaining olive oil.

Pour the strained broth over bread and cheese.

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