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Heat oil in large saucepan. Stir garlic in, cook for three minutes, then add onion and cook for three more minutes. Stir in the basil strips, then the tomatoes. Cook at a low boil for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in the stock, then salt, then bread. Simmer and stir for 15 minutes. The bread will break down. Remove the pan from heat and let sit covered for ten minutes.