Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the tomatoes in half and toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast 20 minutes in the oven to concentrate the flavor and burst the tomatoes. Cut horizontal slices of bread from the baguette, and place on a cookie sheet to be toasted in the oven, after the tomatoes have roasted. When you remove the tomatoes from the oven, switch on broiler. Char bread on both sides then rub hot bread with cut garlic. In a bowl, lightly mash the roasted tomatoes and combine with scallions and basil paste. Top the slices of bread with tomato mixture while bread is still warm and enjoy!
1 pint grape tomatoes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 french bread baguette
2 cloves garlic, halved
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 tube basil paste