1. For mozzarella topping, combine the mozzarella, oil, basil, and red pepper in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Arrange the sliced bread on 2 cookie sheets and bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted, turning once. Spoon about 1 tablespoon mozzarella topping onto prepared toasts and bake about 3 minutes more or until cheese just begins to melt. Makes 24 appetizers.