Tear the stale bread on smaller chunks. Soak the stale bread with approximately 1/4 cup or 50 ml boiling water. Set aside for a few minutes.
blend the gazpacho
Add chopped fresh tomatoes (the juicer and sweeter the better), chopped bell pepper (core and seeds removed), peeled and chopped cucumber, peeled garlic clove and peeled shallot to a blender. Add the soaked bread, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, vinegar, and ice cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Optionally you can add some fennel seeds as well. Blend until smooth and creamy, for about 2 - 3 minutes.
Serve your delicious gazpacho in small serving bowls or pour it into tall glasses and enjoy as a drink. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil leaves. Keep chilled in the fridge. Enjoy.