For the topping
1. Heat the olive oil and sauté the peppers, onions and garlic over very low heat till they caramelise lightly.
2. Add the sugar, salt, pepper and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Remove from the flame and cool completely.
How to proceed
1. Top the pepper mixture, cheese strips and olives generously onto the French bread slices, arranging them decoratively.
2. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
3. Serve hot.