Bread Dipping Appetizer

Bread Dipping Appetizer

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Olive Oil Dipping Dishes For Italian Bread Dipping Appetizer

Monday, June 16th, 2008

olive oil dipping dishes gift set for Italian bread dippingOlive Oil dipping dishes for a bread dipping appetizer is the perfect addition to any pasta meal, or just about any dinner! It is advisable to adjust all seasonings to your taste. Serve with Italian flat bread, soft Italian bread sticks, or even a fresh baked French bread loaf. For bread and olive oil dipping, soft Italian or non Italian bread is ideal, although some bread dipping variations encourage toasting the bread before using. Just use your favorite bread! When red ripe tomatoes are in season, add chopped or fresh sliced tomatoes to your oil dipping appetizer. The same goes with fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces and added to the oil dipping mixture.

You Will Need Olive Oil Dipping Dishes, Your Favorite Bread, And Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 1 Tablespoon garlic clove, peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 tsp fresh Basil leaves
  • 1 tsp Rosemary dried
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Parsley dried
  • Sea salt
  • Dash of black peppercorns fresh ground
  • Add crushed red pepper to taste

Whisk together all ingredients completely. Place a teaspoon on a small dipping dish, drizzle well with gourmet quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Taste with an Italian bread slice, you may want to adjust the seasonings to your own palate. To serve, place a teaspoon of the mixture on a dipping dish, add the oil and blended herbs when dipping with bread. Add additional oil until herbs on plate are consumed.



Olive Oil Bread Dipping Recipe


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, wash, pat dry leaves, then chop
  • 4 cloves garlic cloves, peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Pour olive oil into olive oil dipping dishes. Add chopped basil leaves, crushed garlic and ground pepper.  Whisk together evenly. Serve with fresh baked warm Italian bread. Use quality ingredients for best results, especially extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic. Add additional garlic for those who are garlic lovers.



Another Great Olive Oil Bread Dipping Recipe With Crusty Italian Bread


  • 2 Tablespoons Cruets Gourmet Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Place 2 T, Cruets Gourmet Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices in bread and olive oil dipping dishes. Add water to cover the herbs. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain Herbs. Pour olive oil over spices to cover. Stir to blend. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the herbs and spices. Serve as a dipping sauce with your favorite crusty bread. Makes 2 servings

Variation: add a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar, add small torn pieces of fresh basil leaves

Italian Bread Dipping In Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes For Italian Bread Dipping

Italian bread dipping in olive oil dipping dishes are a major part of Italian food. Italian cooking can be described in an uncomplicated description as; ‘a love of simple foods prepared with care, and with fresh baked bread of course. Italian cuisine combines basic ingredients in a delicious way which features fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, fish, pasta, breads and spices, together with olive oil.

Drizzling The Olive Oil In The Dipping Dishes From A Helpful Olive Oil Cruet

Italian culinary traditions were developed as the building blocks of the Mediterranean cuisine, some refer to it as the Mediterranean Diet, but it is much more than a fad, it’s a way of life in Italy. Olive oil is an integral part of Italian cooking. Olive oil is always present on the table and is added to soups, sauces, pastas, and is drizzled from an olive oil cruet over vegetables and salads. Extra virgin olive oil is served as a dip with fresh bread and balsamic vinegar.

Bread dipping in olive oil is considered as a fundamental in the Italian cuisine. It may appear as the most simple, but it is an important component of Italian food and cooking. Bread is in the midst of every meal. Italian bread is used in a variety of ways: Quite often used for Italian bread dipping that consists of fresh herbs and spices and extra virgin olive oil drizzled from an olive oil cruet, and sometimes for bread for stuffing, bread for bread crumbs, or toasted bread for garlic and foccacia bread.

A long baguette with sesame seeds dusted over the top is regarded as a French Loaf. It is one of many favorite Italian breads. In Sicily the round panelle bread has a real brick oven taste to it as is also favored. It can be hard and crusty on the outside, but firm but soft on the inside, ideal for soups and Italian bread dipping.

How To Choose The Best Bread For Italian Bread Dipping

There is something unmistakably delicious about fresh bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil and spices. It is a great snack and appetizer. Place a bit of effort in selecting a quality fresh baked bread. A Supermarket “Italian Bread” that is white and, spongy soft, is neither appetizing or a good representation of what real bread should be. Some bakeries will offer fresh baked bread from authentic Old Country recipes. Of course, it’s all a personal preference and there are many types of specialty bread to choose from, such as Baguette, French, Panelle, Ciabata, or the Tuscan bread. 



Italian Focaccia Bread Used For Bread Dipping In Olive Oil

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Here is a how-to for making a rustic focaccia bread, one with a nice, springy crumb and golden crust.

Herbed Focaccia You Can Make The Easy Way

  • 3 1/4 C flour, all purpose
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T salt
  • ¼ C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 2/3 C warm water (120-130 degrees)
  • 2 T Parmesan cheese, fresh shredded
  • 1 T herb seasoning, Italian


Combine un-dissolved yeast, sugar, salt and flour in a large bowl. Stir in 2T of olive oil and water until everything is blended together. Use a 9×13” baking pan and spread dough out to completely cover it.

It will take about 30 minutes for the dough to rise to double it size. Use your wooden spoon to put holes in top of dough and then take remaining olive oil and drizzle atop dough. Combine cheese and herbs to sprinkle across dough. Cover dough.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. While oven is warming, let the dough rise again for 15 minutes. Remove cover and place break in over for 30-35 minutes until you see it has turned a light brown color. Allow it to cool briefly and then slice for serving. Bread can be served plain or with a side of olive oil for dipping


When using olive oil for dipping, it is not the time to skimp on quality. Get the best available. If you have a bottle with a pouring spout, you can use it, otherwise pour directly from container. Do the same thing with some high quality balsamic vinegar.

Fresh ground salt and pepper are the best accompaniments for your dipping sauce. If you don’t have a grinder, go get one as nothing compares to the taste of fresh ground. Put a side plate at each setting. Pour out about 2 T of olive oil in the center of the plate and then add 1 T of the balsamic.

This is a traditional oil and vinegar combination. They will not integrate so trying to mix them is a waste of time. You can add salt and pepper to your taste. This is bread dipping at its best!



Olive oil bread dipping

Thursday, February 05th, 2009

Bread dipping has been discovered as a tasty trend, and a new change from the tired appetizer, cheese and crackers. This new idea filled with flavored oils, sauces, and breads used in the olive oil dipping dish, will be a tasty treat.

If you would like to serve your guests something besides the traditional celery and carrot sticks, then the delightful new trend of bread dipping using the dipping dish, is for you. For a culinary masterpiece, try adding an olive oil dipping dish and a combination of herb dips. If you want to create an all occasion appetizer with the classy bread dipping dish, then you just need to combine delicious Mediterranean oils, and a different selection of breads. It will not be necessary to go around looking for gourmet grocer. To find a nice olive oil selection, you need only drop by your local grocery store. By being prepared to spend a little bit more for a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, you will find that it has a delightful flavor and is a very high quality oil. It will be a great choice for bread dipping. You will probably find that you may have pure olive oil in your pantry, but pure olive oils, are best for cooking, while the flavor staggers in comparison to extra virgin olive oil.

Do not be fooled when you see the name extra light olive oil, because the calories are the same. The color and the flavor of the oil is lighter and is what is being referred to in this case. This makes a good alternative when you are baking with vegetable or canola oil.

You can instantly serve many oils and sauces you want with the dipping dish. When serving the breads you want, simply put the flavored oils, for example, roasted garlic, lemon juice, and some fresh basil, in the dipping dishes.

Our bread dipping dish set includes, a recipe along with dried herbs that you can re-hydrate and add to your desired olive oil.

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