Bread Dipping Appetizer

Bread Dipping Appetizer

Archive for February, 2008

Italian Bread Dipping With Aceto Balsamico

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Italian Bread Dipping With Olive Oil Dipping Dishes And Modena Aceto Balsamico On The Table

Italian Bread Dipping With Gourmet Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Here Is Another Gourmet Italian Bread Dipping Recipe

Makes 18-20 servings

  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar, Italian Aceto Balsamico Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, use Italian or Spanish olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated. Try to find a Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic, pressed through a garlic press
  • A pinch of fresh ground peppercorns, black, white, red (optional)
  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • Assorted appetizer crackers

Adding The Aceto Balsamico To The Bread Dipping Recipe

Grate the Asaigo cheese. Add in a mixing bowl all ingredients except Balsamic Vinegar. Add Parmigiano cheese, and grated Asaigo cheese as well. Mix with a fork. Last, drizzle balsamic vinegar over the dip and apply to bread or crackers. Garnish with a dash of fresh ground pepper if desired

 

Bread Dipping With Roasted Garlic Cloves With Olive Oil

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Italian bread with olive oil dipping dishes for the perfect bread dipping treat

 

 

Italian Bread Dipping With Roasted Garlic Cloves Recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Method:

Preheat the oven to 375F. Prepare your bread dipping dishes to serve with your roasted garlic. Remove excess paper peeling from the head of garlic, but leave the garlic head intact. Cut the top (the pointed end) off the head of garlic. Place the head of garlic on a square piece of foil large enough to wrap the garlic in, for easy cleanup.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the garlic cloves. Wrap the garlic head until completely enclosed within the foil. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 for about 40 minutes, until the garlic is completely soft and lightly browned. Allow to cool just enough to handle the garlic.

To serve, separate the head into individual cloves. Allow your guest to squeeze out the softened garlic as needed. Roasted garlic is a great spread on lightly toasted pieces of Italian bread or baguette. Offer the roasted cloves in one small dish and a high-quality extra virgin olive oil in another. Diner guests can dip the bread in olive oil, then spread a roasted clove of garlic on it. You can also add roasted garlic cloves to whipped or mashed potatoes for garlic mashed potatoes. Serve the bread dipping in the olive oil to go with the roasted garlic recipe.

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. 

 

 

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