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Archive for the Category 'Bread Dipping'

The Stylish Olive Oil Bread Dipping Dish

Monday, January 21st, 2008

bread dippingBread dipping is the new, healthy alternative to crackers and cheese which have been a staple, but often overused, appetizer. A tasty trend, fresh baked bread dipped in flavored olive oil, with herbs and spices, you will love it.

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Tired of serving carrot and celery sticks to guests, why not try something different?

Be the first of your friends to use a new bread dipping dish and you’re sure to start a new trend. Add an olive oil dipping dish and some herb dips to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a culinary winner.

Combine Mediterranean-inspired oils with a variety of breads in a classy bread dipping dish, and you’ve created an appetizer that can be used no matter what the occasion.

There’s no need to run around searching for a gourmet grocer either. Simply visit your local supermarket and look for the olive oil section. Be prepared to spend that little bit extra for a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Being the highest quality oil, it has a wonderful flavor, and is the best option for bread dipping. It’s likely you might already have some pure olive oil at home, but this is best left for cooking, as the flavor pales in comparison to extra virgin olive oil. 

Despite the name, extra light olive oil does not contain any less calories than other olive oils. The lighter color and flavor is what is referred to in this instance. It makes a great substitute to canola or vegetable oil when baking.

With a bread dipping dish, you can serve several oils and sauces at once. Place flavored oils such as fresh basil, lemon juice or roasted garlic in one of the olive oil dipping dishes to accompany the bread.

If you’re keen to create your own unique oil for bread dipping, consider adding some prepared basil pesto, Kalamata olive tapenade or sun dried tomato pesto to the oil. Mix well and to ensure that the flavors develop, leave the blended ingredients to stand for a minimum of 15 minutes.

If you want things spiced up a little, add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes to a quarter cup of olive oil. For another flavor, fill one of the olive oil dipping dishes with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. First, dip a piece of bread into the oil, and then into the dish containing the cheese. Your guests will be stunned at the taste sensation.

And don’t think you need to stick to the standard french bread stick. Breads that a great for bread dipping include ciabatta, focaccia and sourdough, all of which can be found at your local deli or bakery. On a cold winter’s night, serve a loaf of warm French bread dough. 

The bread dipping dish is versatile and functional. Try filling with steamed vegetables instead of bread, and dip the vegetables into the flavored olive oil. For the perfect Italian appetizer, place your favorite oil in the olive oil dipping dish and then dip bread or vegetables into the oil. Olive oil bread dipping dish can be found in white stoneware with color graduations in the dish when filled with olive oil. It makes a wonderful wedding present, especially for a visual presentation on the newlyweds dining table. Once the oil is placed in the olive oil dipping dish, lovely green tones will filter through, providing both a work of art and a feast.

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Bread Dipping Gift Set

Monday, March 31st, 2008

bread dipping gift setThe bread dipping gift set is a unique kitchen gift that accentuates style at the table for any meal or party.

Bread dipping and Olive Oil Dipping Dish Set: Set of Four.
Comes with Italian Bread dipping Herbs and Spices.
Italian produced Masserie Extra Virgin Olive Oil included. 

Bring family and friends together to enjoy fresh baked bread dipped in Italian Olive Oil and Herbs and Spices. Enjoy a special gourmet starter before the main course, with a set of white stoneware dipping dishes and bread dipping accoutrements. Four custom designed stoneware dipping dishes provide a table setting of dip dishes that feature a spiral accent as they display gradual color variation of the olive oil. When filled with premium olive oil, the spiral designed dishes render an exquisite floral rosette which appears inside the dish. The gourmet dipping dishes also work well with steamed veggies and other oil or sauce dipping uses. An ideal accompaniment to be used with the glass Drizzle Cruets, available separately at Cruets.com.

Dipping Dish set is American made with 5-year warranty.
Sizes: 4.5 inch, round spiral design dipping dishes

Cruets Gourmet Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices is delightful as a bread dipping snack, appetizer or starter to any meal. The beautifully made Bread Dipping Set is perfect for housewarming, hostess, and holiday gifts. At your next get-together, you and your friends will enjoy a quality gourmet gift of exceptional taste. Gourmet Gift set comes with Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices, which is a blend of flavors reminiscent of old Tuscany. Spice blend consist of quality Ingredients. All natural, basil, oregano, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and parsley. No MSG, No Trans Fats. 

Enjoy with your favorite fresh baked bread or use it in your recipes to enhance the flavors of your favorite recipes. For extra flavor, soak 1 tablespoon of spices in 2 tablespoons of water for about 10 minutes, drain and add extra virgin olive oil.

Prepare an Italian table with quality stoneware bread dipping dishes and fine imported Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Dishes are made of bisque white porcelain for decorative serving and old world Tuscan charm. Each durable stoneware piece features artistic spiral lines for a versatile tabletop aesthetic that can be dressed up for entertaining or everyday use. The high quality bread dipping dishes make terrific gifts for those just starting out or for others who need everyday pieces that will coordinate with existing tableware. Made of fine American stoneware which has been highly fired with a shiny gloss for pleasing table appearance. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

• Durable Kitchen Stoneware
• Chip resistant Dishwasher and Microwave safe
• Made in USA
• A Cruets.com Exclusive gift

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Bread dipping dish for herbed olive oil

Wednesday, January 09th, 2008

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A new Bread Dipping Dish. As people become more health conscious, many are turning to the Mediterranean Diet in order to eat a healthy diet without feeling like they’re depriving themselves. A great appetizer originating from Italy, and fitting perfectly with the Mediterranean Diet is bread dipping. select item

Creating a bread dipping appetizer is simple. All that is required is a bread dipping dish, bread and some olive oil and vinegar. Slice or cube your chosen bread (sourdough and foccacia are great for this), and place some extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar in the bread dipping dish. Now all that’s required is to choose a piece a piece of bread and dip it into your desired condiment. Nothing could be more simple.

Our new bread dipping dish provides the perfect dish to use for bread dipping. A simple swirl on the bottom of the dipping dish becomes an artistic focal point when extra virgin olive oil is added. The swirl will appear to get darker as the dipping dish gets deeper.Made from restaurant grade white porcelain, our dipping dish is perfect for any occasion. Elegant and functional, the dipping dish is 4.5 inches wide, and is dishwasher safe, making cleaning a breeze. Should you create your own flavored oils to use in the dipping dish, it is also microwave safe, so oil can be warmed in the microwave to disperse the flavor.

To obtain the best quality flavor, extra virgin olive oil should be used in the olive oil dipping dish. While you may already have olive oil in your kitchen cupboard, extra virgin olive oil contains the most flavor, and lends itself perfectly to bread dipping, so it’s worth buying some extra virgin olive oil to use for this purpose. To make your own flavored oils for the dipping dish, simply add some fresh herbs and spices to the oil. Basil, lemon juice, sun dried tomato’s and black pepper all work well. Simply allow the flavors to blend for at least 15 minutes before serving. If you do need to use the oil immediately, place the dipping dish in the microwave and heat for 10 seconds. This will help the flavors to disperse so that you can serve straight away.

If you haven’t already tried it, consider making bread dipping appetizer for your next function. You’re sure to start a trend, and the bread dipping dish makes a wonderful table centerpiece, sure to gain many comments. You can be assured that this is one appetizer that will be devoured by all. Bread dipping is a healthy alternative to many other snacks, and does not have to be saved for special occasions. If the kids are hungry after school, bring out the bread dipping dish along with their favorite bread, and they’ll be satisfied in no time. If unexpected guests drop in, it’s no trouble to quickly throw together a quick platter. Slice up some bread, fill the dipping dish with extra virgin olive oil, and it’s ready to serve.

Next time you need to buy a gift, remember that the beautiful American Porcelain Bread Dipping Dish makes a wonderful present. Classy and useful, it’s suitable to give as an anniversary, birthday, engagement or wedding gift. Team it with a quality extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, or a flavored oil you’ve created yourself, and you’ve got a sure winner.

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Bread with Oil and Vinegar

Monday, February 03rd, 2014

Pour olive oil into an olive oil dipping dish. Modena Aceto Balsamico Tradition ale is a very exotic balsamic vinegar and it is great when a small amount is mixed with the olive oil. The fresh but crusty bread is the best as well. Dip the bread in the oil and vinegar dipping dish and enjoy a healthy Italian appetizer of the Mediterranean diet. Olive oil is very healthy and helps prevent diseases and cancer. To add style and some décor to your table, an olive oil cruet to pour the olive oil would be perfect.

Bread Dipping Gift Set, Olive Oil Dipping Dishes With An Olive Oil Cruet

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Bread dipping with olive oil makes a tasty appetizer as well as a healthy snack. The last thing you want to do is pour olive oil in a plastic dish to dip from. Plastic absorbs olive oil and it would be a mess to clean. Instead, specifically designed for this purpose, a stoneware olive oil dipping dish was made.

Featuring a unique swirl design, the olive oil dipping dish gives off a fancy, gourmet elegant look. The grape cruet is an oil and vinegar cruet that has two separate compartments for storing both olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The inside compartment is in a grape shape. These handblown cruets are made from break resistant glass, which make them very durable and won’t break easily.

When you put the two together, you are all set for a gourmet appetizer. You can easily store and pour olive oil from the cruet into the dipping dish, as well as easily get more olive oil. Unlike using the EVOO from the bottle, it is so much easier.

 

Olive Oil Dipping Dish For Bread Dipping

Wednesday, January 08th, 2014

Olive oil dipping dish and extra virgin olive oil bring together the fine qualities of Italian cuisine with a gourmet taste and flair. Oil dipping with a bread dip appetizer or grilled vegetables offers the exquisite flavors of Tuscany at any table.

The olive oil dipping dish was made for individual service at the table. The new dipping dish was customized with a spiral ridged design integrated in the dish. These contours within the olive oil dipping dishes, will accentuate the color tones of olive oil, when filled. The presentation of the dish is both pleasing and unique, which adds to the serving of a bread dipping accoutrement. The porcelain quality is premium restaurant grade, that will not chip or crack with extensive use.

Italian food has become the standard most people accept as an example of the healthy Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a major ingredient and contributor to the healthy aspects researchers have attributed to the Mediterranean cuisine. It is fitting to use the finest of cold pressed olive oils for your health, while enjoying the delicate gourmet flavor of extra virgin olive oil. Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil has wonderful color and flavor that works well for bread dipping or oil dipping. It is important to select a fine olive oil for oil dipping that does not dominate the flavors of the dipping herbs and spices. Using premium dipping herbs, spices, olive oil, and fresh baked bread, will ensure the best taste of a prepared oil dipping appetizer. Remember, the hors d’oeuvres you prepare will only be as good as the ingredients you use.

With some dipping oil variations, a pinch of sea salt may be added with Italian herb seasoning. These may include a blend of garlic, oregano, parsley, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and fragrant basil. If fresh basil can be obtained it is best, but dried herbs and spices can be re-hydrated and provide superb flavoring. A dash of crushed red pepper flakes added to the olive oil, along with fresh grated Parmesan cheese can be optional as well.

Want to find bread dipping dishes that are gourmet quality and stylish for serving? The newly designed olive oil dipping dishes are made from American Porcelain, in the USA. Each dish is safe to use in a microwave or conventional oven, they will also clean easily in the dishwasher.

For gift giving, the olive oil dipping dish set makes a wonderful wedding present, anniversary gift, and Christmas present. It will be an enjoyable addition to any dining table.

 

Salsa Verde Olive Oil Bread Dip

Wednesday, January 01st, 2014

Olive Oil Bread Dipping With Salsa Verde

This diverse green sauce is usually served on seafood in Italy, Spain, and France. Primarily made up of olive oil, parsley, and garlic, it also consist of mint and marjoram as well as anchovies and capers.

Salsa Verde Recipe

One bread slice
One clove of garlic
One tablespoon of sea salt
Fresh ground pepper
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

Excluding the olive oil, mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Then add the olive oil last and blend well.

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes a Gourmet Gift

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Bread dipping, minced herbs and spices with quality extra virgin olive oil is complimented with dipping dishes which in turn makes for fine gourmet gifts. Bread dipping dishes are now both adaptable and fashionable. When you drizzle extra virgin olive oil in a dipping dish, it makes for a tasty Italian appetizer, using freshly baked bread and crisp vegetables. When using white stoneware dipping dishes a visual display of color graduations in the dish is displayed when filled with olive oil. Olive green tones in various hues can be seen and the artwork displayed is unique.

When inviting friends over, offer them fresh baked bread. Let them dip the bread in extra virgin olive oil in which herbs and spices have been added. Make sure you use quality dipping dishes which are custom made exclusively for bread dipping. When buying white stoneware dipping dishes spiral lines are featured for an artful table appearance. When extra virgin olive oil is added, the spiral design in the dipping dishes feature a floral rose inside the dish. When balsamic vinegar is added, the oil and vinegar separates and the vinegar settles to the bottom of the dipping dish with the oil floating on top.

Dipping dishes have multiple uses including adding gourmet sauce. Your freshly baked bread can be dipped into the dishes or you could use spring rolls, steamed vegetables or even pot stickers. You can also use dipping dishes to serve flavored oils or even to add spices to the olive oil. By adding a teaspoon of Italian crushed herbs with freshly ground peppercorns to a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, you will have a delightful appetizer that is sure to compliment the main meal. Try sprinkling freshly grated Parmesan cheese into the olive oil filled dipping dish. By dipping warmed sliced bread, your guests will be pleasantly surprised at the unique taste and the blended flavors of the herbs and peppercorns.

If you are stumped in determining the best gourmet gift to give a friend or relative, consider high quality bread dipping dishes. They easily fit into anyone’s kitchen décor. Dipping dishes are made of fine American chip resistant stoneware and you can use them in the microwave and they are dishwasher safe.

Everyone deserves a special gift as well as a unique gift. Not too many people are aware that there is such as a thing as dipping dishes made of white porcelain with a spiral design which creates a delicate floral rose inside the dish. Instead of having the usual appetizers of celery sticks or crackers with cheese, why not go that extra mile and serve warm sliced French bread dipped in olive oil in which herbs and spices have been added. Even extra virgin olive oil can be served alone or with a balsamic vinegar. The added vinegar will create the floral rose as the vinegar settles to the bottom and the oil continues to float on top. So…surprise your guests and show them how much you appreciate them by inviting them over and tantalizing their taste buds with unique bread dipping dishes. 

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Olive Oil For Bread Dipping

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Olive oil used in bread dipping as a meal starter. The American Heart Association stated that using olive oil is good for the heart and a chef knows that using olive oil is good for bread dipping. Olive oil seems to contribute to lessening the risk for heart disease and heart attacks. Olive oil is used to fry food and as a salad dressing. Now you can use olive oil for bread dipping.

Bread dipping appetizer, all you need is fresh, sliced bread and dip the slices in extra virgin olive oil. Some people also use vegetables to dip into the heart healthy oil. Combine basil, pepper, dried tomato pesto and lemon juice to spice up the olive oil. Your personal preference will determine how you want to use the olive oil and which herbs and spices to add. In order for the flavor of your selected herbs to come forth, let the herbs and spices stand for 15 minutes in the olive oil.

You don’t have to use dipping sauces made from extra virgin olive oil exclusively for bread dipping. You can use the sauces on salad, pasta dressings or for marinating meat. You can also drizzle the oil over steamed or grilled vegetables for a different and new taste.

Whether for the various uses of olive oil or the use strictly for bread dipping, always make sure you use extra virgin olive oil. It may cost a bit more, but you cannot beat the flavor with a cheap substitute. When you combine bread that has been cubed or sliced, you’ve got a winning entrée to the main meal and it can be used for any occasion. And if you want to further your creative sauce, then drizzle come of the oil over vegetables, salad or use as a meat marinade.

When creating your personal olive oil dipping sauces, you can bottle the sauces and use at any moment that you desire. Bread dipping makes for a healthy snack between meals or as an appetizer to a main meal. When you have guests that drop in unexpectedly, all you need is fresh sliced bread and your special sauces for bread dipping.

Perhaps you choose not to be a creative chef. For bread dipping, you can use extra virgin olive oil in its natural state. The oil just needs to be poured into bread dipping dishes and can be used within minutes. But if you do choose to be a creative chef, than combine your herbs and spices and heat for 10 seconds in a microwave. The flavors will disperse through the oil and you don’t have to wait the customary 15 minutes for this to occur.

The latest trend in cooking is bread dipping and its humble beginnings was in the Mediterranean countries. Extra virgin olive oil is a heart healthy oil and what better way to keep your guests healthy than to use this oil in bread dipping dishes, using fresh, sliced bread and loads of conversation subjects. Your guests will thank you for thinking of them and no doubt will want you to share your secrets in making oil dipping such a success.

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Bruschetta an Italian Bread Dish

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Bruschetta originated in Italy’s Tuscany region, as it is known presently, is an Italian bread appetizer that is made with drizzled olive oil, rubbed with roasted garlic and topped with tomatoes. It became popular in American restaurants in the 1990’s and has sense retained its popularity.

Bruschetta is toasted brown on each side and then olive oil is generously poured over the bread. Garlic can be used but it is optional. The original cooking method was taken from the Italian verb, bruscare which means “roasted over coals.” Bread was not to be wasted and now you know what to do with bread that has gone stale and seemingly not to be used for anything else. Just add extra virgin olive oil and your prepared seasonings, or you can even dip the entire bread in a plate of olive oil. Further toppings, like chopped onions and tomatoes, have become increasingly popular in many restaurants depending on the clientele‘s particular taste. You can decide on any topping to “dress up” your bruschetta. The sky is the limit and of course whatever is available throughout the seasons.

Perhaps a little trivia will be appreciated by you. Bruschetta is the poor man’s original method of preparing stale bread. In reality, it is charred, oil soaked bread rubbed with garlic. Garlic bread is the overstated  “pretender.” Democracy in Britain confused the two garlic bread and bruschetta. Garlic bread was sold in the freezers but the elite citizens drooled over bruschetta, paying a small fortune at the River Café. Garlic bread became the “people’s food” and bruschetta became the snack for the People’s Party. What a reverse in just preparing bread with the use of olive oil.

Did you know that olive oil is the most important ingredient of bruschetta, not garlic? The garlic used on bruschetta is rubbed on so that the fresh garlic is inhaled and is the background for the use of olive oil. Garlic lumps are not eaten. Perhaps the very beginning of bruschetta was found in the ancient Roman practice of tasting newly pressed olive oil on a piece of bread as olive oil had to be prepared literally within hours of harvesting the olives. Garlic may or may not have been used; there really is no way of knowing. This practice of preparing bruschetta continues in the oil producing areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to this date.

Bruschetta can be prepared many ways but some versions involve frying country bread in lots of oil until the bread is literally permeated with extra virgin olive oil. Other cooks choose to bake slices of white bread in the oven and then coat the bread with olive oil.

If there is a loaf of stale bread not being use, than think of bruschetta. Toast the bread and soak the browned bread in extra virgin olive oil, rubbed with garlic and to be enjoyed as an entrée, fit for the elite, though bruschetta at one time being the food for ordinary people. 

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