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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Archive for the Category 'Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set'

Olive Oil Cruet Set Italian Pizza Recipe

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

oil and vinegar cruet set

Here is an Italian Recipe for making a Ten Inch Crust Pizza For Two. When making Italian Pizza, you will need an Cruet Set filled with the most flavorful gourmet olive oil.

Crust And Dough 

  • Four and one half cups all purpose flour
  • Two large tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • One and one half cups warm water
  • One quarter oz ounce dry yeast
  • One teaspoon sea salt

Topping 

  • Eight mozzarella cheese slices
  • One cup extra virgin olive oil
  • One quarter cup fresh herbs
  • Six baby torpedo onions
  • Six cloves garlic
  • Sixteen two inch wide shiitake mushrooms
  • Three Japanese or Chinese eggplants
  • Two small, mature green zucchini
  • Two small, mature yellow zucchini
  • Two teaspoons ground salt

 

Drizzle olive oil as needed from the oil and vinegar cruet set. First skin and cut off the stem ends of the onions and mushrooms and then slice the herbs. Dice the garlic.

For the dough, pour one quarter cup of the warm water with the yeast in a mixing bowl. Wait ten minutes before adding the flour and the rest of the water. Stir well and then sprinkle the sea salt. Mix each cup of flour in well before adding another instead of all at once, then pause once you have one half cup left.

Sprinkle flour on a hard work surface and knead the dough for six minutes. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in a bowl and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and for two hours let it rise.

Prepare the vegetables while the dough is rising. Remove the stems ends from the eggplant and mature zucchini and cut them lengthwise into one quarter inch thick slices. In a large bowl put in the mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, and onions. Pound the garlic and salt using a mortar and pestle for two minutes, then mix them in a separate dish and drizzle olive oil on top. Pour half of this over the vegetables. Mix well and set aside.

Punch the dough down, let it rest for five minutes, and then form it into two ten inch pizza crusts. Let the dough sit and grill the vegetables using a stove top grill for two minutes on each side or roast them in the oven for fifteen minutes.

After you have made the pizza crusts, spread the surface of each with enough of the remaining garlic and olive oil to cover entirely. Place the mozzarella cheese over the surface and top with grilled vegetables. Top with the fresh herbs. On a baking sheet or pizza stone, bake the pizzas at 450 degrees for fifteen minutes, or until the crust is golden. Remove from the oven, cut each pizza into eight slices, and serve with the oil and vinegar cruet set filled with olive oil on the side and use as needed.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set Makes The Perfect Gift

The simple yet elegant appearance of an oil and vinegar cruet on the dining table can really turn the way things look in a kitchen or dining room around. Breaking out of giving a routine gift at a special occasion is sometimes hard to do but there is a timely gourmet gift that will be appreciated, especially when presented to a gourmet chef in a gourmet kitchen. It is a tasteful gift and perfect for holidays and gift giving occasions. These presents do not have to be expensive and a gourmet gift can be located to fit anyone’s budget. A gourmet gift imported will be remembered for years to come and the thought that went into purchasing this priceless treasure. This gourmet kitchen gift can be used for any food preparations or for serving at the dinner table.

An oil and vinegar cruet set is definitely a unique gift idea that can be shared during anniversaries, housewarming or as a hostess gift. They are made in numerous hand blown European styles and designs and are quite elegant. Most definitely are they pleasing to the eye. Glass cruets are used to drizzle oil and vinegar, and matching oil and vinegar cruet glass drizzlers are wonderful table bottles in which fine extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be used during the main meal. No more are there drips down the side of the bottles, the table or on guests. The glass cruets make excellent Mother Day’s gifts, especially when the gourmet chef is your mother or the mother of your children.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Sets

The country of Spain leads the world in first-class quality extra virgin olive oil. The best olives are picked and cold pressed within a few hours of picking and delivers deep rich flavor with a concentrated fruity taste. The end product is extra virgin olive oil which had its beginning while growing in the Mediterranean soil conditions and a microclimate only offered in the Southern province of Andalusia, Spain. This definitely is a delicious and healthy gourmet food gift since so much care has been taken from the time  the olives are picked until they are fully prepared.

Can vinegar be given as a gourmet food gift? Yes, and a gourmet Italian aged Balsamic vinegar is the authentic balsamic, especially Aceto Balsamico di Modena. The vinegar has been aged for at least 12 years in small barrels. This aging process creates a dense, syrupy sweet vinegar with just a hint of tartness. It’s flavor is delicate and can be included in oil and vinegar dressings. The balsamic vinegar can also be used as a compliment for desserts and is poured over fresh fruits. The fruity flavor of the fruits intensifies. You can also use this vinegar over vanilla ice cream and cake.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set For Gifts

If you are looking for just that right and unique gift that no one really thinks of, than a gourmet gift of either an oil and vinegar cruet set, or a gourmet food gift of extra virgin olive oil or Balsamic vinegar will be sure to grace any special occasion. Thinking of your guests with these gifts will be remembered for a very long time and don’t be surprised if dinner invitations are not initiated by you but by your guests who were pleasantly surprised by your thoughtful gifts to compliment a gourmet meal fit for a king.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Glass

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Grape Cluster Design Called Grape Cruet

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set

The ideal oil and vinegar cruet will also double as a drizzle cruet. These unique serving cruets, with their elegant Euro design, provide a lovely way to present your finest olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your dinner guests or family. Most importantly, their flared necks prevent unsightly drips and their glass spouts are non-corrosive and more hygienic. In addition, these two piece oil and vinegar cruets are made from the most durable of technical grade glass and drizzle perfectly any manner of oil, vinegar or flavored syrups. The flared necks also act as funnels when refilling, and help prevent the sticky, oily unpleasant touch of handling bottles that drip.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Glass

If you have ever picked up an oil and vinegar cruet that was slippery from drips down the sides making it difficult to hold, easily tipped over and unattractive in appearance, you have probably been using one of the inexpensive bottles found in convenience and grocery stores. Often they are just the simplest of designs, a rubber or chrome spout dispensing which are not very effective for the olive oil inside. You should especially not be using a matching pair of this type of oil and vinegar cruet to dispense vinegar as well as oil. Spouts made from anything other than ceramic or stainless steel will become corroded from extended exposure to vinegar, … another unattractive table presentation to avoid.

It is very important that olive oil be stored in a different manner than it is dispensed. Large, clear bottles with spouts are ineffective for storage as they do not protect the contents from light and air. You will usually find that the manufacturer has used dark colored bottles to shield the precious oil from ultraviolet light, and provided cork stoppers or reusable caps to seal the bottle once it has been opened.

As effective a means of storage as the darkened, air-tight bottle provides, it is not the best means for dispensing the oil at the dinner table. For normal table use, it is recommended you use a decanting oil and vinegar cruet, which is the most durable and practical. Add a smaller quantity of oil (6 to 8 ounces) to the bottle. You will have to refill it more often, but that will guarantee that the oil is always fresh and the delicate flavor is preserved.

 

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