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Bread Dipping With An Olive Oil Dipping Dish Gift Set

Tuesday, April 01st, 2008

Bread Dipping With An Olive Oil Dipping Dish Gift SetDipping Dish Set made for gourmet Bread Dipping, a fine gourmet gift selection for any occasion. Dipping Dish set is custom made in the USA.



Bread Dipping In An Olive Oil Dipping Dish

Dipping dishes are the ideal table compliment to Italian Bread dipping, minced herbs and spices, and quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The new bread dipping dish is both versatile and stylish. For the perfect Italian appetizer, drizzle a premium extra virgin olive oil in dipping dish and then dip crusty fresh baked bread or crisp vegetables into the dip. The white porcelain of the bread dipping dishes heightens a visual display of color graduations in the dish when they are filled with olive oil. Hues of olive green tones will appear, providing a work of art with the feast.

The next time you have friends over, enjoy fresh baked bread dipped in Olive Oil with Herbs and Spices. Serve with quality porcelain dipping dishes custom made for bread dipping. Olive oil dipping dishes are made of bisque white porcelain. Each durable dipping dish features delicate spiral lines for a pleasing aesthetic tabletop appearance. With olive oil added, the spiral design dish makes a lovely floral rose appear within the dish. When using fine Italian balsamic vinegar, you will notice the classic oil and vinegar shape separation as the vinegar settles to the bottom of the olive oil in the dipping dish.

The Bread Dipping Dish

The dipping dish also works well for other oil dipping applications and gourmet sauce dipping uses. Enjoy dipping your favorite fresh baked Italian bread or use as a sauce dipping dish for spring rolls, steamed vegetables, or even pot stickers.

Bread Dipping Gift Sets Are The Perfect All Year Gift For Anyone

The high quality bread dipping dishes make unique gifts for every occasion and easily fit in with any kitchen décor. Dishes are made of fine American chip resistant porcelain. They are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Use the dipping dish for serving flavored oils, or to spice the bread dip up a little, add a teaspoon of Italian crushed herbs and a dash of fresh ground red peppercorns to ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil. You can also sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the dipping dish with olive oil. Dip a slice of bread into the oil, herbs and parmesan cheese. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised at the remarkable taste and flavor.

Italian bread appetizer, Panzanella

Friday, April 04th, 2008

Panzanella appetizer

In the poorest villages in southern Italy, a bread dish called Panzanella was made and served during the long hot summers when nothing was available to eat except stale bread, tomatoes, and basil. This simple recipe stretched the food during lean times. This bread dish gave families something nourishing and completely satisfying, yet still retained the distinctive intense flavor of Italian food.

Panzanella bread appetizer recipes are now being taught by chefs at culinary institutes and served in upscale restaurants, it has evolved beyond the lost heritage of the poor peasants who created it.

makes four servings

one loaf Italian crusty bread, preferably two days old
one half cup extra virgin olive oil
two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
one tablespoon unsalted butter
four peeled and diced garlic cloves
five red ripe fresh tomatoes, chopped
one quarter cup high-quality Modena balsamico vinegar
2 cups basil, leaves sliced into 1/4″ slices
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

The oven will need to be preheated to 350°. Cut the Italian bread loaf into small cubes of about a half an inch. Bake the cubed bread in the oven for six to seven minutes until golden brown. In a large skillet heat two tablespoons of olive oil and butter over medium to low heat. After butter melts add minced garlic and sauté for about a minute. Do not allow the garlic to burn. And the brown with bread cubes to the skillet and mix with the garlic.

Using a large bowl place bread cubes tomato cubes and sliced basil. Salt and pepper to individual taste and allow to stand for a few minutes for the flavors to permeate throughout. Serve Panzanella in individual pasta dishes.

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