Early Bird Outlet Receives “Neighborhood Business of the Year” Award

Companion’s Early Bird Outlet was selected by the Office of Mayor Francis Slay to receive a “2011 Neighborhood Business of the Year” award for the City of St. Louis! Chosen in conjunction with the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, this annual award is given to businesses in the community that enhance the quality of life for St. Louis residents and that have contributed to the greater good of the community. Mayor Slay presented the award at the 2011 City of St. Louis Business Celebration Luncheon on October 7 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Majestic Ballroom. Companion takes great pride in making St. Louis a great city to live, work, and do business.  We love seeing our fans flock over to our Early Bird Outlet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings for great deals on our freshly baked breads and sweets. Located at our South City bread factory at 4555 Gustine Ave, the Outlet offers everything by the pound at prices up to 35-40% below retail.

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New Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Companion’s best-selling handcrafted Bavarian Pretzels now have a companion! We’ve created a flavorful new Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce to accompany these salty snacks. This sweet, delicious sauce paired with our Bavarian Pretzels makes a great appetizer or snack for any party. Or, use this dipping sauce for our delicious Dipping Sauce Slaw and Bratwurst Sandwich, the perfect creation for your next dinner or gathering – Click here to get the recipe! Made and jarred locally, our new 12-ounce jar of dipping sauce is available for $4.99. Stop by one of our cafes (located in Clayton and Ladue), the Early Bird Outlet or any area Dierbergs store and buy a jar today!

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Affogato

Try out this delicious dessert! It is the perfect NYE dessert because one of it’s key ingredients is espresso! Perfect for a late night. Watch the video below of Josh Allen whipping up the Companion Affogato, yum!
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Italian White Bean Hummus Recipe

Watch Josh Allen, owner of Companion demonstrate how to make Italian White Bean Hummus served with toasted or grilled Companion bread. This dish makes the perfect appetizer. Get the full recipe below. Italian White Bean Hummus 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed ½ cup parmesan Juice from 1 lemon (2 tablespoons) 1tablespoon fresh thyme ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Put all ingredients in a food processer and mix. Add a pinch of pepper and salt; add extra olive oil to smooth if necessary. Serve with toasted or grilled Companion bread.
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Perfect Crostini

Watch as Josh Allen, owner of Companion, demonstrates how to make the perfect crostini. This recipe is perfect for a soup, appetizer, or to snack on. Get the full recipe below. The Perfect Crostini Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Baguette (You can also use French Baguette, Pain Beaucaire, Cibatta, or Farm Bread) Cut the baguette into small, thin strips then put the strips into a bowl. Pour desired amount of olive oil over the bread and season with salt and pepper. Toss in bowl in order to cover bread then lay on a sheet pan. Bake in oven at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
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Baked Egg Dish

Watch Josh Allen, owner of Companion demonstrate how to make the perfect breakfast dish- Baked Eggs!  Served with a side of Companion bread, this dish is ideal to share with family or friends. Whether you make it the day before or the morning of, this dish will make breakfast your favorite meal of the day! Get the full recipe below. Baked Egg Dish 1 lb red potatoes 9 eggs 2 oz butter 2 oz flour 12 oz mile 12 oz creme 3 oz Parmesan cheese 1 oz dijon mustard 1 pinch salt and pepper 6 oz Gruyere cheese 1 cup of bacon pieces Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roast 1 lb of potatoes- add salt, pepper, olive oil and rosemary to your liking- set aside.Mix 9 eggs in a bowl and set aside.Melt butter and flour in a dish for 2 minutes. Add milk and creme. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until you get a consistency similar to pancake batter. Remove from heat.Wisk in Parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard. Add salt and pepper.Add 1/4 of the sauce to the mixed eggs and wisk. After wisking, add the egg mixture to the sauce.In an 8×8 pan, put the potatoes on the bottom. Cover the potatoes with the Guyere cheese then pour sauce and egg mixture on top.  Sprinkle with bacon.Bake for 45 minutes.
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Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing

Watch Josh Allen prepare delicious homemade stuffing using Companion’s Pumpkin Cranberry bread. To try it at home, check out the full recipe below! Pumpkin Cranberry Stuffing 1          loaf Companion Pumpkin Cranberry Bread (You can also use Companion Pain Beaucaire, Miller’s Five Grain, Rye Batard, or Farm Bread) ¼         cup Olive Oil 4          tablespoon Parsley 6          Eggs 1          pint Heavy Cream ½         cup Cheddar Cheese 2          teaspoons Salt 1          teaspoon Black Pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into small cubes. Dry in oven for 15-20 minutes. Toss toasted bread cubes with olive oil and parsley. Set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in large mixing bowl until combined. Add bread cubes and let stand for at least 20 minutes and up to 45 minutes. Place stuffing in buttered casserole dish, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until browned and set. Knife inserted into stuffing should come out clean.
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