Companion Affogato

Watch Josh Allen of Companion Bakery demo his delicious spin on Affogato! It is a perfect dessert with a splash of espresso! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think! Be sure to check out www.companionstl.com for the recipe and many more! Click here to download the recipe! Companion Affogato Ingredients: 4 – 1″ slices Companion Pain Beaucaire 3 tbsp butter, unsalted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt salted caramel, vanilla or chocolate ice cream freshly brewed espresso Process: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove crusts from day-old bread slices and tear remaining bread into small pieces. In a mixing bowl, add bread pieces, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook just until milk solids and turns brown. Pour browned butter into mixing bowl and toss to combine. Lay crouton mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 30-45 minutes, turning occasionally. Let cool and store in a sealed container. Croutons will keep for one week at room temperature or up to 3 months in the freezer. In a small bowl, generously sprinkle croutons over ice cream. Pour espresso over the top and serve immediately.
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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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Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Watch Josh Allen, owner of Companion, demonstrate how to make seasoned bread crumbs. The perfect solution to leftover bread, this recipe is fun and easy to make! Get the full recipe below. Seasoned Bread Crumbs Recipe Leftover Crostinis (You can also use Companion French Baguette, Pain Beaucaire, Cibatta, or Farm Bread) 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese Optional- salt, pepper, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme In a food processor, mix leftover crostinis and parmesan cheese. Add any other additional seasoning. Mix them together and you’re done!
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Grilled Bread

Watch as Josh Allen, owner of Companion, demonstrates the perfect solution to stale bread- grilling it! Although it is a simple process, there are certin breads that make especially great breads once their life becomes a little stale. Read the instructions below. Grilled Bread Instructions Cut desired bread diagonally, in half horizontally, or in slices. Lightly coat with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and set directly on hot grill.
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Caramelized Brussels Sprout Bruschetta, Brick Chicken with Root Vegetable Bread Salad, and Affogato

This week our “Bread Guy” – Josh Allen partnered with Chef Gerard Craft of Niche to host a behind-the-scenes cooking and baking demonstration and discussion for local bloggers and food writers. The gathering focused on three delicious courses that utilized the same Companion bread, Pain Beaucaire. The Chefs whipped up Caramelized Brussels Sprout Bruschetta for starters, Brick Chicken with Root Vegetable Bread Salad as the main course and Companion Affogato for dessert. Check out one of the great blogs and a few pictures of the event by clicking here Pictures of each delicious dish: Bruschetta Chicken Affogato
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