Chef Kathy Casey was on New Day today to talk about appetizers featuring our “Bite Size Crackers”, cocktails, gift ideas, and her “Holiday Extravaganza.” You can find our crackers at our cafes and call to place custom orders there as well. You can also find them at other fine stores that carry our products.
Find these recipes and more information about the Holiday Extravaganza, Saturday Dec. 14, from 11am-7pm at her Food Studios in Ballard, at www.kathycasey.com.
It’s the perfect appetizer to make for your guests on any occasion; even give this recipe a try in a pinch. It’s the antipasto that could also make just the perfect light lunch. Bruschetta is an Italian favorite that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
2 large (or 1 -2 cups) tomatoes cut into bite sized pieces. Experiment with large, Heirloom, Roma, Grape tomato varieties to add color and flavor.
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves cut into long strips using a chiffonade technique
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 loaf of The Essential Baking Company Bake-At-Home Sourdough, or other Essential Baking loaf, cut into 1/2 – 1 inch thick pieces.
Preheat your oven to Broil
In a bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt.
Cut bread into 1/2 – 1 inch thick pieces.
Brush some extra virgin olive oil on one side of each slice of bread.
Put sliced bread on a baking sheet or directly on your oven rack and broil, turning bread once for a total of about 2-3 minutes or just until bread is lightly toasted.
Remove bread from oven and place bread on a serving platter and spoon tomato, basil, and garlic mixture carefully onto each slice.
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are upon us, happening at the same time this year. Some are calling it Thanksgivukkah. This is the start of the busiest, and most fun, times of the year for us here at The Essential Baking Company. We thought we’d share just some of our most popular items people often purchase for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. This spread is sure to give you some ideas, whether you are hosting dinner or a guest who is bringing something to the table.
Organic Whole wheat and Assorted Dinner Rolls
Organic French Rolls
Organic Bake-At-Home Sourdough
Organic Sweet Perrin (Pear Bread)
Organic Rosemary Crackers
Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
Organic Rosemary Flatbread
Black Forest Cake
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake
Apple Cranberry Tart
Yule Log Cake
Lemon Cloud Tart
Sea Salted Caramel Tarts
Our breads are baked in the old world European tradition of hand crafted baking artisanship with uncompromising quality and commitment to the use of fresh organic ingredients. Our pastries and desserts are hand crafted in small batches using European-style techniques with the finest quality ingredients available. None of our products contain anything derived from synthetic additives, harmful food dyes, toxic chemicals or GMOs. Check our the rest of our website for more ideas and call our Order Desk at (206) 545-6773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Please allow for a 2 day lead time.
It’s not to early to start planning for Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years!
We’ve barely put away our Jack-O-Lanterns and Halloween decorations and talk of Turkey Day has officially begun. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s never to early to start planning such a special meal. Our bread crumbs are made with organic bread, no preservatives and are hand made. The recipe comes on the back of the package. They are available at our Wallingford, Madison Park, Georgetown, and Bellevue Cafes as well as other fine stores that carry our products. Nourish your family this holiday season with this tasty stuffing recipe from The Essential Baking Company.
Artisan Organic Stuffing
1-20oz bag Essential Baking Company Artisan Stuffing
2 onion, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
2 tbsp. sage, chopped
3/4 cup butter
3 cups broth
2 tbsp. poultry seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add onions and celery, and cook until softened. Add broth, salt and pepper to the pan.
In a large bowl, combine the stuffing with the liquid mixture and sage leaves; add more broth if needed to moisten the bread.
Use for turkey stuffing or bake in a buttered casserole dish at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes.
Have you ever tasted a true, traditional artisan, organic sourdoughbread? Now imagine the smell of fresh baked sourdough bread coming from your very own oven! With Organic Sourdough Bread from The Essential Baking Company, you can Bake-At-Home for fresh baked bread when you want it. The best part is, it’s now available in a 3-pack at select Costco locations!
Our sourdough bread is made the tradition way, using a natural starter (mother dough) or “Mamacita” as we lovingly call it and only four organic/non-GMO ingredients; Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Water, Salt, Organic Malt. That’s right, we don’t add commercial yeast and our bread is naturally fat free and sugar free! Unlike other imitation sourdough bread, our true sourdough ferments very slowly for over 12 hours at a cool temperature which creates a more complex, distinguished taste. Our unique Stay-Fresh Packagekeeps our bread Fresh For Months, Not Days.
Costco 3-pack Organic Sourdough Bake-At-Home Bread – The Essential Baking Company
Organic Sourdough Bake-At-Home Bread
Bakes in 8 minutes
True Artisan Bread
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Remove bread from package and place directly on center oven rack.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
Do not microwave.
For a quick Sourdough Pizza for lunch, dinner or appetizer, give this a try:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Remove bread from package and cut loaf horizontally.
Top cut sizes with tomato sauce, cheese, and other favorite pizza toppings.
Place in a sheet pan or directly on center oven rack.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from the oven, slice and serve warm.
Sourdough Bake-At-Home Bread Pizza – The Essential Baking Company
Enjoy this seasonal bread made with organic fresh pears, roasted hazelnuts and figs. This naturally sweet, yeasted bread is topped with a crackle glaze and is perfect for fall in the Pacific Northwest.
We are bringing back three favorite fall pastries: our Pumpkin Muffin, Cranberry Pecan Scone and Apple Croissant. These pastries are perfect to enjoy on crisp autumn days by themselves or with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. They will not disappoint!
These muffins are just what the Halloween/Thanksgiving Season ordered! With the perfect amount of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Vanilla and topped with a decadent Streusel of pecan, they are so delicious, you will keep coming back for more.
Cranberry Pecan Scone
The perfect texture with tart cranberries and topped with a sweet smooth glaze.
Light and flaky with apples that add just the perfect amount of texture and sweetness. Find them at any one of our Essential Baking Company Cafes. To place your special or standing orders contact the Order Desk at (206) 545-6773.
The votes have been counted, and customer feedback has been taken into account. We’d like to send a special shout out to all who helped us with taste testing and happily shared their opinions of which savory pastries we should keep around. Our Pasty Chef, John Legge, has definitely hit the mark in developing these savory pastries, resulting in two winners - more accurately, a tie between the Rosemary Croissant and the Tomato, Asiago, and Walnut Croissant!
The Rosemary Croissant, boasts all the delicious qualities of our original croissant plus it pays homage to our popular Rosemary Diamante Bread with the inclusion of fresh rosemary and sea salt. Enjoy it on it’s own or make an egg breakfast sandwich or a turkey and cranberry lunch sandwich with it.
The Tomato, Asiago, and Walnut Croissant will not disappoint with our classic croissant dough rolled with sun dried tomatoes, walnuts and a blend of parmesan and asiago cheeses. Delicious by itself or slice and use like a roll for your favorite turkey sandwich.
Visit us at one of our cafes in Wallingford, Madison Park, Georgetown and Bellevue to give them a try. To place a special or standing order contact the Order Desk at (206) 545-6773.
The Essential Baking Company proudly offers the following Kosher Certified products:
The Essential Baking Company Hearth-Baked Breads
Fremont Sour White
Pain du George
Potato Demi Baguette
The Essential Baking Company Bake At Home Breads:
Pain Au Levain
The Essential Baking Company Gluten Free Breads
Super Seeded Multigrain (Sliced and Rolls)
Sunny Seeded White