• Olive oil and bread.
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Anyone else like this? The Italians swear by it and I enjoy it on a nice summers day when you've got some nice types of bread (preferably with a nice crunch to it). Got any herbs/spices you like to add to the oil? I quite like a bit of rosemary or some basic black pepper, even a little salt. Olive oil is a great alternative when you don't feel like eating butter and its much healthier for you too and is quite refreshing on a hot day when you don't feel like eating anything too fatty and want something light. [IMG]http://www.applepiepatispate.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/panmarino-italian-rosemary-potato-bread.jpg[/IMG] Use a nice rustic loaf, not too soft. Try fresh basil, thyme oregano or rosemary with your oil dip or even some garlic (another one of my favorites). Balsamic vinegar is another popular ingredient that is sometimes added and even lemon. There are really endless possibilities with it compared to butter and it all depends what kind of stuff you like. Some people like to dip their bread in the mix but I personally like to drizzle it on the slice of bread and add my seasonings on top of it, sometimes I might add a bit of light cheese if I'm feeling something more filling.
Yes. Ate it a few hours ago. Tastes great. I usually mix some garlic and oregano in there.
Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and bread = hell yes!
[QUOTE=SCopE5000;30197053]Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and bread = hell yes![/QUOTE] Mum makes this and it is lovely :)
How is it different to butter? I'd like to try some, but my mouth is still as sensative as fuck from braces.
Don't you have to use like extra extra virgin olive oil?
Oh god no I hate olive oil. I'm on the seaside alot, they put the stuff on EVERYTHING. When I feel like eating bread with something to dip it in I just put parsley or chive in sour cream with garlic. [editline]4th June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=nikomo;30211479]Don't you have to use like extra extra virgin olive oil?[/QUOTE] Not really. Besides store bought extra virgin olive oil is shit anyway. Tastes almost like the other stuff. If your lucky try out homemade olive oil. Smells like grass. It's good if you like olive oil. I hate olive oil tho.
It really only tastes good on some types of bread. The crunchier the better.
[QUOTE=Edgar Allan Poe;30244195]It really only tastes good on some types of bread. The crunchier the better.[/QUOTE] Sorry to derail a bit, but what is that airy bread called? That fluffy bread?
I like it with dried garlic in the olive oil.
[QUOTE=Nyaa;30244224]Sorry to derail a bit, but what is that airy bread called? That fluffy bread?[/QUOTE] There's plenty of airy breads. Are you thinking of a sandwich bread or a bread you eat by itself or what?
[QUOTE=Edgar Allan Poe;30249486]There's plenty of airy breads. Are you thinking of a sandwich bread or a bread you eat by itself or what?[/QUOTE] A regular loaf of bread.
[QUOTE=Nyaa;30258660]A regular loaf of bread.[/QUOTE] I would imagine the typical loaf of bread is a baguette, just a long thin loaf of French bread. [editline]5th June 2011[/editline] Cibatta bread is somewhat fluffy on the inside.
[img]http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/l/loaf_of_bread-11498.jpg[/img] This is what I meant.
the last time i did this was with fresh potato rosemary bread with balsamic vinegar and oil. I was going to make something else for supper later but i just ate more bread.
[QUOTE=Nyaa;30278886][img]http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/l/loaf_of_bread-11498.jpg[/img] This is what I meant.[/QUOTE] It's called white bread
I was going to try olive oil on bread. Then I remembered something. We don't use olive oil in our household. At all.
Its worth the calories, fucking delicious
Isn't it an acquired taste?
Add some rosemary !
bit of rosemary and thyme. I keep a bottle of basil and sage suspended in olive oil for such purposes as salads and olive oil + bread.
Wouldn't that make the bread soggy and gross and squishy in your mouth?
[QUOTE=nikomo;30328353]Isn't it an acquired taste?[/QUOTE] Aren't all tastes acquired?
[QUOTE=Nifae;30342393]Wouldn't that make the bread soggy and gross and squishy in your mouth?[/QUOTE] You don't drench it, just a light.. swipe, through the oil.
Well, I just confirmed it's an acquired taste, I almost puked just now.
I hate Olive Oil, I used it for French toast once and it ruined the taste for me, so I dont think I'll try this one, although it sounds good with balsamic vinegar
[QUOTE=Tacooo;30369682]I hate Olive Oil, I used it for French toast once and it ruined the taste for me, so I dont think I'll try this one, although it sounds good with balsamic vinegar[/QUOTE] Olive oil is actually very fragile compared to other oils and is liable to smoke and lose it's flavor very quickly. I almost never use it for pan-fry dishes, Though I do use it for french toast since it gives it a lighter and fluffier feeling than butter, and even then I always keep the temperature low. What olive oil did you use though? The tasted differ wildly depending on the press and where it comes from. For example, I have two brands of oil that come both from tunisia, both are extra virgin oils but one is a darker, more robust oil where the other is a lighter (both color and oil wise) that I use for the cold dishes. As for the taste you are right. It's acquired but you are more likely to like it if your diet resembled it's taste. You can't really go from butters, lards and ghees to the lighter oils all of a sudden, it's too jarring taste wise.
I didn't get a proper taste because I was ready to puke so I had to spit it out, but it resembled dirt in taste. Here's the devil itself. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/99583/IMG_20110611_013417.jpg[/img]
For me a good olive oil is one that (when tasted by itself): -Has a smooth texture. -You feel an hint of olive taste as it passes your mouth. -The aftertaste will be stronger than the first taste and feel strongly of black olives leaving behind a slight acidic sting. I've never encountered an olive oil that tasted earthy before, maybe beacuse they don't sell them over here.
I love bread and olive oil.
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