Updated: Sep 4, 2020
Here are some ideas to enjoy your Artisan bread from Gourmet Bakes.
1. Fresh Bread with Butter
Use a serrated knife and cut the bread in the size you want. Add some salted butter to it and enjoy it.
2. Butter Flavours
You can make some garlic butter by mixing finely chopped garlic and salt to the butter. You can add some herbs to the mix as well.
3. Olive Oil and Vinegar
Cut the bread in thick slices and serve it with Olive oil and vinegar. You can add flavours to the olive oil by adding some crushed garlic, pepper and herbs.
4. Toasted Artisan Bread
The toasted artisan bread takes on a different form and taste. Adding a little ghee or softened butter to the sides of the bread and toasting it on the Tava is a delicious snack, appetizer or add on to your meal.
You can make the best Bruschetta in town with the Artisan bread. Toast the bread. Add Chopped Roma tomatoes to it. Drizzle some olive oil and vinegar on it. Scrounge around town to get basil to add to the Bruschetta. I add the Indian basil aka Tulsi leaves to my Bruschetta on days that the Italian Basil gods don’t favour me. Sprinkle some salt and enjoy.
6.Bread and Veggies
You can add chopped veggies and Coriander along with the tomatoes, to make your Indian flavoured Bread with toppings. I refuse to call them the Indian Bruschetta and anger the Italian gods anymore than I already have with my Tulsi addition to the Bruschetta.
7. Toasted Bread with Cheese
Cheese – lets us now move on to cheese. Freshly grated cheese with the bread is good but adding it a toasted one and then letting it melt will take it to the slightly more nirvanic stage. You can put it in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes at 180 degrees to get the gooey melted cheese on the bread.
8. Shobi Akka toppings
As a young girl, there are so few people who give you their time. Shobi Akka was one who always made me feel special. This is her amazing topping recipe which kept her teenage boys’ (now strapping young men) hunger in check.
Chopped Spring onions
Chopped Green Chillies
Grated carrots (if you want)
Chopped Coriander leaves
Grated Cheese of your choice (we love a mix of Mozzarella and cheddar)
Mayonnaise - just enough to bind it all together
Scoop it on the sliced bread and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 200 degrees.
The most delicious bread with toppings is ready.
The topping can be pre-made and kept in the refrigerator for a week (Actually they last for 2 weeks but I don’t want to say that and get flak later – so 1 week it is)
I have not mentioned any measurements. This is because I was never given measurements. While in the US, I used a small bunch of spring onions and their giant tomatoes. Here I use a giant Spring onion
bunch and 2 small Roma tomatoes. All ratios and combinations of these ingredients work great. If you love it spicy, add more Green chillies or vice versa. The only thing I would say is to be stingy with the mayo.
Unless your kid wants only Mayo and cheese on it and calls it a Pizza Bread. Oh well, many of my kids and their friends who have passed through different ages have eaten that and enjoyed it too. So, who am I to say anything.
9. Artisan Gourmet Sandwich
Make the best sandwiches in town with the Gourmet Bakes Artisan Bread.
Artisan Bread from Gourmet Bakes :-)
Red bell peppers
Yellow bell peppers
Green bell peppers
Sauté the bell peppers and onions with a little oil .
Chop the lettuce and tomatoes.
You can cut and toast the Gourmet Bakes Artisan bread on the tava lightly or use it without toasting as well. You can heat it lightly in the Microwave as well.
Apply a thin coat of mayonnaise and mustard on the bread.
Place the cheese on the sandwich.
Gently arrange the sautéed veggies and the chopped fresh veggies. You can just pile all the veggies inside the sandwich as well.
Drizzle some olive oil and vinegar over the veggies.
And that’s it! Smush the bread together and bite into this juicy and delicious sandwich.