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Posted Aug 14th, 2011
Looking for a delicious dessert for the holidays? If you answered “yes” to this question, you are in the right place. Our Ginger Cookie Cake is so easy… even the kids can help! Try it and let us know what you think!
View the demo below and click here for the recipe.
Posted Aug 9th, 2011
Try this recipe at home with our Bavarian Pretzels!
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
12 oz Schlafly Pale Ale
¼ cup Dijon mustard
4 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Melt butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Slowly add the flour while stirring to make a roux. Cook over low heat... Read More
Posted Aug 8th, 2011
Check out this great recipe for Companion Cheese Sauce! Companion Cheese Sauce is perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, or as an easy appetizer. Partnered with Companion’s Bavarian Pretzels is our favorite way to enjoy. What do you partner your Companion Cheese Sauce with? Let us know! Click here for a PDF of the recipe.
Posted Aug 4th, 2011
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,... Read More
Posted Aug 3rd, 2011
Watch Josh Allen, owner of Companion, demonstrate how easy it is to make PESTO! It is great for any occasion. Get the full recipe below.
Spinich Walnut Pesto
10 oz. Baby Spinach
1/2 Cup Parmesan
1/2 Cup Walnuts
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Diced Red Chili
2 Cloves Garlic Chopped
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
In blender, process all ingredients except for 5 oz of the spinach.... Read More
Posted Aug 2nd, 2011
Check out Josh preparing some yummy bread pudding! A great way to use up stale breads, and makes a delicious dessert. Get the full recipe below.
1 pint Half ‘n Half
1 pint Heavy Cream
2 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 lb. Brioche, Croissants, Cinnamon Rolls,... Read More
Posted Aug 1st, 2011
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... Read More
Posted Jul 28th, 2011
Sure, grilled burgers are great, but how about grilled bread? Josh Allen proves it’s possible (and delicious!) on KTVI’s Fox 2 Now.
Go beyond the bun and savor grilled bread alongside roasted vegetables or with your favorite hummus or tapenade. Watch Josh show you how easy it is to fix. Perfect for your next outdoor gathering!
Posted Jul 26th, 2011
All summer we’ve been participating in some of St. Louis’ finest Farmers’ Markets. Stop by Tower Grove Market or Maplewood Market to pick up your favorite breads and sweets by Companion! Both markets are open through Fall, so make sure you stop by and say ‘hello’ before the season ends!
Short on cash? No need to worry, because Companion now has Square!... Read More
Posted Jul 10th, 2011
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... Read More
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