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Ginger Cookie Cake

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. Happy Holidays!
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Companion Bavarian Pretzels with Schlafly Pale Ale Cheese Dip

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...
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Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Dipping Sauce

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.
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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,...
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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....
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Companion Bread Pudding

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. Bread Pudding 1 pint Half ‘n Half 1 pint Heavy Cream 5 Eggs 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,...
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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...
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Grilling Bread? Josh Allen Explains How on Fox 2 Now

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!  
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Buy Companion At Farmers’ Markets!

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!...
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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...
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