The one food that I never get sick of is bread. I’m totally a carb-o-holic and the thought of a low carb diet makes me want to cringe. While I strive to lead a healthy life, there are just some things that I won’t give up. Bread is one of those. That’s what running is for: working off those delicious, yeasty calories. Moderation is your friend. I’m never one of those people that forbids certain foods. There’s no bad foods. It’s all about moderation.
Anyways…back to the bread.
One of my favorite bread recipes is this Italian Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread. It’s super easy to make, has a gorgeous presentation and is the perfect complement to many meals. Sometimes I like to pair it with a soup or served beside a pasta dish or salad (perfect for sopping up leftover dressing). I love serving it with a great extra virgin olive oil dipping sauce, especially when made with European Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).
Cooking with European Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is the freshly pressed juice of olives. It is cold pressed, meaning it is pressed without heat or chemicals. The great thing about extra virgin olive oil is that there is a wide selection of different types to choose from, each which can offer different tastes and flavors depending on recipe or type of food that you are cooking. The use of more robust oils can stand up to intense flavors, such as steak of flavorful soups. Use more mild and delicate oils for things like salad dressings (my favorite is balsamic vinaigrette’s), eggs, potatoes or fish. EVOO is also able to withstand very high heat, which makes it a great option for cooking.
For example, below are a few different types of EVOO’s:
- Spanish oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavor.
- Italian olive oil is often dark green and has an herbal aroma and a grassy flavor.
- Greek olive oil packs a strong flavor and aroma and tends to be green.
- French oil is typically pale in color and has a mild flavor
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And onto the yumminess! This recipe uses EVOO to add additional flavor and be sure to check the link below for a great dipping sauce to serve alongside this bread.
Italian Parmesan Pull Apart Bread