May 11, 2010

Mellow Bakers: Grissini

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The Italian bread sticks Grissini is one of the MellowBakers breads for May 2010. The bread sticks are very easy to make and the whole process takes less than 2 hours which goes: mix water, flour, olive oil, butter, salt, and yeast; let ferment for 1 hour; roll into a rectangle; cut into thin strips; bake without proofing for 20 minutes or until golden. The garlic studded dough didn't give me any problems other than the bread sticks got eaten very quickly. Easy come easy go.

I had these yummy sticks for lunch dipped in sour cream and gorgonzola and also for dinner with a pasta dish that has been a favorite of ours for more than 10 years, Farfalle with Asiago Cream Sauce.

Farfalle in Asiago Cream Sauce

8 ounces bow tie pasta
2 ounces pancetta or unsmoked bacon, diced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and black pepper to taste
  • Boil the pasta in salted water for 11 minutes. In a large skillet, fry the pancetta until golden brown. Transfer into a plate and remove all but 1 tablespoon of rendered fat. Add the onion and stir fry until soft. Using a skimmer, transfer the pasta into the skillet and stir cook for a few minutes. Add the heavy cream and pancetta. Mix well, add salt and pepper to taste, then remove from heat. Stir in both cheeses. Serve immediately.
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Yumarama said...

Oh my... droooooolllll....

Joy said...

That looks great. I am still trying to make the corn bread one :D

Abby said...

Wow, that pasta dish sounds amazing! And I still love the picture of your grissini stack! =)

Oggi said...

Paul and Abby, the pasta dish is really yummy.:)

Joy, you will the corn bread. I have baked it 2 weeks ago and the post is already in draft. I'll finish writing it in a few days.

Lien said...

Yummy, I love these grissini. Great combination with that amazing looking pasta!

Oggi said...

Natalie, they're so good, aren't they.:)

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