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Bread with Olive Oil and Vinegar

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BrollyDolly Thu 15-Jun-17 12:30:06

Can anyone suggest the best bread and oil to do this with? Also if there is anything I can add. Had recently at a restaurant and really enjoyed!

MrsOverTheRoad Thu 15-Jun-17 13:34:47

Any nice bread works but I like it with Ciabatta because it's a bit more of a "solid" bread...it's got a bit of body!

Make sure to use good quality Balsamic vinegar and good quality olive oil!

Have it alone as a snack or before dinner or have it with a selection of nice cheeses, olives and prociutto or other meats.

ShiningWhit Thu 15-Jun-17 13:40:08

Sour dough is nice also. Try some Zatar in the oil or olive paste under the oil. The key is the oil. Good extra virgin oil.

MrsOverTheRoad Thu 15-Jun-17 13:46:22

Damn. Now I want some! I have nice oil and vinegar but no bread apart from two stale rolls!

4merlyknownasSHD Thu 15-Jun-17 16:05:28

Nice, top quality cold-pressed rapeseed oil is also good as a treat.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 15-Jun-17 16:08:46

I much prefer the really thick syrupy balsamic glaze stuff to ordinary balsamic...often lidl have it, but have seen it in morrisons and tesco, plastic squirty bottle type container.

NennyNooNoo Thu 15-Jun-17 16:13:30

Add some ripe tomatoes, mozzarella & basil and you have a luxurious lunch.

BrollyDolly Thu 15-Jun-17 17:04:31

Thanks guys! I've seen somewhere that you need to warm up the olive oil...but sounds like no one else is doing this ?

picklemepopcorn Thu 15-Jun-17 17:11:30

You can fry up a little garlic and rosemary to infuse the oil if you want, but it's usually room temp.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 15-Jun-17 19:39:04

olive oil doesn't do well in the fridge so it should be out in the room....I haven't heard of warming it.

so I'd say room temp is fine

CupOfTeaAndAGoodBook Thu 15-Jun-17 19:50:42

Greek salad- red onion (raw), green pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese. Mix, drizzle liberally with oil & balsamic vinegar, eat the salad, mop up with bread afterwards. Sainsbury's do a lovely olive ciabatta.

YellowLawn Thu 15-Jun-17 19:52:30

or german rye bread & pumpkin seed oil and red wine vinegar

LockedOutOfMN Thu 15-Jun-17 19:56:08

Make pan con tomate. Grate a large tomato into a box grater until you're left with the skin and hard flesh next to the skin. If you wish, press the tomato mixture from inside the grater through a sieve to remove the tomato seeds (or you can leave them in if you wish). Take old bread, toast it lightly, drizzle with olive oil, then spread with the tomato mixture and, if you like, a sprinkle of salt.

Jamón ibérico on top optional.

MrsOverTheRoad Fri 16-Jun-17 00:27:16

After reading all these suggestions I am planning on a lovely Friday evening platter of EVERYTHING mentioned!

BangkokBlues Tue 20-Jun-17 16:34:59

Add a grind of salt to the oil. Also dried rosemary is amazing.

Blanketdog Tue 20-Jun-17 18:30:17

I think Beluzu make a good thick syrupy Balsamic and their olive oil is nice and fruity but French Butter with sea salt will always be better than anything else!

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