Use this versatile bread for way more than dipping and appetizers.
February 13, 2009
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Baguette or loaf, French breads are versatile enough to star in sweet and savory dishes, alike. Try them as a stand-in for pizza crust, a strong base for gooey bread pudding, and the crispy star of French onion soup.
2 of 8Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Choripanes are signature sausage sandwiches native to Argentina. Sold by street vendors, at restaurants, and commonly prepared at home, they can be served as an appetizer or entree and are both incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. Choripanes consist of grilled chorizo sausage (often butterflied before being cooked, as we do here) served on bread, slathered with plenty of fresh chimichurri. The bread this simple sandwich is made with varies by region, but hot dog buns, other small rolls, and split baguettes are all commonly used. Use any leftovers of this bright, herbaceous chimichurri sauce to liven up any number of grilled proteins, veggies, or sandwiches.
7 of 8Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Angharad Bailey
Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo
Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo Recipe Piled high with steak and veggies, the real treat on this sandwich is the sauce, a pesto mayonnaise. Use sirloin for a more tender bite than you get with cuts like flank steak.
These elegant toasts, featuring sweet poached cherries and tangy goat cheese, are the perfect pre-meal nibble for a summer dinner party. While the recipe sounds fancy, it’s super easy to prepare. You’re simply simmering fresh cherries in a poaching liquid made by mixing orange liqueur, water, and a few other ingredients.This enhances the stone fruit with sweet, zesty flavor and creates a stunning crimson-hued sauce, perfect for spooning over rich and tangy goat cheese. A toss with fresh herbs and a light sprinkle of black pepper brings mellow earthiness for full harmony in every bite.