Baking on the EGG: Bread and Beyond!
They don’t call it the “staff of life” for no reason. Bread – that most basic of foods – is truly life-sustaining. Since the Egyptians first baked bread using laboriously hand-ground flour, water and yeast thousands of years ago, bread has been a vital food for people around the globe. Today, “bread” includes everything from world-famous New York bagels to packaged loaf bread, Indian naan, crusty French baguettes, Southern-style biscuits and Johnnycakes that originated in Native American culture. Pizza is considered a flatbread – it can go from simple (brushed with olive oil and dressed with some herbs) to laden with almost any ingredient you can think of.
When you think of baking on the EGG, think beyond bread – although we have plenty of bread recipes for you to consider – try one of these…
In Chicago, pizza is the staff life!
Chicago’s famous deep-dish pies trace their origin to 1943 when the first one – “thick as a sewer lid and almost as heavy” – showed up on a restaurant menu.* The Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder restaurant offers a novel twist on Chicago-style pizza: its famous “pizza potpies.” It’s not “pizza,” but it does use traditional pizza ingredients – dough, cheese, tomato sauce, basil – enhanced with angel hair pasta for baked deliciousness from the EGG. – Chicago Tribune
Eat Your Vegetables!
Native to the coastal regions of Europe, northern Africa and Asia, asparagus has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years, and was brought to North America by European settlers in the 1700’s. A good source of fiber, folic acid and potassium, it’s even better when paired with brie cheese and bacon. Here’s a video for Shaved Asparagus, Brie and Bacon Flatbread on the EGG.