As the holiday season approaches rapidly, it's time to start thinking about what kinds of unique things you can offer to your guests when you host holiday parties. After all, the buffet tables are always the hottest destination to be found at most family gatherings. If you really want to make a statement this year, you should consider the benefits of offering stuffed breads this year. To ensure you have everything you need, contact your bread suppliers. Here are a few options for stuffed breads that are sure to have everybody talking.
Croissant dough is delicate, flaky, and light. It's also a great vessel for a variety of flavors. You can make stuffed croissants of all kinds, both savory and sweet. For example, ham and cheddar croissants are a great savory treat. Just wrap thin sliced ham and shredded cheese in the croissant dough, making sure it's completely sealed before you bake it. You can also make sweet croissants with some chocolate hazelnut spread, fresh strawberries, and chopped hazelnuts. Spread the chocolate hazelnut spread on the croissant dough, then add a few pieces of strawberries and some chopped hazelnuts. Wrap the whole thing up and seal it so that the filling stays inside, then bake it as usual.
Make a traditional bread dough or buy some of the canned French bread dough. Roll the dough out, then spread some tomato sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella. Wrap the dough up into a loaf shape, or roll the filling in the middle and braid it. Bake it as you would for a traditional bread recipe, then slice it and serve it with a slow cooker of some hot marinara sauce and some fresh Parmesan cheese to top it with.
Mediterranean Dipping Bread
If you want to showcase some classic Mediterranean flavors, make a dipping bread that's stuffed with all of those fantastic flavors that are traditional of the region. Make a bread dough that is made from two-thirds traditional all-purpose flour and a third semolina flour. Then, after rolling the dough out, coat the whole surface with a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle feta cheese, black olives, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano, parsley, and basil. Then, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the surface and roll the whole thing so that the spread is rolled in layers. Bake it as you typically would for your normal bread loaf, then serve it with some herb-seasoned olive oil for dipping.