3 Surprising Things To Do with Sandwich Bread

April 19th, 2017

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Sometimes (ok, most of the time) a sandwich is just what you need. Whether it’s a Grilled Cheese BLT or a simple PB&J, a good old fashioned sammie can really hit the spot.

A simple sandwich, no matter how delicious, sometimes just won’t cut it. That’s why we like to get creative. Take a look at what we’ve been cooking up in our test kitchen this month!

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Cue the dramatic drum roll please. These three recipes will make you rethink everything you’ve ever known about Klosterman Bread!

Breadcrumbs

  1. Using your favorite variety of Klostermand Bread, bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes.
  2. Turn the slices over and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The bread should be crisp when you remove it from the oven and should snap when you break it.
  3. Place bread into either a mixer or a blender, and process until breadcrumbs have a fine texture.

Stuffed French Toast

  1. Spread cream cheese and your choice of jam between two slices of Klosterman White Bread.
  2. Heat your waffle maker and grease with vegetable oil or shortening.
  3. Dip both sides of your sandwich in a whipped mixture of three eggs, three tablespoons milk, one teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Place on waffle maker and bake for two to four minutes or until browned.
  5. Dig in!

Sandwich Sushi Rolls

  1. Using a rolling pin, roll out Klosterman Wheat Bread until about 1/8″ thick.
  2. Spread thin with cream cheese and your favorite veggies, julienned.
  3. Carefully roll and slice into one-inch bites. Voila!

Toast Your Way to An Easy Easter Brunch

April 12th, 2017

With Easter quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning your Easter brunch! This year, don’t let the stress of entertaining keep you from enjoying your day.

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We have a yummy recipe that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your guests!  These Sunshine Toasts are not only simple to make, but incredibly adorable!

– With a sun-shaped cookie cutter, cut a hole in the middle of four slices of your favorite Klosterman bread. Place them in a frying pan over medium heat and fry until lightly toasted.

– Being careful not to break the yolk, crack the egg in a cup. Then slowly place the egg in the hole of your toast and cook covered for 6-7 minutes.

– When finished, we suggest serving your egg toasts with fresh vegetables for a bright and light dish!

And there you have it! A simple and easy Easter brunch recipe that will bring some extra sunshine to your morning. For more tasty recipe ideas, visit our Pinterest board for a little inspiration!

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Spring Into Our Organic Bread Line

March 22nd, 2017


At Klosterman Bread we have always believed in creating the best quality bread, and for generations we’ve been doing just that. But this year, we are proud to introduce our new line of organic bread!

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We understand that shoppers are not only very connected with the food they eat, but also the companies they support. We wanted to give our ingredient conscious consumers bread they could stand behind.

This organic line features fan favorite flavors such as Raisin Bread, Honey Wheat, Honey White Wheat and 100% Whole Wheat. This line is our way of reinforcing our efforts to maintain total customer satisfaction.

Find out just how tasty this bread is by enjoying it on a delicious sandwich. For a little sandwich inspiration, visit our Pinterest page!

Make Time for Lunch with Make Ahead Meals

March 15th, 2017

It’s easy to get caught up in the hussle and bussle of your day and skip out on a midday meal. However, we want to help you make more time for enjoying your lunch with a few simple make ahead meals.

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Our go-to easy lunch is always a salad sandwich. Whether it’s chicken, tuna or egg, salad sandwiches are a great way to enjoy a filling lunch.

Chicken Salad: The next time you’re preparing chicken for dinner, save your leftovers and use it in your chicken salad. Make this meal in advance and add in your favorite toppings such as grapes, celery and sweet pickles. Compliment this sandwich by using Klosterman Light Rye bread.

Chickpea “Tuna” Salad: Chickpea salad is a great vegetarian alternative to tuna salad. Utilize the same ingredients you would use in a traditional tuna sandwich, but mash them with chickpeas (just be sure not to over process!). Enjoy this faux tuna salad with Klosterman Sandwich Bohemian Rye bread.

Egg Salad: Add some protein to your lunch with a creamy egg salad sandwich. Combine boiled eggs with mayonnaise, spices and herbs for a tasty and easy lunch. This classic sandwich is the perfect match for Klosterman Classic White bread.

Craving more lunchtime meals? Check out our top 3 waistline approved sandwiches here!

A Quick History of a Classic Sandwich

March 8th, 2017

Sloppy Joe day is approaching, and that means it’s time to pile our buns high with the delicious ground beef mixture. But have you ever wondered how the Sloppy Joe became such a classic simple sandwich?

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According to an article from Blue Apron, some believe the Sloppy Joe originated from the Midwestern staple, the loose meat sandwich. In the 19th century, ground beef rose to popularity because it was both a nourishing and inexpensive option.

It was common to add fillers such as bread crumbs, ketchup or tomato paste to the meat to stretch it. This simple sandwich has since evolved into the modern day Sloppy Joe.

Sloppy Joes are seen in cafeterias and upscale restaurants alike. Whether you prefer a traditional joe or something more gourmet, the Sloppy Joe is the perfect sandwich to put your own unique spin on.

Want to create the perfect Sloppy Joe? Check out our step-by-step guide to Sloppy Joe greatness.

Skip the Cereal in Celebration of National Hot Breakfast Month

February 15th, 2017

As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why all month long, we’re celebrating National Hot Breakfast Month, with delicious recipes that will kick start our days!

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Next time you’re thinking about heading out the door and skipping breakfast, think again! Studies show that eating breakfast in the morning helps you have a better attention span, more focus and increases productivity! In order to help you plan your morning meal, we’ve made a list of our favorite busy day breakfasts!

Breakfast on a Bun: Don’t overthink it — put your favorite breakfast on our smooth and slightly sweet Honey Hamburger Buns. Add cheese to scrambled eggs for the best melty texture. Yes, our buns are hearty enough to double the meat without a problem!

Toast: Now we know what you’re probably thinking…just plain toast? When we make toast for breakfast we like to add delicious toppings that will keep us full all day long. Toast a few slices of your favorite Klosterman Bread and top it with nut butter, bananas, and chia seeds for a simple superfood filled breakfast!

Overnight Oats: A little prep work the night before will help make getting out the door the next morning even easier! Combine oats, chia seed, fruit (blueberries work great!), milk and maple syrup in a sealed container and refrigerate overnight. Come morning, you’ll have a hearty breakfast. Pop it in the microwave if you’re craving something warm.

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches: On your next lazy Sunday, do a little meal prep! Bake your eggs and cut them into rounds. Then cook up your favorite breakfast meat and assemble sandwiches on English muffins and add a slice of cheese. Wrap them individually and freeze. Then, when you’re craving one, heat it in the microwave for 90 seconds and enjoy!

Yearning for something sweeter to kick start your morning? How about a make ahead French toast? Check out our delicious recipe here.

Fall In Love With This Special Valentine’s Brunch

February 9th, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, how do you plan on celebrating the one you love? We think there’s no better way to express your love than with a delicious home cooked meal.

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For this special day, we’re serving up a romantic brunch with a French toast recipe that you’ll fall in love with.

Valentine’s Brunch French Toast:

Ingredients

  • 1 carton strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 slices of Klosterman White Bread
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Confectioner’s sugar

In a saucepan, add chopped strawberries, sugar, lemon and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the strawberries are cooked and soft. Let this mixture cool before blitzing with a hand blender.

For the French toast, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Transfer 1/3 of the mixture into another bowl and add a drop of red food coloring, if you’d like. With a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut shapes out of your bread slices. Dunk your bread slices into the egg mixture and the heart cut outs in the pink egg mixture. Cook the bread in a frying pan over medium heat until both sides are golden brown. Before serving your French toast, drizzle the strawberry puree on top and dust with sugar.

 


One French toast recipe just not enough? Then pay our Pinterest page a visit and check out our board dedicated to our favorite French toast recipes!

The Traveler’s Guide to the Perfect Sandwich

February 1st, 2017

Are you craving adventure this year? Us too! But we won’t be spending big bucks on a vacation in order to feel like world travelers!

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Be inspired by the flavors of the world and whip up some delicious sandwiches that will take you on a flavor trip.

Mexico: Take a trip across the border by enjoying a Cemita. This delicious sandwich features layers of sliced avocado, deep-fried beef, white cheese, herbs and salsa. Klosterman Honey Hamburger buns work perfectly with this sandwich!

England: Bring England to your plate by making a Chip Butty. This popular sandwich is super simple. All you’ll need is French fries, ketchup and a Klosterman Wheat Hamburger Bun.

France: Get inspired by the land of love and whip up a Croque Monsieur. Think of this as an elevated grilled ham and cheese. Typically, the sandwich is made with Emmental or Gruyere cheese, and features melted cheese on top of the bread!

Australia: Feeling adventurous, mate? Then this simple (but flavor packed) sandwich is perfect for you. Vegemite Sandwiches are toasted bread smeared with Vegemite and sometimes include cheese. Dying to try this but can’t find the spread? Well, here is a homemade alternative!

If you’re looking for more ways to get creative with your sandwiches, check out our A Toast to Sandwiches Pinterest board for some delicious inspiration.

The Perfect Soup and Sandwich Pairing Guide

January 11th, 2017

As thoughts of balmy summer weather leave our minds, thoughts of indulgent comfort foods enter. And for us, nothing screams “comfort” quite like the timeless soup and sandwich combo.

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This month, we want to experiment with our favorite comforting dish, so we’ve whipped up a soup and sandwich pairing menu that won’t disappoint. (The secret to great comfort food? It all starts with the bread!)

Nothing is more timeless than tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Add a simple twist to this traditional recipe by enjoying Tomato Basil soup with a Grilled Turkey and Cheese Sandwich with Klosterman Sandwich Wheat Bread.

Craving Italian? Skip the pasta and reach for this Hearty Minestrone with a Porchetta Panini on Klosterman White Bread. This flavorful soup and toasty sandwich will curb all of your Italian cravings.

Transport yourself to the East Coast with a Maine-inspired meal. A fresh Lobster Roll on Klosterman Small Hoagie pairs perfectly with a creamy Corn Chowder.

Longing for more delicious soup and sandwich combinations? Check out our Soup Month Pinterest board. You’ll find perfect pairings that will help you celebrate all January long!

Kick Start a Healthier Year with These Pantry Packing Hacks

January 4th, 2017

We all kick off the new year with fresh resolutions. One of the most common? To get a little healthier. This year, we want you to start your year off on a healthier foot!

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For us, trying to become healthier starts with what you eat. So grab your grocery list as we get ready to help you pack your pantry with healthy ingredients for delicious meals.

  • Canned and dried beans: beans are lean, full of fiber and inexpensive. Add herbs and oil to this versatile ingredient and you will have a delicious side. Or create a hearty vegetarian soup, stew or pasta by adding in this nutrient-rich ingredient.
  • Pantry stored produce: onions, garlic and shallots are a key to developing succulent flavors in your dishes. These produce items are best stored in a pantry, so go ahead and stock up on your next grocery trip!
  • Spices and dried herbs: using spices and dried herbs is a great way to add flavor to your recipes, without relying on fats or salt, and can give you an antioxidant boost!
  • Whole grains: we’ve heard it for years that whole grains are great for the body. By choosing hearty whole grains like quinoa, you can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Our final pantry packing tip? Be sure to have a loaf of whole grain bread on hand. Here at Klosterman Bread, we have a selection of natural, whole wheat bakery products to choose from. From signature breads, buns and hoagies we have whole grain rich products that will keep you on track this year. Learn more about which bread you should reach for right over here.

 

 

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