When you think of slicing up a pizza for your family for dinner, you usually reach for the pizza cutter right? Well today calls for an extra tool- it’s Deep Dish Pizza Day, so you will need a mini pizza server as well!
Bet you didn’t know this about #DeepDishPizza:
Invented in the mid-20th century in Chicago
Resembles a pie, with its high edges
Since it’s thicker, it takes twice as long to bake
Due to the longer bake time, the toppings are layered on opposite to a normal pizza- first cheese (so it won’t burn!), then meat and veggies, then sauce.
Have you, like many others, tried your hand at baking during these WFH days? Maybe you’ve played it safe and just grabbed a boxed cake or muffin mix from the pantry. But are you thinking perhaps to step it up a notch? Today’s the day- it’s Sourdough Bread Day!
Breadmaking can be a daunting task for many- but lately yeast has become hard to come by (along with toilet paper and bottled water!). The next best thing you can do if you can’t find yeast at the store is to make your own sourdough starter from scratch.
Wild yeast naturally lives in flour, so it is actually quite easy to get it to grow into a sourdough starter.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
DAY 1: Combine flour & room temperature water in a glass jar on the counter, cover with towel
DAY 2: Feed the starter with equal parts flour and water, mix
DAY 3: The starter will become bubbly and active. Feed again, mix
DAY 4: Feed with flour & water again, mix
DAY 5: Starter should be frothy and billowy & smell sour- it’s ready to use!
Now you have your own homemade yeast to make your own yummy loaf of sourdough! Once you’re ready for the official taste-test, make sure to grab your American-Made Cutlery bread knife to make it super easy to slice up the yumminess!
Serve it with a bowl of soup on a rainy day, or make towering sandwich, you can’t go wrong!
As we all sit down this week for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, let’s give a special thanks and shout-out to our nation’s farmers. This week is National Ag Week, a time where the Agriculture Council of America encourages giving the farming community well-deserved recognition for their hard work.
How can you and your company help recognize America’s agriculture community this week?
By now you’ve probably noticed that we love all of the knives and kitchen tools that American-Made Cutlery produces.
Did you know that they actually have 3 different handle designs? The Black Resin and Silver Aluminum handles are the ones you have probably seen already. But they also have an ergonomic Anthem Series of knives.
The Anthem Series is:
Easy to hold because of their unique ergonomic grip handles.
It’s the middle of winter, but doesn’t a fresh cherry pie sound delicious? Even though most of us don’t have access to fresh cherries this time of year, you can still buy a frozen bag or a can of cherries to make a yummy cherry pie, since today is (you guessed it) National Cherry Pie Day!
Or if you want to go the easy route, don’t worry! Head on over to your local bakery, they’re sure to have some fresh cherry pies that you can bring to your office break room to share this afternoon. Don’t forget to lay your American-Made Cutlery pie server next to those delicious pies to make it easier to cut and share!
Are you in charge of planning your next company breakfast meeting? Is everyone tired of the same boring ol’ bagel & cream cheese spread? Take it up a notch by turning it into a bagel & lox platter. After all, today is National Bagel & Lox Day!
Here’s all you will need:
Assortment of fresh bagels
Variety of cream cheese flavors
Lox- thinly sliced cold salmon cured in salt (not to be confused with smoked salmon)
Yummy toppings: capers, cucumbers, dill, tomatoes, & red onions
As you enjoy your warm, flaky, buttery croissant with your coffee this morning, are you aware of how long this delicious pastry has been around? The kipferl, or crescent-shaped bread, originated in 13th century Austria, and then spread to France. By the mid-1800s, the French developed their own version of this tasty bread, and dubbed it the croissant.
Making croissants from scratch requires dedication, patience, and high-quality ingredients. The process of making the dough is called “lamination,” which consists of making a yeast-leavened dough and layering it with butter. The dough is then rolled and folded many times in order to create alternating layers of dough and butter. Once the croissant dough is rolled into its crescent shape and placed in the oven, all the layers of butter release steam as they melt into the dough, creating the lovely airy center and crunchy exterior that we all know and love.
Today on National Croissant Day, treat your employees and customers to a platter of croissants from your local bakery. Don’t forget to grab your American-made Cutlery bread knife to cut them up for sharing!
For those of you out there who need a cheat day after a long month of dieting, today is the day! Today is National Chocolate Cake Day, a day of decadent indulgence. But what if you still want to make it healthy? Here are some good options:
Increase the protein & fiber: substitute regular flour for almond flour
Decrease the sugar: cut the sugar in the recipe by half, or use a sugar substitute
Top it with fresh fruit
Don’t forget to grab your American-Made Cutlery cake or pie server and enjoy your cheat day with your employees and customers, without feeling guilty- you deserve it!