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Condiments that can add a twist to your menu

January 7, 2022  By Bakers Journal


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For pizza chefs wanting to introduce new flavours in the new year, Bottomlessbrunch.com has compiled a list of sweet and savoury condiments that may give a unique twist to your menu.

Chilli jam
If you like Sriracha you’ll love this sweet, spicy, and tangy jam. Fun to make, or even buy in store if you are stuck for time, this condiment has layer upon layer of beautiful flavours and will make a tasty addition to your breakfast or brunch menu – perfect for pairing with meals that include cheese, sandwiches, or eggs.

Italian pesto
If your family are fans of the egg-based Italian dish, Frittata, you can easily spruce this dish up by adding a spoonful of Italian pesto to the egg batter. For meat lovers, you can also add Italian pesto to sliced meats for a powerful injection of herby flavour.

Banana sauce
Banana sauce, also known as Banana ketchup, is a popular Philippine fruity condiment made from banana, sugar, vinegar and spices. Its natural colour is brownish-yellow, yet it is often dyed red to resemble tomato ketchup. In Filipino households, this condiment is used on many dishes such as omelettes, hot dogs, burgers, fries, fish, and chicken.

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Dijon mustard
Dijon mustard is a traditional mustard of France, named after the town of Dijon in Burgundy. There are plenty of breakfast recipes to be made with Dijon mustard, from a deep-filled breakfast sandwich, to a casserole dish.

Harissa

Harissa is a fiery and garlicky North African spice paste that’s traditionally served alongside bread, stews and couscous dishes. It also makes a perfect accompaniment to your dishes if you’re a fan of heat. Try adding the spicy condiment to scrambled eggs and even omelettes to elevate your morning meal.

Strawberry rhubarb butter
If you have the time, making a homemade strawberry rhubarb butter is an easy way to add a delicious sweet condiment to your menu. Strawberries and rhubarb are a flavour combination made in heaven, and can be cooked down to a buttery consistency that is tart and sweet. Honey can also be added to the butter as a natural sweetener for those that aren’t a fan of tart flavours.

Simply add your butter to a slice of bread, toast, or bagels. Plus, if you are feeling extra adventurous, use the butter to bake some delicious muffins, sure to go down a storm with family and friends.

Pumpkin cream cheese
This condiment will go well spread on toasted bagels or bread. Or, for the more adventurous, it can be used as a dipping sauce. It can be served with crackers, biscuits, or even apple slices if you are wanting to incorporate more fruit into your brunch experience.

Creamed honey
Creamed honey is made by using a controlled rate of crystallization where liquid honey is transformed into a smooth, sweet spread that can be used as a topping on many foods. And for those opposed to dairy, have no fear, despite the name, this condiment does not contain any dairy product. Other common names used to describe it include: whipped or spun honey.

Creamed honey is a versatile condiment and can be used on multiple brunch dishes, such as adding to a bowl of granola, spread on morning toast, bagels, fresh rolls, muffins, or even spread on warm pancakes or waffles – the ultimate condiment for those with a sweet tooth.

Maple syrup
Another one for the sweet brunch lovers. This tasty syrup, made from the sap of maple trees, is a wonderful condiment to add to pancakes, waffles, and even french toast. Another great way to elevate your brunch experience with maple syrup is to drizzle over a fruit salad. You can even cook your bacon in the syrup.

Guava paste
Guava paste is made by slowly cooking together guava and sugar, and though it’s similar to a traditional jam, it’s got a thicker consistency and is packed with a fruity, floral flavour. You can spread guava paste on toast, or you can even try cooking it into pancakes and waffles for a fruity brunch extravaganza.


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