Festive Focaccia – Three Delightful Holiday Ideas

A classic in the Mimi Foods kitchen, focaccia is an Italian bread that is well-loved by our customers all year round. With the holidays just around the corner, the Mimi Foods team put together a few very special festive focaccia ideas. This simple bread has been part of the Italian cuisine for centuries and has been traditionally served with a sprinkle of herbs and a brush of olive oil. Its soft, cake-like texture make it the perfect addition to your holiday menu or a last-minute gift to a dinner party. We hope you will enjoy our three festive focaccia ideas!

  1. Cranberry Focaccia. This classic holiday twist on focaccia packs an unmistakable sweet punch from the cranberries. Use our Herb or Plain focaccia and top it with cranberries before warming it up in the oven.
  2. Antipasto inspired. For all meat lovers, use our Tomato & Herb focaccia to top it with your antipasto favourites such as hot salami and prosciutto.
  3. Clementine and walnuts. Top our Herb or Plain focaccia with thinly sliced clementines and crushed walnuts. This sophisticated holiday focaccia will fill the room with a delightful festive scent!

The Mimi Foods team would like to wish our customers, suppliers and readers a wonderful holiday season. Make your own dough creation and tag us on Instagram at @mimifoods Happy Holidays!

 

Best Game Night Specials

Best Game Night Specials

Limited time offers are great for market testing new products and invigorating your menu with fresh items. More importantly, limited time offers give you the opportunity to react to seasonality and special events, such as game nights. The winning combination for game night specials are: quick service, great deals for a big crowd and, above all, a delicious, expertly crafted product.

In our Switching to a Dough Manufacturer article, we talked about how using a dough manufacturer can significantly streamline the management of limited time offers and other benefits. In this article, we will focus on the integration of limited time offers with summer’s most awaited evenings: game nights. Below we outlined some of our favorite MiMi Foods game night specials. How will you put your spin on them?

  1. Panouzzo Sandwiches

Panouzzo – the Italian take on classic sandwich bread and the perfect way to kick up your sandwich game (no pun intended).

Why we love Panouzzo sandwiches for game night: they come in a variety of sizes to please a crowd.  Market them as appetizers or serve them on a large, Instagram-worthy bun like shown above. Turn the flavor up a notch by trying them with Garlic Spread.

MiMi Tip: Use your imagination to turn sandwich bread into an irresistible dessert item! Here’s our take on it: stuff the Panouzzo with Nutella, vanilla ice-cream and bananas!

MiMi’s Panouzzos: Sliders 2” x 2”, Burger 4” x 4”, Sandwich 4” x 6”, Hot Dog 3” x 6”, Long 5” x 18” and Garlic Spread 12” x 4”.

 

  1. Stuffed Focaccia

Stuffed Focaccia – an Italian classic with a savory twist, the MiMi Foods Focaccia comes in a great deal of assortments: Jalapeno and Cheddar, olives/ onions/ mozarella or Pomodoro sauce and Mozarella.

Why we love Stuffed Focaccia for game night: Stuffed Focaccia comes in a variety of flavors to delight any taste palate. What’s even better is that it’s filling, full of flavor and can be easily served on its own or as a side dish. Whether you are selling it in a grocery store or serving it in your restaurant, Stuffed Focaccia is easy to prepare: simply thaw it, bake it and serve it!

  1. Garlic Buns and Pizza Rolls

These versatile, quick and easy to use items just need to be thawed at room temperature, baked and served hot.

Why we love Garlic Buns and Pizza Rolls for game night: they require very little preparation and are ready in no time. Garlic Buns and Pizza Rolls are perfect for dipping and great for a large, hungry crowd.

If you enjoyed these game night specials ideas, we encourage you to try out new products and put your own spin on them.  Read more about menu diversification ideas in our blog Pizza for Millennials: Top 3 Dough Types for Menu Diversification where we talk about popular dough products and which current trends they fit with.

For custom dough products and recipe development, we are happy to work with you to create products for any special event of the year. To get a consultation, email artisticdough@mimifoods.ca or call 905-660-0010.