This recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare, has minimal ingredients, and is DELICIOUS! Hard to ask for much more. Check it out!Read More
It is still cider season!! If you are looking for a way to use up some leftover cider (or want an excuse to buy a new jug...or two)....check out this recipe for Cidered Cabbage! We also have an abundance of cabbage in stock - three varieties: Deadon, Storage, and Napa.Read More
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Grease a 9x13” baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups hot orange juice or apple cider, 1 cup unsulphured sweet molasses (not blackstrap), 1 cup pure maple syrup, 2/3 cup homemade applesauce, ½ cup melted dairy or soy butter or safflower oil, 3 TB ground flaxseed, and 1/3 cup water. In a medium bowl, whisk together 4½ cups whole wheat flour (or 4 cups whole grain gluten free baking flour blend plus ½ cup amaranth flour plus ¾ tsp. xanthan gum), 3 tsp. baking soda, 2½ tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. ground cloves, and ¾ tsp. salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well to combine. Fold in 1/3 cup crystallized ginger diced into pieces about the size of a green shelling pea. Pour into pan and even out batter across pan. Sprinkle an additional 3 TB of pea-sized diced crystallized ginger over the top of the cake. Bake about 1 hour, until a cake tester inserted and removed can be removed cleanly. Allow cake to cool 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Tastes delicious with a scoop of ice cream, and a little extra homemade applesauce on the side.
Merry Christmas from our Pietree family to yours!
It's hard to believe another year is winding down. It's been a busy year - full of great people, learning experiences, and growing and preparing wonderful food! We hope your holidays are full of love, kind people, warmth, and full bellies!
Toast your loved ones with this refreshing Simple Apple Cider or Mulled Cider Sparker:
Per serving - combine 6 oz, fresh apple cider OR mulled apple cider, with 2 oz. of seltzer, and a twist of lemon zest to garnish. Cheers!!
Reducing and spicing apple cider makes a delicious sauce equally good on pancakes or waffles, mixed with seltzer for soda, or topping ice cream.Read More
Hot Mulled Cider
Stop in the farmstand for our fresh pressed cider- available by the pint and gallon. Apple cider is fantastic cold or hot, but is especially comforting when warmed and spiced. There is nothing more New England than the scent of cider simmering on the stove filling the house with it's spicy aroma! Make hot, mulled cider at home by following this simple recipe.
Pour 1 gallon of Pietree Apple Cider into a large sauce pan. Wrap 1 TB cloves, 1 TB all spice and 1 TB cardamon seed OR 3 TB pre-mixed mulling spices in a small square of cheese cloth. Drop the spice sachet in the pot of cider with 2 whole cinnamon sticks. Simmer over medium heat until warm and spiced to taste- about 20 minutes. The longer you simmer, the stronger the spice. Remove from the heat once warm and spiced to taste. Drink right away or store in a insulated, vacuum sealed thermos to stay warm and serve as needed.
*use 3TB. of spice for every gallon of cider
This hot cocoa is what we serve in our farmstand during the fall and winter months. It is just the right amount of sweet with a hint of spice from cayenne pepper. This is a dry recipe perfect for storing in your cupboard for making by the cup. This cocoa also makes a great homemade gift! Make a batch and put it in decorative tins or canisters to gift out. Make sure to attach a label with ingredients and heating instructions! Enjoy!
Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/4 cups cocoa, 2 1/2 cups powdered milk, 1 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or more to taste) in a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients to blend evenly. Store in air tight container to make by the cup.
To make by the cup heat a mug of water or milk, then stir 2-3 TB of cocoa mix in. For an extra special treat top with fresh whipped cream or marshmallows.
Baked apples can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or as dessert, eaten hot or cold. They reheat easily and pack nicely in lightweight containers for a hike or in a lunchbox.Read More