Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Fruit Substitute

I love recipes that include fruit. Sunmaid.com has hundreds of recipes using raisins - but raisins are so boring! Next time you find a fabulous recipe, try substituting any Red Barn dried fruit instead for a new tangy twist! We currently carry dried cherries, blueberries, and cranberries for such purposes. Try them plain, chocolate covered, or yogurt smothered. You can't go wrong!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Giant Turnovers

Nothing beats a warm dessert on a cold day! Here is a recipe for a giant fruit turnover, big enough to share!

Ingredients:

1 lb (total) apples and pears, peeled and cored
1/4 dried cherries
1/4 cup chopped nuts
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dry bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (about 8 1/2 oz)
1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions:
1. Cut fruit into small cubes. Toss with cherries, nuts, sugar, bread crumbs, and cinnamon
2. Don't unfold pastry, but roll it into a 14 inch square on parchment lined baking sheet. Spoon filling onto bottom half of dough, leaving at least an inch border to close the turnover. Wet the edges with water, fold over and seal the edges with a fork. Brush the top with beaten egg. Prick turnover in 3 places.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until puffed and golden.

All of the fruit for this recipe can be found at The Red Barn. You can also buy a fruit corer/slicer/peeler there as well!

Recipe by Dorie Greenspan.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Free Class Schedule

Our free class schedule for the year is still being finalized, but we do have a time and date for our first class, How to Use Grain. This class will be held at the Barn on January 29th, at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Oatmeal Ad-Ins

Here's a recipe to keep you warm in the cold month of January - oatmeal ad-ins. Just make your favorite oatmeal, and start creating. Here's two ideas to get you started.

1. Apple Pie a la Mode

apple chunks, graham crackers, vanilla yogurt, cinnamon, and oatmeal

2. Cherry Chocolate Crunch

Red Barn dried cherries, dark chocolate chips (or Red Barn dark chocolate cherries), almonds, brown sugar, and oatmeal.

After this you'll never want plain oatmeal again!