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Rosemary Honey Walnut Ice Cream


Rosemary Honey Walnut Ice Cream

Ingredients

¾ cup Sunnyland English Walnut Pieces
1 ½ cups whole milk, divided
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 ¾ cups heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Sunnyland Gallberry Honey
1 tsp minced rosemary
¼ tsp salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Spread walnuts on a parchment or silicone-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until walnuts are toasted and fragrant, stirring every 5 minutes. Check walnuts every few minutes to prevent burning. Cool to room temperature and chop. Store in a covered container until ready to use.

Fill a large bowl with ice water. In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp milk with cornstarch, whisk and set aside. Combine remaining milk with heavy cream, sugar and honey in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring milk mixture to a low boil. Cook until the sugar and honey dissolve, 3 minutes.

Remove milk mixture from heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return to a boil and cook over moderately high heat until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Pour into a medium bowl. Whisk in salt and rosemary. Set bowl in the ice water bath to cool, 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.

Once chilled, pour ice cream base through a fine mesh sieve to remove rosemary pieces. Pour into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. When churning is complete, gently fold in walnut pieces. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

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Apricot Torte


Apricot Torte

A luscious, moist torte topped with warmed apricot glaze; sliced almonds and powdered sugar. Delicious! 

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Sunnyland Sliced Almonds, plus extra 1/4 cup for garnish
  • Margarine, for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for pan
  • 8 oz Sunnyland Dried Apricots
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • Powdered Sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast until golden and aromatic, 8 to 10 minutes. Shake the pans halfway through toasting to make sure nuts brown evenly. Set aside to cool.

  2. Grease a 10-inch spring-form pan with margarine, sprinkle with sugar, and tap out excess; set aside. Place 1/4 cup sugar, 8 oz almonds and the apricots in the bowl of a food processor; process until finely chopped, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl, add lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and stir to combine; set aside. Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer batter to large bowl; set aside.

  3. Clean and dry the mixer bowl and whisk; use to beat the egg whites with salt and lemon juice until frothy. Slowly add 1/4 cup sugar, and continue whisking on medium until peaks are stiff but not dry. Fold beaten whites into beaten egg yolks. Add the apricot-and-almond mixture, and fold in until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake until torte is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. It may be necessary to cover the torte lightly with foil to stop the top from burning. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the torte, and release from pan. Allow to cool completely on the wire rack.

  4. Place the apricot jam in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and strain. Brush glaze onto cooled torte. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and Powdered Sugar.

  5. Yield: 1 10-inch cake.

Notes:

Recipe and Picture from marthastewart.com

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Black Walnut Date Pudding


Black Walnut Date Pudding

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chopped Sunnyland Dates
1/2 cup Sunnyland Raisins
1/2 cup Sunnyland Black Walnut Pieces
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp. veg oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. rum extract
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups boiling water

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, flour, salt, baking powder; add dates, raisins, black walnuts.
  2. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil, vanilla and rum extract.
  3. Blend with flour mixture. Turn into 8 1/2” square ungreased dish.
  4. Combine brown sugar, water and butter.
  5. Pour on top of batter; bake at 300° for 1 hour.
  6. Serve with whipped cream.

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