November 15, 2018

Holiday Baking Essentials

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, we want to help make your preparation as smooth and stress-free as possible so that you can focus on what’s important: spending quality time with your friends and family, and of course, enjoying delicious food. Skip the hectic last-minute dash to the grocery store and easily add all of your holiday baking essentials to your Farm Fresh To You delivery.

The Essentials

We have you covered with all of the baking basics: flour, rolled oatsyeast, butter, heavy whipping cream, buttermilk, and eggs. And for all of the chocolate fanatics out there, we have fair trade baking cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate chips from Equal Exchange. If you like to mix in a little something extra, we have a selection of nuts, raisins and dried cranberries to take your baked goods to the next level.

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Close in flavor to the cream bottled by small dairies in Europe, this organic heavy whipping cream from Straus Family Creamery is pure and simple with no added stabilizers. With 35% butterfat, you’ll really taste the difference in, and the true flavor of, the cows’ healthy diet.

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This yeast from Bob’s Red Mill is perfect for freshly baked dinner rolls, hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls and more. If you’re looking for a deliciously soft and buttery side dish, check out our recipe for these Fluffy Spelt Dinner Rolls.

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These Organic Chocolate Chips are fantastic to add to homemade baked goods, morning pancakes, trail mix, or just to pop in your mouth when you get that chocolate craving. The cacao comes from small-scale farmers in Peru, and the sugar is from farmers in Paraguay.

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Organic Maple Walnuts
These homegrown organic Chandler walnuts have been slow-roasted with organic maple syrup to create the perfect crunchy snack. With just two simple ingredients and a slightly sweet flavor, these are the perfect addition to all of your favorite holiday baked goods.

Quick & Easy

For many people, pumpkin pie is the staple of holiday desserts. We have sugar pie pumpkins available in our Online Market Stand that you can steam and puree yourself, or if you want something simple and fast, we have pre-made pumpkin pie filling and organic pie dough that you can put together in no time. Don't have time for baking? We have a selection of ready-to-eat baked sweets that are sure to be crowd pleasers at your holiday party.

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This pumpkin pie filling is very smooth and silky. Fill your pie shell with a mixture of pureed sweet, winter squash and just the right amount of warm fall spices. The filling also has cream, eggs and a bit of brown sugar, so all you need to do is roll, pour and bake!

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This pre-made pie dough from Full Belly Farm will save some time for the busy baker without compromising flavor. It’s rich, flaky and versatile, and your kitchen will be filled with the aroma of fresh baked goods in no time.

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Northern California CSA Members:
Made by Upper Crust Baking Co, this traditional French Apple Tart is the perfect not-too-sweet dessert. The handmade sugar cookie crust is topped with fresh granny smith apple wedges that have been sprinkled with sugar to get a beautiful caramelization. The result is a delicate balance of sweet and tart flavors.

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This 1 pound pumpkin tea cake loaf is slightly spicy, not overly sweet, and uses stone milled Frassinetto flour for a soft, moist texture. It makes for a delicious morning treat or the perfect pairing for your after-dinner coffee or tea.

Fun For Kids (AND adults!)

We love decorating gingerbread houses and sugar cookies for the holidays, but we don’t love artificial ingredients and food dyes. We’ve found the perfect solution with India Tree's line of dye-free decorative sprinkles and food coloring. Made with natural plant-based food coloring, you can use these along with royal icing or a sugar glaze for beautiful cookies, cupcakes and more.

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How To Add Baking Essential Farms Products To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 2 pm, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery. 

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