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Recipe Thursday-Toddy Coffee Bundt Cake

Posted on April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Bakery, Breakfast and Brunch, Recipes

This recipe was inspired by some Toddy coffee that I was gifted from a friend. Toddy coffee is cold brewed super concentrated coffee, generally used to make hot or iced coffee. I had a quart in my fridge and wanted to think up something that I could bake with it! I came across Model Bakery’s Espresso Bundt Cake, and decided to transform it into Toddy Coffee Bundt Cake. Toddy creates a perfectly balanced and distinctively smooth less acidic coffee, so it fit the bill nicely. The coffee flavor was prevalent and delicious. I would recommend serving this for breakfast with coffee or as an evening treat with a nice scoop of rich coffee ice cream.

Toddy Coffee Bundt Cake

Espresso Bundt Cake (1 of 1)

Yield 12 Servings
1 cup/225 g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan (880030, 1#)
All-purpose flour for the pan (991889, 25#)
3 cups/390 g cake flour (not self-rising) (NFL2550, 50#, American Beauty)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (NOT1030, 10#)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (97900, 50#, Arm & Hammer)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (NSA1450, 50#)
2 cups/400 g granulated sugar (991842, 50#, Golden Barrel)
3 large eggs, at room temperature (EGG014, DOZ, EK Martin)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (991796, 6/1QT, McCormick)
2 cups/480 ml sour cream, at room temperature (HPH050, 5#, Crowley)
1/2 cup/120 ml cold brewed coffee

1 cup/115 g confectioners’ sugar, sifted (NSU2450, 50#)
3 tablespoons cold brewed coffee, as needed

To make the cake: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Generously butter the inside of a 12-cup/2.8-L fluted tube pan. Dust with all-purpose flour and tap out the excess.

Sift the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a bowl. Beat the butter and granulated sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light in color and texture, about 3 minutes (or beat by hand with a wooden spoon for about 10 minutes). Beat in the eggs, one at a time and then the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in thirds, alternating them with two equal additions of the sour cream, and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, mixing until smooth.

Transfer one-third of the batter to a medium bowl. Whisk in the cold espresso. Spoon half of the plain batter into the prepared pan. Top with the espresso batter, and then the remaining plain batter. Smooth the batter with a spatula.

Bake until a long bamboo skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool in the pan on a wire cooling rack for 15 minutes.

Run a dinner knife around the inside of the pan to loosen the cake. Invert and unmold onto a wire cooling rack and let cool completely.

To make the glaze: Put the confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Whisk in enough of the espresso to make a glaze about the thickness of heavy cream.

Put the cake, while still on the cooling rack, over a large plate. Drizzle the glaze over the cake, letting the excess glaze drip down the sides. Let stand until the glaze sets. The cake can be stored, wrapped in plastic wrap, at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe adapted from SeriousEats.com

Featured Product-Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish

Posted on April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Featured Product

We are excited to announce that we will be distributing Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish!! Not only is it a delicious product, with a lot of versatile recipes, there are health benefits to including jalapeno in your diet too.

Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish

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Description: No corn syrup, no salt, gluten-free and all natural! Rather than “natural flavors” all you taste is natural flavor. From the moment your taste buds are tantalized, Happy Hal’s releases endorphins and adrenalin to suit your active lifestyle; giving your metabolism a balanced boost! Please your palette and be happy!

Pack: 12/9OZ

Jalapenos and Health

  • Low fat diet?
  • Low carb diet?
  • Low sodium diet?
  • Low cholesterol diet?

Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish is the miracle food for any diet! With only two ingredients – both of which can be pronounced – there’s nothing hidden! And just a little bit packs a powerful punch.

Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish is chock full of capsaicin!

Capsaicin is the active ingredient in jalapeno peppers. It is what gives them the “hot” sensation. It is also a very important chemical, more and more studies come out every year showing the amazing health benefits it provides.

Health Benefits

  • A Jalapeno A Day Will Keep The Cancer Away
  • Capsaicin as fat burner
  • Capsaicin anti-inflammatory
  • Capsaicin versus cancer
  • Arthritis relief
  • Capsaiscin sinus soother
  • Gastric relief
  • Headache help

New Products

Posted on April 4th, 2014 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the Week of March 31st!

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Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish

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We are excited to be distributing Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish!

Description: No corn syrup, no salt, gluten-free and all natural! Rather than “natural flavors” all you taste is natural flavor. From the moment your taste buds are tantalized, Happy Hal’s releases endorphins and adrenalin to suit your active lifestyle; giving your metabolism a balanced boost! Please your palette and be happy!

Pack: 12/9OZ

Recipes and more information about Happy Hal’s Jalapeno Relish available HERE.

Recipe Thursday-Hatfield Canadian Bacon Biscuit Sandwich

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Bakery, Breakfast and Brunch, Recipes

Hatfield’s Canadian bacon is a true Canadian bacon that is a smoked loin with a natural rectangular shape.  One way that I particularly enjoy this Canadian bacon is with these delicious homemade biscuits! I first had these biscuits for Easter last year when my brother in law made them, and I became an instant fan. I recommend combining simple ingredients, cheese and Canadian bacon, to make a hearty breakfast sandwich. This allows the flavor of Hatfield’s Canadian Bacon to shine and will get your day started out right.

Hatfield Canadian Bacon Biscuit Sandwich

Biscuit Sandwich (1 of 1)

Yield 8 Servings
3 cups all-purpose flour (991889, 25#)
1 tablespoon sugar (991842, 50#, Golden Barrel)
1 tablespoon baking powder (NOT1030, 10#)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (979000, 50#, Arm & Hammer)
1 teaspoon salt (991862, 50#)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled (880030, 1#)
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2 inch pieces and chilled (NSH1020, 50#, Wesson)
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (HPH001, QT, Axelrod)

8 slices Hatfield Canadian bacon (HTF2268, 4/4.5#, Hatfield)
8 thick slices of sharp white cheddar (774101, 5#, AMPI)

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter and shortening in food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in buttermilk until combined.

On lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth, 8 to 10 kneads. Pat dough into 9-inch circle, about 3/4 inch thick. Using 3-inch biscuit cutter dipped in flour, cut out rounds of dough and arrange on prepared baking sheet. Gather remaining dough, pat into 3/4-inch-thick circle, and cut out remaining biscuits. (You should have 8 biscuits in total.)

Bake until biscuits begin to rise, about 5 minutes, then rotate pan and reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and let cool.

Slice biscuit in half and add a gently warmed piece of Canadian bacon and a slice of cheddar.

Biscuit recipe from Cooks Country and sandwich creativity from the kitchen of Abby Gryszkowiec

5th Annual Customer Appreciation Giveaway

Posted on April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Announcements

It is that time of year again for Hometown to say thank you to our loyal customers through giving away $450 of free product! We are very grateful for you, our customers, and in an effort to continually improve our service, product options and exceed your expectations we need your feedback. We always have you in mind when making decisions.

Complete our short online survey and you will be automatically entered into our drawing.

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Also, you are able to enter the drawing multiple times, to increase your chances to win a prize (one prize per customer). For extra entries after you have filled out the survey, you can:

  • Like Hometown Provisions on Facebook.
  • Follow Hometown Provisions on Twitter.
  • Sign-up for Hometown Provisions’ E-Newsletter to stay up-to-date on specials and more.
  • Pin one of our Pinterest posts to your board!
  • Retweet this giveaway post (be sure to mention @HometownPA).
  • Comment on this blog post.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook.

The Customer Appreciation Giveaway runs from April 1-30. On May 2nd we will draw the winners and announce them on our ”What’s New” page!  The drawing will begin with third, second and lastly our grand prize.

  • Grand Prize: $250 Free Product
  • Second Prize: $150 Free Product
  • Third Prize: $50 Free Product

Click here to enter the Customer Appreciation Giveaway.

Thank you for your patronage!

Happy eating,

Hometown Provisions

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