It’s almost here!! Time to get the preparations started for that magical time of year again. Our test kitchen has been filled with the beautiful aromas of cinnamon and orange zest for the last few weeks. And our taste buds have been tantalized by the creations that have emerged triumphant. We hope you enjoy this month’s recipes as much as we have! We would like to thank each and every one of our customers for your continued support this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
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This recipe has to be up there in my Top 10 of desserts and will definitely be gracing our table at some point (or maybe even multiple times!!) over the upcoming festive holidays. It can be enjoyed just as a cake – or elevate it to a succulent dessert with the addition of the Toffee Sauce. Either way it definitely needs to be on your ‘I must try that’ list.
With the holiday season fast approaching, how about an Anita’s Organic Gift Basket for your loved ones. Our baskets will make a perfect gift for anyone who has tried our products before or keen to see what everyone else is raving about. They will make a fantastic gift for the baker in the family; ideal for Secret Santa at the office; or just to introduce some healthy choices and Anita’s yumminess to your family. Packed full of Anita’s top products, and great value for money, who wouldn’t be delighted to see one of these under the tree on Christmas morning. Pre order your baskets by December 6th and they will be available to pick up from December 13th.
At first I was a little skeptical about these cupcakes as a lot of people are put off by the thought (and taste) of a traditional Christmas Cake. However; the finished result was just fabulous. The cake itself was light and fruity with all the elements of Christmas one would expect. They can also be made for a more adult pallet by soaking the fruit in brandy instead of orange juice. The fruit does need to be soaked in advance so a little preparation is needed. Decoration is optional and can be as elaborate as you wish but the simple Orange Zest Drizzle really enhanced the flavour. Have fun.
These little beauties will be a wonderful addition to any festive gathering and very simple to make. The orange zest really gives them a fabulous Christmassy taste and aroma; and the addition of the pistachios and cranberries makes them even better. Enjoy!
Ingredients (makes 12 to 14 macaroons)
- 2 tbsp brown rice syrup (we use Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Syrup)
- 2 tsbp maple syrup (we use Uncle Lukes Organic Dark Maple Syrup)
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- 2 tbsp Anita’s Organic Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 1/8 tsp powdered ginger
- 1 cup Anita’s Organic Coconut
- ¼ cup Anita’s Organic Barley Flour (Brown Rice Flour also works really well)
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic Cranberries, slightly chopped
- 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic Salted Pistachios, chopped (if using unsalted pistachios add 1/8 tsp salt to the mixture)
On the hunt for a Christmas recipe, my mother-in-law passed this one on to me. This traditional Yugoslavian nut roll is commonly known as “Potica”. The rich, sweetened egg bread is filled with a mixture of ground walnuts, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon. This bread is simply delicious and will be a welcoming treat for your company during this season.
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup hot milk
- 2 packages active dry yeast (2¼ tsp x 2)
- ¼ cup warm water (105-115F)
- 2 eggs
- 4 ½ cups un sifted, all-purpose flour
This month we’re having fun with breakfast. Check out all the awesome recipes and more in this month’s newsletter!
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This Month’s Specials
Pancake & Waffle Mixes – choose from our 3 fabulous Pancake Mixes. Our Ancient Grain Pancake Mix is a delicious blend of Spelt and Kamut Flours, smooth, fluffy and great for any occasion. If you are looking for a little more crunch to your pancakes then our Multigrain Pancake & Waffle Mix is the one for you. Made with our Whole Wheat Flour and blended with oats; flax; whole grains & millet make them a perfect start to your day and will keep you full up until lunchtime. The newest addition to our Anita’s pancake range is our Sprouted Whole Wheat Pancake & Waffle Mix. With all the extra nutrients that sprouting brings to grains you’ll be invincible for the whole day!
This recipe is very loosey goosey and can be adapted quite easily to suit everyone’s tastes. The combination of vegetables is entirely up to you and your own imagination. Below you will find my favourite way to eat these filling pancakes but feel free to go wild and adapt them to your heart’s content. I also added some very finely chopped spicy potatoes which I roasted while preparing the other vegetables. This again is a one pot meal, ready in a flash and a great stand by meal for any occasion.
Ingredients for Pancakes
Looking for an elegant but simple start to a romantic meal? Then this could be the recipe for you. This is very quick to prepare, visually appealing and super tasty. The recipe will make between 4 and 6 crepes.
Ingredients for the Crepes
- 1 ½ cups Anita’s Organic Crepe Mix
- 1 tbsp Anita’s Organic Flaxmeal
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Pinch black pepper
- 1 ½ cups milk or non-dairy mil
I was completely taken by surprise to the positive response of this recipe. In addition to being a very palate pleasing experience, it also looks very attractive. This will make both a very delicious breakfast and a delightful dessert.
- 1 Cup Anita’s Organic Ancient Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix
- ¾ Water (or milk if you prefer)
- Coconut oil
- 2-3 Tbsp. Coconut butter
- 1 Banana – cut up in slices