Gourmet

RED VELVET CUPCAKES

RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH RASPBERRY MARSHMALLOW FLUFF FROSTING

Serves 12
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Easter, Halloween, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace-

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Mild to Medium Intensity (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 cup Butter Milk (Room Temperature)
  • 2 Large Egg (Room Temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Food Coloring (To Brighten The Cake)
  • 4 tablespoons Raspberry Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 teaspoon Tahitian Vanilla Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)

Frosting

  • 1lb Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 12oz Marshmallow Fluff (Jar)
  • 3oz Powder Sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons Raspberry Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 4-6 drops Pink Food Coloring

Directions

Cake
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
Step 2
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the EVOO, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, Raspberry and Vanilla balsamic, and vanilla extract
Step 3
Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
Step 4
Fill each cupcake liner 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 5
Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Step 6
Frost when cupcakes are completely cool
Frosting
Step 7
On medium speed, whip the butter and marshmallow cream together until light and fluffy.
Step 8
Slowly add in the powdered sugar tasting occasionally to check the sweetness.
Step 9
Add the raspberry balsamic vinegar. Frost the cupcakes and serve.

Note

Click below to purchase these EVOO Marketplace products online:

Raspberry Dark Balsamic

Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic

Ultra-Premium EVOO

SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS

SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS

Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace-Lauren May

Ingredients

Lavender Tart Crust

  • 1.5 tablespoons Organic Butter Flavored Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 1/4 cup Graham Crackers (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Lavender Flowers
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar

Poached Pears

  • 1 cup Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Maketplace)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Sherry Wine
  • dash Sea Salt
  • dash Pepper

Custard Tart Filling

  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs (2 Whole Eggs, 1 Egg Yolk)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanllia Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Milk

Directions

Lavender Tart Crust
Step 1
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Massage with hands until all crackers are coated and when pinched together hold together.
Step 2
Transfer all ingredients into a non-stick 9” tart pan, or two 4” tart pans, whichever you prefer.
Step 3
With a piece of plastic wrap as a barrier for your hands, push and mold the crust into the tart pan, allowing ¼” thickness throughout.
Step 4
Bake in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes, or until the crusts are nutty and aromatic.
Poached Pears
Step 5
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, mix sugar until dissolved on low heat.
Step 6
Add pears and allow poaching liquid to come to a gentle boil.
Step 7
Remove from heat and leave pears to remain steeping inside liquid for 15-20 minutes. Remove pears and slice as desired.
Custard Tart Filling
Step 8
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Gradually, whisk in milk, skimming off any small bubbles that may rise to the surface. Mix to a smooth texture.
Step 9
Pour custard mixture into tart pan. Arrange poached pears in desired placement into the pan.
Step 10
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until custard has set firmly.
Step 11
Garnish with caramelized (sautéed) Onions or Prosciutto, and a drizzle with reduced Lavender Balsamic.

Note

Click below to purchase these EVOO Marketplace products online:

Organic Butter Flavored Olive Oil

Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic

VEGAN OLIVE OIL BROWNIES

VEGAN OLIVE OIL BROWNIES

Dietary Vegan
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Mild Intensity (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees
Step 2
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, Ultra-Premium EVOO and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spread evenly in a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Step 3
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

Note

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Ultra-Premium EVOO

CINNAMON PEAR SCONES

CINNAMON-PEAR OATMEAL SCONES

Serves 12
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

Scones

  • 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats (Or Quick Oats)
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (Ground)
  • 3 tablespoons Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 10 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (Cold And Cut Into 1/2 Inch Cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (For Sprinkling)

Pear Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Pears (Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)

Directions

Pear Marinade
Step 1
Marinated the pears in the 1/4 cup of Cinnamon-Pear Dark balsamic vinegar for 30 minutes
Scones
Step 2
Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 375 degrees. Spread oats evenly on baking sheet and toast in oven until fragrant and lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes; cool on wire rack. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Line second baking sheet with parchment paper. When oats are cooled, measure out 2 tablespoons and set aside.
Step 3
Whisk milk, cream, Cinnamon-Pear balsamic vinegar and egg in a bowl until incorporated; remove 1 tablespoon to small bowl and reserve for glazing.
Step 4
Pulse flour, cinnamon, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in food processor until combined, about four 1-second pulses. Scatter cold butter evenly over dry ingredients and pulse until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal, twelve to fourteen 1-second pulses. Transfer mixture to medium bowl; stir in cooled oats and marinated pears. Using rubber spatula, fold in liquid ingredients until large clumps form. Mix dough by hand in bowl until dough forms cohesive mass.
Step 5
Dust work surface with half of reserved oats, turn dough out onto work surface, and dust top with remaining oats. Gently pat into 7-inch circle about 1 inch thick. Using bench scraper or chef’s knife, cut dough into 8 wedges and set on parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Brush surfaces with reserved egg mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes; cool scones on baking sheet on wire rack 5 minutes, then remove scones to cooling rack and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Serve.

Note

Click below to purchase these EVOO Marketplace products online:

Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic

 

BLOOD ORANGE SLOW ROASTED PORK SHOULDER WITH PEACH SAUCE

Blood Orange Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce

Serves 6-8
Prep time 12 hours
Cook time 7 hours
Total time 19 hours
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace-Lauren May

Ingredients

Pork Roast

  • 6-8lb Bone-in Pork Butt
  • 1/3 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 1/4 cup Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • dash Pepper (Ground)

Peach Sauce

  • 10oz Peaches (Frozen, Cut Into 1inch Chunks, Or 2 Fresh Peaches Cut Into 1/2inch Wedges)
  • 2 cups Peach Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Dry White Wine
  • 2 sprigs Thyme (Fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard (Whole Grain)

Directions

Pork Roast
Step 1
Using sharp knife, cut slits 1 inch apart in crosshatch pattern in fat cap of roast, being careful not to cut into meat. Combine salt, brown sugar and Blood Orange fused olive oil in medium bowl. Rub mixture over entire pork
shoulder and into slits. Wrap roast tightly in double layer of plastic wrap, place on rimmed baking sheet, and refrigerate at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
Step 2
Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 325F degrees. Unwrap roast and season with pepper. Transfer roast to V-rack coated with nonstick cooking spray set in large roasting pan and add 1 quart water to roasting pan.
Step 3
Cook roast, basting twice during cooking, until meat is extremely tender and instant-read thermometer inserted into roast near but not touching bone registers 190 degrees, 5 to 6 hours. Transfer roast to carving board and let rest, loosely tented with foil, 1 hour. Transfer liquid in roasting pan to fat separator and let stand 5 minutes. Pour off ¼ cup just discard fat and reserve remaining juice for another use.
Peach Sauce
Step 4
Bring peaches, Peach White Balsamic, granulated sugar, ¼ cup dry wine, ¼ cup de-fatted juice, and thyme to simmer in small saucepan; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 2 cups, about 30 minutes. Stir in remaining tablespoon dry wine and mustard. Remove thyme, cover, and keep warm.
Step 5
Using sharp paring knife, cut around inverted T-shaped bone until it can be pulled free from roast (use clean kitchen towel to grasp bone). Using serrated knife, slice roast. Serve with Peach sauce.

HONEY SERRANO ACORN SQUASH

HONEY SERRANO ACORN SQUASH

Meal type Main Dish, Side Dish, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Birthday Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Thanksgiving
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Acorn Squash (1 1/2 Pounds Each, Halved Pole To Pole And Seeded)
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 3 tablespoons Serrano Honey Infused Balsamic Vinegar (May Substitute with 18 yr, Chocolate, Fig, Raspberry, Black Cherry, Cinnamon/Pear Or Tangering Balsamic Vinegar EVOO Marketplace)
  • dash Sea Salt

Directions

Step 1
Sprinkle squash halves with salt and place halves cut-sides down in 13- by 9-inch microwave-safe baking dish or arrange halves in large (about 4-quart) microwave-safe bowl so that cut sides face out. Add 1/4 cup water to dish or bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, using multiple sheets, if necessary. With a paring knife, poke about 4 steam vents in plastic wrap. Microwave on high power until squash is very tender and offers no resistance when pierced with knife, 15 to 25 minutes. Be careful when removing dish from microwave.
Step 2
While squash is cooking adjust oven rack to uppermost position (about 6 inches from heating element); heat broiler. In a small sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, Honey Serrano vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon salt and heat over low heat, whisking occasionally.
Step 3
When squash is cooked, carefully pull back plastic wrap from side farthest from you. Using tongs, transfer cooked squash cut-side up to rimmed baking sheet. Spoon portion of butter/sugar mixture onto each squash half. Broil until brown and caramelized, 5 to 8 minutes, rotating baking sheet as necessary and removing squash halves as they are done. Set squash halves on individual plates and serve immediately.

Note

Click below to purchase these EVOO Marketplace products online:

Serrano Honey Vinegar

Raspberry Dark Balsamic

 

WHITE TRUFFLE ROASTED POTATOES

White Truffle Roasted Potatoes

Serves 3-4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Formal Party, Thanksgiving
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 2-3 teaspoons White Truffle Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • dash Sea Salt
  • dash Pepper (Ground)

Directions

Step 1
Quarter potatoes and drizzle with White Truffle olive oil
Step 2
Season with sea salt and pepper.
Step 3
Roast at 400F for ~45 minutes.
Step 4
Finish with a light drizzle of White Truffle olive oil and a dash of Parmesan Cheese.

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