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Best Breakfast Strata

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Best Breakfast Strata
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 green chili-cheese bagels, cubed
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded salt & pepper
  • 4 Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup cream
Instructions
  1. Spray a casserole dish with baking spray, coat with flour.
  2. Layer the cubed bagels, onions and cheese in your dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Wisk together Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, water, eggs and cream.
  4. Pour wet mixture over the bagels, pressing down lightly to ensure even coverage.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  6. Heat oven to 350°F.
  7. Bake strata 30-40 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
  8. Can be served hot, warm or cold as breakfast or brunch.

 

Berry Dessert Crepes

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Berry Dessert Crepes
Serves: 12 crepes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pint canned berry pie filling
Instructions
  1. In large mixing bowl combine flour, Buttermilk Blend, sugar and salt.
  2. Beat in butter, water and eggs until smooth (batter will be similar in consistency to that of light cream).
  3. Chill batter until ready to use.
  4. Heat small frying pan.
  5. Melt small amount of butter in pan, swirling to cover bottom and up sides of skillet.
  6. Swirling immediately upon addition, pour enough of the batter into pan to provide thin coating on bottom and slightly up sides of pan.
  7. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes, turn crepe, cook an additional 30 seconds.
  8. Remove from pan and spread with pie filling.
  9. Repeat with remaining batter, using same amount of batter for each crepe.
  10. Roll up crepes like a jelly roll and place on serving platter.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 170 Fat: 4g Saturated fat: 3g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 30g Sugar: 19g Sodium: 161mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 12mg

 

Basic Crepes

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Basic Crepes
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Serves: 12 crepes
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup flour pinch salt
  • 4 Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  2. Grease medium-size round skillet and pour about 3 Tbsp. crepe batter in to bottom.
  3. Lift up pan immediately, and turn pan as needed to cover entire bottom with crepe batter.
  4. Cook until top is bubbly, then flip to other side until both sides are brown.
  5. Set aside until ready to fill.

 

Basic Buttermilk Muffins

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Basic Buttermilk Muffins
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Serves: 12 muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease bottoms of 12 medium muffin cups or use paper liners.
  3. In large mixing bowl beat egg.
  4. Stir in water and oil.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, stirring just until flour is moistened.
  6. Batter should be lumpy.  Do not overbeat.
  7. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full.
  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Immediately remove from pan.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 143 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 21g Sugar: 5g Sodium: 303mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 2mg

 

Bananarific Blondies

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Bananarific Blondies
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Serves: 32 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Cookie
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Filling
  • 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup SACO Premium Cocoa
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cookie
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Grease 13 x 9 pan.
  4. Cream butter and sugars.
  5. Beat in eggs and bananas.
  6. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  7. Spread half of the batter in the pan.
  8. Top with filling.
  9. Top with remaining batter and swirl.
  10. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  11. Cool.
  12. Drizzle or spread with melted Saco Chocolate Chunks.
  13. Filling
  14. In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar and cocoa.
  15. Add milk, egg and vanilla.
  16. Mix together well.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 149 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 4g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 20g Sugar: 12g Sodium: 136mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 36mg

 

Banana Split Shortcakes

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Banana Split Shortcakes
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Shortcakes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup margarine
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • Filling
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3.4 oz instant banana pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz can pineapple tidbits
  • ¼ cup roasted almonds, chopped
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 8 Maraschino cherries
  • ½ cup SACO Chocolate CHUNKS, chopped
Instructions
  1. Shortcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Combine flour, Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Remove ¼ cup of mixture; set aside.
  4. Cut in margarine just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Add water; stir just until dough clings together.
  6. Turn onto cutting board sprinkled with some of the remaining reserved flour mixture.
  7. Knead gently 8-10 times adding remaining flour mixture.
  8. Roll dough to ½ inch thickness.
  9. Cut with flower or any other decorative cutter; brush with egg white.
  10. Bake 17-19 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Filling
  13. Toss sliced strawberries in sugar; let stand 30 minutes.
  14. Whisk banana pudding mix with milk for two minutes; set aside.
  15. Add drained pineapple to banana pudding.
  16. Split shortcakes.
  17. Spread half of the banana pudding mixture, add sliced strawberries; then top with remaining banana pudding.
  18. Top with shortcake top.
  19. Add Cool Whip, Saco Foods Chocolate Chunks, roasted almonds and a cherry.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 472 Fat: 20g Saturated fat: 6g Trans fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 66g Sugar: 32g Sodium: 668mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 12mg

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Banana Rama Coffee Cake

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Banana Rama Coffee Cake
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Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup Saco Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 large banana
  • Topping
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut
Instructions
  1. Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Mix together flour, Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. Add warm water, extract, eggs and melted butter; stir well.
  5. Place ⅔ of batter evenly into a 9 inch round cake pan.
  6. Sprinkle white chocolate chips and Saco Chocolate Chunks evenly over top of batter.
  7. Sprinkle ½ of the topping mixture, then thinly sliced bananas and top with remaining topping.
  8. Add remaining cake batter.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick in center of cake comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs.
  10. Cool slightly before serving.
  11. Topping
  12. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and set aside.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 631 Fat: 34g Saturated fat: 21g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 77g Sugar: 41g Fiber: 2g Protein: 8g Cholesterol: 125mg

 

Ambrosia Shortcakes

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Ambrosia Shortcakes
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Serves: 10 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Shortcakes
  • 2 cups purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp orange rind grated
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ Tbsp Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • ¼ cup butter chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
  • ¾ Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Filling
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups navel oranges sectioned
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chopped
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • ⅔ cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, orange rind, baking soda and Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend in a large bowl.
  4. Cut butter in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine water, juice concentrate and vanilla.
  6. Add juice mixture to the flour mixture, stir just until moist.
  7. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and lightly knead 5-6 times.
  8. Let dough stand for 10 minutes.
  9. Gently pat dough to ½ inch thickness with floured hands.
  10. Cut dough into 10, 2-inch squares.
  11. Place dough squares onto prepared baking sheet.
  12. Combine 1 tsp water and egg white.
  13. Brush egg white mixture over dough.
  14. Sprinkle evenly with sugar.
  15. Bake for 13 minutes or until golden.
  16. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
  17. To serve, split the shortcakes in half horizontally with a serrated knife.
  18. Spoon about ¼ cup fruit mixture over the bottom half of shortcake.
  19. Top fruit with 1½ Tbsp whipped cream and 1 Tbsp toasted coconut and dash of grated orange peel. Top cream and coconut with top half of shortcake.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 254 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 6g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 41g Sugar: 19g Fiber: 2g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 17mg

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Almond Buttermilk Cookies

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Almond Buttermilk Cookies
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Serves: 2.5 dozen cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • softened 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Combine first five ingredients and beat until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternating with water.
  5. Drop by teaspoons on greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10 minutes and cool on wire racks
Nutrition Information
Calories: 139 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 4g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 20g Sugar: 11g Sodium: 101mg Fiber: 0 Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg

“Food of the gods”

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It’s sophisticated, silky and sublime. It’s scrumptious; it’s soothing; some say it’s downright sinful! It’s chocolate! No other “taste sensation” has caught and held America’s appetite attention quite the way the flavor of chocolate has.

After all, what could be more intriguing than something so prized that it was once used as currency for trade? Something so indulgent that it was once practically banned by the Catholic church, and so luscious that it was once considered an extraordinary “gift of paradise”, reserved only for the delight of an Aztec king?

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