Recipe Type: Breads

  • Empress plum almond cake recipe

    Hale Groves Recipe: Empress Plum Almond Cake

    This traditional Italian plum cake is addictively delicious, and Empress Plums (also known as Italian Plums!) are perfect in it. Best of all, it’s so easy to make you’ll make it again and again throughout Empress Plums’ short season! The tangy-sweet flavor of the plums rounds out the sweetness of this dense, rustic cake, making it perfect for dessert or with your morning coffee. When covered in plastic wrap, this cake will keep for three days on the countertop. Though we’re guessing it won’t last that long! It can also be frozen for up to three months. Ingredients: 1-1¼ lbs.…

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  • Grapefruit Toast

    Hale Groves Grapefruit & Avocado Toast

    Fully of healthy fats, avocado toast is a healthy, delicious way to enjoy the nutritious berry (yes, avocados are berries!), but it can get a bit repetitive. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your breakfast avocado, the sweet and savory below recipe is for you. A hard-boiled egg and anchovy fillets add a shot of protein to keep you going, while fresh grapefruit adds brightness. Easy to make and super-satisfying, this light yet filling dish will soon be a breakfast favorite! Ingredients: 1 Hale Groves Ruby Red Grapefruit, sectioned, peel reserved 2 Tbsp. fresh, flat-leaf parsley leaves…

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  • Hale Groves Fresh Pear Bread

    Looking for a tasty alternative to traditional banana bread? Redolent with cinnamon and fresh fall pears, this moist, delectable quick bread is sure to get you rave reviews! It’s a great way to use up fresh Bartlett and D’Anjou pears if you have an abundance, too (though you can expect frequent request for this bread). This recipe makes two loafs – enjoy one now and freeze one to enjoy later! Ingredients: 4 ripe, medium-sized Hale Groves Pears, peeled & finely chopped (about 4 cups) 3 large eggs, room temperature 1½ c. sugar ¾ c. canola oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract…

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  • Hale Groves Orange Sweet Rolls

    You will love how doughy, soft, and fluffy these sweet and zesty rolls are! Each bite is tender – like the fluffiest bakery roll you’ve ever tasted. There’s nothing like a fresh sweet roll made from scratch, and after making these you’ll never go back to the store-bought version again. Ingredients: For the filling: ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar 1 Tbsp. Hale Navel Orange zest, finely grated 1/8 tsp. kosher salt Pinch of ground cardamom (optional)  For the rolls: 1 (¼-oz.) envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.) 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten,…

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  • grapefruit vanilla bread

    Grapefruit Vanilla Shortbread

    From not so popular to America’s new favorite, Grapefruit is one of the very few fruits that made America rethink its standards. After years of being frowned upon because of its acrid taste and face-cringing smell, the red-fleshed Grapefruit made this cultivar world-renowned for its sweet taste, rich flavor, and numerous health benefits. Short History The white Grapefruit variety first arrived in the US in 1823. It was unpopular for many reasons; it has a thick peel that is tightly adherent to the flesh, the pith is overly bitter, and the flesh is exceedingly tart. Though disliked by many, Grapefruits…

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  • Fresh Pear Cake Recipe

    I am a firm believer in eating a healthful diet. Eating nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables helps reduce a wide range of health issues or complications and helps us stay fit and strong. Let us take Pear, one of the world’s most nutritious fruits, as an example. Pear is from the flowering family Rosaceae and is native to coastal and mildly temperate parts of Europe and Asia. This mild, sweet fruit that is juicy as a nectarine but crunchy like an apple. Pears are rich in nutrients that help boost the immune system, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and…

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  • Valencia Orange Quick Bread Recipe

    Fresh oranges are a great snack just as they are. But aside from eating them fresh out of hand or juicing them to quench your thirst, there are other ways to enjoy oranges ? turn them to pies, toss them in a salad, make marmalade and jams or bake them into cakes, breads and pastries. Valencia Oranges are unique for a few reasons: Though named after Valencia, Spain, Valencia orange is an all-American fruit that was hybridized by William Wolfskill in California. Unlike other oranges, Valencias are summer oranges and are available from March up until October. Valencia oranges have…

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  • Grapefruit Poppy Seed Loaf Cake with Yogurt Glaze Recipe

    Grapefruits are available all year round, but the best time to get them is between November and June. Nutrition-wise, they are one of the best among citrus fruits and are in fact termed as a super fruit. Grapefruit has high water content and is rich in dietary fiber while being relatively low in calories, which means it easily makes you feel full. It’s also rich in antioxidants which helps strengthen your immune system, promote cell growth, and lower your cholesterol levels. The redder the grapefruit, the more antioxidants it contains. It’s a favorite among those who are trying to lose…

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  • Cara Cara Orange Muffins Recipe

    A lot of commercially cultivated citrus varieties are said to have come into fruition due to some kind of natural mutation. Mutations are common among citrus cultivars due to the genetic make-up of different types of citrus being sexually compatible. One of the many fascinating and important citrus mutations occurred on a Washington Navel orange tree at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela in 1976. The tree produced a fruit that looked like a regular Navel orange from the outside but once it was cut open, the interior showed a tantalizing pink hue. Cara Cara Navel Oranges have the same basic…

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  • Cara Cara Orange Bundt Cake Recipe

    A Bundt Cake is not associated with a single recipe. It is any cake baked in a Bundt pan ? a mold that features a distinctive ring shape. The shape of the pan helps baked goods to cook evenly, and creates a unique circular cake in the end. Bundt pans weren?t popular when they were first introduced to the public. They only gained popularity after a prestigious contest was won using one of these circular pans. The Bundt pan, which was created by the Dalquist brothers and engineer Don Nygren, was first produced in 1950. But it wasn?t until sixteen…

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