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Ricotta Fritters

Chef Isabella's homemade ricotta recipe can be found  here.

Chef Isabella's homemade ricotta recipe can be found here.

Generously provided by Chef Andrew Isabella, No. 246

Ingredients

• 1 cup All Purpose Flour
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 2 cups ricotta
• 1 cup whole milk
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 whole eggs

Equipment

two large bowls, messing utensils, whisk, rubber spatula

Method

1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together.

2. Slowly add the dry mix to the wet, until completely combined. Mix until uniform

3. Scoop into a 350º fryer. Fry until golden brown.

4. Drain, then toss the ricotta fritters in powdered sugar. Serve with your favorite sauce: jam, jelly, and or honey.

Sweet Potato Butter

Ingredients

• 6 c diced peeled sweet potatoes

• 2 c diced peeled apples

• 2 c water

• 2/3 c orange juice

• .5 tsp ground nutmeg

• .25 tsp ground cloves

• 1 tbsp + 1.5 tsp cider vinegar

For a sweet butter

• .5 c packed light brown sugar

OR .5 cup honey

• 1.5 tsp cinnamon

For a savory butter

• 1 tsp Kosher Sea Salt

• 2 tbsp ground cumin

• 1 tsp cayenne (or more if you like spicy)

Instructions

1. Put all ingredients (except vinegar) to a 7 quart slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours.

2. Add vinegar and blend with an immersion blender until smooth OR puree in batches through a food processor.

3. This butter can be frozen in tupperware. For individual servings: load up an ice cube tray. Expect to be able to keep in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 weeks.

Apple Sauce

Recipe by Kitchen 1204 (Kenan Hill)

Ingredients

• 2lbs apples

• 1" section fresh ginger root (Woodland Farms)

• 2-3 cinnamon stick (optional)

• 1/2 cup- 2cup water

Directions

1. Wash 2 lbs of apples. Remove cores, seeds, and peels. Dice into 1" pieces.

2. Add apples, 2-3 cinnamon sticks (optional), 1" section of ginger root (optional), and about 1/2 cup water to large pot. Cover and simmer over low to medium-low heat for 60-90 minutes util apples break down. Stir occasionally, and add more water as necessary (if apples are sticking).

3. If you prefer chunky applesauce, you're done! Allow to cool before storing. You can leave the cinnamon sticks and ginger in the container to continue infusing flavor, or you can remove them before storing.

4. For smooth applesauce, remove cinnamon sticks and ginger. Process apples through blender or food processor. Add more water if necessary.

5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes: Substitute fresh finer and cinnamon sticks with 1 tsp + each of ground finer and cinnamon (or your favorite spices). If necessary, sweeten with honey or pure maple syrup. Try adding pears, cranberries, or other seasonal fruit.

Blueberry Bread

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup oil

1 cup nuts (recommended walnuts)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 cup flour

2 cup (thawed blueberries)

2 cups sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

3 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350º.

2. Mix all ingredients together well. Dough will be sticky.

3. Pour into 3 greased loaf pans and bake 1 hour.