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Artisan Bread


Bursting with the flavor of Italian farm kitchens where hearty eating is an art,Take & Bake Artisan Breads are made by hand with an abundance of the best ingredients and plenty of care. 

Italian inspired Flatbreads are ideal as meal solutions for pasta. Pair with soup or salad, make your favorite pizza or top and chop as appetizers to share or create sandwiches or paninis!



Product Talk: Double Layer Cakes!


We continue to enjoy finding new and different flavors and styles of cakes to offer.  On that note, we recently launched three new unique varieties of double layer cakes.  Namely, they are Chocolate Marshmallow, S’mores Graham Cracker and Thin Mint.  How interesting is that!  While we may enjoy our many delicious ‘tried and true’ flavors such as carrot, chocolate, coconut and so forth, it’s a lot of fun to venture into something new and different.  The Graham Cracker cake features a unique graham cracker flavored layer with marshmallow buttercreme filling topped with graham crumb and chocolate garnish.  The Chocolate Marshmallow cake is a deliciously moist chocolate layer iced with sweet marshmallow buttercreme  and chocolate drizzle.  Finally, the Thin Mint cake is a deliciously moist chocolate layer with a refreshing mint buttercreme icing and abundant chocolate drizzle. 

We encourage you to try one of these new, unique and exciting new cakes that are available in all of our stores!



Dine-In: Coconut Cake


Make this delicious coconut cake with your kids for Easter! 

Coconut Easter Cake

Serves: 16

Prep Time: 45 minutes        Cook Time: 35 minutes 

 

Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups Food Club Sugar

1 cup Food Club Butter

4 eggs

1 Tbs vanilla extract

3 cups Food Club All-Purpose Flour

1 Tbs Food Club Baking Powder

1 cup Full Circle Fat Free Milk

1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut 

Frosting

Ingredients:

6 large egg whites

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 cup Food Club Sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Pastel sprinkles, for garnish

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray two 8-inch round pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly stir in flour and baking powder. Add milk and coconut; mix until well distributed. Pour batter into baking pan and cook for 35 to 37 minutes or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool.  

In a double broiler over medium-high heat, add egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks are formed. Add sugar and vanilla extract to egg whites and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Press coconut into cake and sprinkle pastel sprinkles on top of cake. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 408, Fat: 17 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 128 mg, Carbohydrates: 59 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 6  g. 

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.



Shop the Sale: Easter Dinner


Are you looking to prepare the perfect Easter dinner this year? Look no further. We have the recipes and ingredients you need to impress your guests. On sale this week for Easter, Hormel Spiral Sliced Ham Half, or you may choose to get the grill going with Split Chicken Breast or Boneless Rib Eye Steaks. 

Complete your table with a Single Layer Coconut Cake from our Bakery or try our new Brookshire’s Best Honeycrisp Apple Pie. Your guest will never know this pie is not homemade! For recipes and menu ideas pick up our April Celebrate Cooking magazine or you can find it online. 

We hope you have a wonderful Easter dinner!



Strawberry Frosting


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 12  

Ingredients:
1 (6 oz) Food Club Light Strawberry Yogurt
2 cups Food Club Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Food Club Vanilla Extract 

Directions:
In a large bowl whisk together, with an electric mixer, yogurt and powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread frosting over Tasty Bakery Pound Cake. Top cake with diced strawberries. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 85, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 7 mg, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 0 g



Grilled Cheese


Kraft American Singles on white bread, grilled until toasty: it’s a childhood tradition.  

But, are you ready for something a bit more adventurous and adult?

Try these combinations: 

1-Pumpernickel bread, smoked Virginia ham slice, a dab of
grainy brown mustard and gouda cheese. 

2-Whole wheat bread, extra-sharp cheddar cheese and thinly sliced tomato. 

3-English muffin, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese. 

4-Rustic sourdough bread, thinly sliced onion and Swiss cheese. 

5-Italian bread, shredded parmesan and Havarti cheese.



Healthy Living: Reducing Fat in Your Favorite Cake


Want to reduce the fat content in your favorite cake? Use less oil. If a cake recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, you can get away with using just 2/3 cup.



Product Talk: Tasty Bakery Butterfinger and Nestle Crunch Crème Cakes


With the Spring/Summer season here at last, we are introducing a fun new snack crème cake that will be great for cookouts, get-togethers – you name it.  We just launched our new Tasty Bakery Butterfinger and Tasty Bakery Nestle Crunch Crème Cakes!  The product names are of course eponymous with their candy bar counterparts and as such, are a wonderful snack cake to partner with a grilled hamburger or the like!  Our own in-house bakery plant has been working on these creations for about a year or so, and finished them just in time for spring. 

These crème cakes offer the same moist, flavorful attributes that you’ve come to expect from our regular crème cakes.  The big plus to these two offerings are the addition of the fantastic candy flavors from Nestle Chocolate Company!  It’s real easy to spot these in our bakery area thanks to the actual logo for each flavor placed prominently on the container.  We encourage you to give these new delicious crème cakes a try and let us know what you think!



Shop the Sale: Newman’s Own All Natural Thin and Crispy Pizza


Try Newman’s Own all natural thin and crispy pizza. Fresh-baked taste in 10-12 minutes. All profits go to charity.

See our March issue of Celebrate Cooking Magazine for this offer and more.

 



Dine-In: Loaded Mashed Potatoes


Mash potatoes are my favorite comfort food! Here is a recipe for loaded mashed potatoes: 

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Serves: 10

Prep Time: 20 minutes        Cook Time: 20 minutes 

 

Ingredients:

4 lbs Yukon potatoes

1/2 tsp Food Club Salt

2 tsp Food Club Black Pepper

1/4 cup light butter

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese

4 slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled

1/4 cup chopped green onion

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook potatoes until tender. 

Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut potatoes into cubes. In a large bowl, add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and yogurt. Mash potatoes and top with cheese, bacon crumbles and green onions. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 209, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 257 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 7 g. 

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.



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