Friday, October 31, 2008

Recipe of the Month - November

Here are a couple mouth-watering recipes, perfect for the fall weather and festivities!

Watkins Apple Cake

3 cups/750 mL all-purpose flour
3 cups/750 mL sugar, divided
4 eggs
1 cup/250 mL vegetable oil
½ cup/125 mL orange juice
3 tsp/15 mL Watkins Baking Powder
2 ½ tsp/12 mL Watkins Vanilla
1 tsp/5 mL salt
4 large apples, peeled and sliced
2 to 3 tsp/10-15 mL Watkins Ground Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease and flour 10-inch/25 cm tube pan. Beat flour, 2 cups/500 mL sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, baking powder, vanilla and salt in large bowl for 2 minutes. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Toss apples with remaining 1 cup/250 mL sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Arrange half of apple mixture in one to two layers over batter. Top with remaining batter; arrange remaining apple mixture over batter.

Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Invert onto serving plate. (Slide knife around edge of pan if necessary to loosen cake from pan.) Makes 12 servings

This recipe can be found in the Watkins Vanilla Classic Cookbook. It has a quality hardbound book featuring a die-cut cover with custom illustration and vintage Watkins artwork and full-color photography; 128 pages. Package the 2 together in a cello-bag, tie with a raffia bow, and you are set for the holidays!


Herbed Turkey

1 (12 lb/5.4kg) whole turkey
1/4 cup/60 mL Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil
2 tbsp/ 60 mL Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
2 tsp/ 10 mL Watkins Organic Basil
1 tsp/ 5 mL Watkins Organic Sage
1 tsp/ 5mL salt
1/2 tsp/ 2.5 mL Watkins Organic Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 375°F/ 190°C. Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs) and place in a roasting pan.

In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, basil, sage, salt and pepper. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to the turkey.

Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 160°F/ 71°C. Remove bird from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes, internal temperature will rise.

Carve and serve.

** Deanna is an Independent Watkins Associate - please reference her name and/or Associate ID 376966 when placing your order. Or you may contact her directly.**

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