Monthly Archives: December 2009

Delicious Dessert Recipes Using Turtle Alley Caramels and Chocolates

Here are some recipes that use Turtle Alley candies–go down and see Hallie and stock up for the holidays!

Decadent Spiced Caramel Brownies

20 Salted Ancho Chipotle Caramels—from Turtle Alley Chocolates—refrigerated and cut into fourths

(if you live far far way and can’t get these, you have two options—Turtle Alley has mail order OR you could use regular caramels and toss them in a tiny tiny bit of chipotle or ancho chili power right when they come out of the fridge)

2 sticks salted butter

4 oz unsweetened chocolate

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch kosher salt

4 large eggs at room temperature

2 cups granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a microwave save mixing bowl, melt together butter and chocolate, about 2 ½ minutes.  Stir until smooth and set aside.

Whisk together flour and cinnamon and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together eggs and sugar.  Stir in flour mixture until smooth.  Mix in butter and chocolate mixture and pour in pan.

Drop prepared caramel pieces over brownies and swirl to combine.  Bake 24-26 minutes until center is set.  Remove from oven and cool on a rack.  Allow to cool completely before serving(good luck with that!).  Enjoy

Bolster Cookies

Peanut Butter Kissed Chocolate Chip Cookies

½ cup butter flavored shortening

¼ cup salted butter

1 ¼ cup light brown sugar

1-2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¾ teaspoon baking soda

15 Turtle Alley Peanut Butter bolster bars, chopped

½ cup milk chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 4 baking sheets with parchment or spray with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream shortening, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add milk, vanilla and egg and mix until smooth and lighter in color.  Wisk together flour, salt and baking soda and add to sugar mixture.  Mix until well blended.  Add bolster bars and chocolate and mix just until combined.

With a small scoop, dish out 12 cookies per tray.  Bake cookies for 10 minutes, turning once at 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on pan before moving to a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

Exhibit at Cape Ann Museum

Here’s just one of the number of incredible exhibits to see at the Cape Ann Museum.  This is what the flake yards looked like.  The cod would be split open , de-boned and laid out in triangle shapes flat on drying racks.

When I was about 12 years old at our dock we were splitting and salting cod for a Norwegian company.  Frank and my job was to pull off any globules of blood or liver after the cod got split and de-boned.  We had a big stainless steel tank and the triangular shaped cod would come down the conveyor to us and plop into the stainless tank.  Usually up around the nape of the cod rack there would be a liver still attached that we would need to rip off and give the rack a good washing to get nice and white before salting.

After that we would lay the whale cod split flat onto pallets, pour the salt over them and stack them up.  I can remember the whole cooler being stacked up with pallet upon pallet of salted cod waiting to dry and then for the trailer truck to pick them up.

Exhibit at Cape Ann Museum, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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More Gloucester Kids Enjoying The Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

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Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Middle Street Walk Pics From Thom Falzorano

Hallie Baker Turtle Alley Day!

It’s all about the chocolate baby!  It’s that time of year- Chocolates on the table- chocolates as gifts-you get the drift.  Who doesn’t love a box of cashew turtles?

Well today it’s all about Hallie Baker and her chocolates as we bring you a slide show from her shop this morning and an afternoon episode of GMG’s Laurie Lufkin’s Inspired Cooking brought to you from Turtle Alley.  Check back at 1PM for the Turtle alley video with Laurie and Hallie.

Turtle Alley website here

In the meantime click this text for the Turtle Alley Slide Show

Click the pic for the Turtle Alley Slide Show