An Abundance of Cider - would love your favourite, tried & true recipes
My friends at the local farm market were kind enough to give me 2 gallons of apple cider today as it expires tomorrow and their freezers are full.
I found a delicious sounding pound cake recipe here on an earlier Chowhound post but would love your favourite recipes/ideas.
Chop up some butternut squash and put in a large, microwave save vessel. Fill up half-way with cider and nuke until almost fork tender. Roast the almost-fork tender squash for a few minutes to caramelize. Take the liquid and reduce down on the stove with some maple syrup. When the squash is done, puree with the reduced liquid. Add butter if you wish. Awesome.
If you're not averse to frying, Deb's recipe for apple cider doughnuts looks pretty amazing: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/10/app...
Maybe it's just me, but I vote hot, boozy spiced cider. Equally delish with bourbon or rum! ;)
Apple cider granita or sorbet? Reduce to a syrup and use in a sauce/gastrique for pork? Make into spiced jelly?
Chicken braised in cider with onions and prunes.
First brown the chicken parts, dusted with flour, in olive oil, remove chicken, brown onions, deglaze pan with a little cider, then put chicken back, add cider halfway up side of pan. Add prunes, cover, bake at 325 one hour. Reduce sauce on top of stove after removing chicken.