Fig Newton, Yes Please

Ever since I planted my fig tree I have been dreaming about home-made Fig Newtons. Doesn’t that sound delicious. Well the fig tree is packed with figs. So my dream is about to come true. I have looked up many recipes and have come up with my own. Yes, I’m making my way. LOL For the next upcoming class here at “The Farm ” July 21st we will be making a fig jam that will turn into fig newtons. My red onions are ready to be created into something fabulous. How about some Red Onion Marmalade. This marmalade is wonderful as an appetizer with some cheese and crunchy French bread. It is great on a pork chop too.

This class will start with a snack from All In A Jar’s pantry. We will make the two recipes and fig newtons for our dessert. For lunch we will have a Thai Slaw. You will go home with a jar from each recipe and the printed out recipes.

There are a few spots left in this class. I hope to have you here at “The Farm ”

 

See you in class

On The Road Again

All In A Jar is traveling to “The Kitchen ” Please contact them for June 12th class
Dianne McArthur “The Kitchen” at Alamo Hardware 3211 Danville Blvd
Alamo CA 94507 phone 925.837.2420 ext.313

June 12th 11:00 at ” The Kitchen”

Maraschino Cherries, OMG, Love Love home made Maraschino with two different kinds of liquor. I call them adult cherries. It must be cocktail time. 

Spicy Pickled Beets, My family loves these beets on top of mixed greens . They make a perfect salad in minutes.  
Meyer Lemon Cranberry Marmalade, Who doesn’t enjoy marmalade on a scone. 
 

Chocolate Marmalade Cookies


There are so many ways to use orange marmalade. I have used it in muffins, as a glaze on chicken, salad dressings and cocktails. Today I had a student reach out to me and this is what she had to say..

OMG….on a New Zealand cooking website I saw a recipe for chocolate orange cookies. They looked soft and chewy. They used a chocolate that already had orange in it. Do you think you could put orange marmalade into a cookie mix and it would work??? Funny, I used to hate orange and chocolate together and now I am loving it….

After reading this email I walk into the kitchen and created Chocolate Marmalade Cookies. So yes, you can have your orange chocolate cookies and enjoy eating them.

Here is the recipe enjoy!

See you in class
Chocolate Marmalade Cookies

Preheated oven 375

2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoon orange blossom water
1 cup orange marmalade
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, mix well, set aside.
2. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and orange blossom water until creamy.
3. Place one egg at a time beat well for one minute each egg. Add marmalade, mix well .
4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
5. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
7. Bake in preheated oven 375 – 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed.
8. Let cool for 2 minutes; remove from sheet, place on cooling rack to cool.