Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrate Georgia Pecan Month this November with Delightful Pastries

Whether you pronounce it "pee-can" or "pah-cahn," the nutritious nut can be used as a healthy snack, a delicious ingredient to a meal, or even as a dessert. Pecans are a high-quality source of protein with nineteen vitamins and minerals, and more antioxidants than any other nut variety. Did you know that pecans are the only tree nut truly native to the United States and that pecan trees are one of the largest fruit-bearing trees?

Looking for a pecan holiday fix? Check out how Delightful Pastries is celebrating Georgia Pecan Month with a variety of offerings including Cranberry Pecan Bread ($5), Paradise Brownies ($3.50), Pecan Squares($3.50), Pecan Praline Brownies($3.50), Pecan Sables($3.50),, German Chocolate Cake ($42/8-inch; $5.25/slice), Chocolate Nut Pebbles ($6.50/bag), Chocolate Pecan Pie ($45/8-inch; $5.25/slice) and Pecan Caramel Turtles ($27/pound).

Pecan treats are available at all three Delightful Pastries locations: Jefferson Park (5927 W. Lawrence Ave.; phone:  773-545-7215), Old Town (1710 N. Wells St.; phone:  312-255-0724) and Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton Ave.; phone:  312-234-9644).

For more information about Delightful Pastries, including catering, delivery, and wholesale services, please send an email to info@delightfulpastries.com or visit the website at www.delightfulpastries.com.
 
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Delightful Pastries’ chocolate pecan bourbon pie©
By: Executive Pastry Chef & Owner, Dobra Bielinski


INGREDIENTS:
6 ounces butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup molasses
5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 ounces pecan halves
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons bourbon


1 9-inch pie shell


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar till smooth. Add the corn syrup and molasses, then the flour and mix well.

Beat in the eggs one by one, scraping down after each egg; add the vanilla extract and salt. Fold the pecans and chocolate by hand, add the bourbon.

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, till the top is dry and the filling is barely jiggling. Let cool. 8 servings.
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