Caramel Chocolate Molten Cake

 

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Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 2012

Prep: 30 minutes Cool: 15 minutes

Chill: 2 hours Bake: 15 minutes

Stand: 10 minutes Oven: 375 F

 

1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

1/3 cup whipping cream

1 tablespoon butter

¾ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

½ cup butter

4 eggs

½ cup sugar

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 8oz jar of Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel sauce

Coffee or vanilla ice cream (optional)

  1. Generously butter eight 6 ounce ramekins or custard cups. For filling, over a double boiler (heat safe bowl over steaming water) combine 1 cup chocolate pieces, whipping cream, and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours or until mixture reaches a fudge-like consistency.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. In a double boiler combine ¾ cup chocolate pieces and ½ cup butter. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 5 minutes. Beat in flour and slightly cooled chocolate-butter mixture. Spoon enough batter into each ramekin to measure 1 inch in depth.
  4. Divide chilled filling into 8 portions. Working quickly, use your hands to roll each portion into a ball. Use your thumb to make a shallow indent. Place a ball of filling on top of the batter in each ramekin; do not allow filling to touch sides of ramekins. Spoon a tsp of caramel into indent. Spoon the remaining batter into ramekins, spreading over balls of filling.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes. Using a knife, loosen cakes from sides of ramekins. Invert onto dessert plates. Serve immediately. Drizzle with Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel. If desired, serve with small scoops of ice cream. Makes 8 individual cakes.

Caramel Apple Hand Pies

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Recipe: Apple Hand Pies With Goat’s Milk Caramel Dipping Sauce
Makes 12 hand pies

Recipe inspired by Sarah Yates of A House In the Hills – discovered via one of my all-time favorite blogs: A Cup of Joe

Ingredients:

For the pie crust:
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup + 3 tbsp. ice water

For the filling:
1 1/2 cups of peeled, cored and chopped baking apples – we used Macintosh
1 tsp. flour
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cardamon
1 tbsp. sugar

To finish:
8oz Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce – we used our favorite Original Caramel
Sprinkle of Fleur de Sel to garnish

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine apples, flour, lemon juice, sugar and spices. Mix and set aside.

In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, combine flour, salt and sugar to start creating your pie crust. Add butter to food processor and pulse until the flour is mixed, when you squeeze the mixture it should stick together. Add 1-2 tablespoons more butter if needed. Add ice water and pulse until dough is sticky enough to form into a ball.

Remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten to 1/4″ thickness. Be careful to not over-handle the dough, roll only as much as needed, in one direction, to flatten it. Use a 3.5″ biscuit cutter to create 12 circles. Roll each circle a several times to further flatten to about 1/8″.

Scoop a spoonful of apple mixture onto each dough circle, fold over and press edges with a fork to seal. Cut three small slices in the top of each hand pie. Place pies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden on the edges. Let cool before serving. Dip in goat’s milk caramel and sprinkle with a dash of Fleur de Sel finishing sale for a savory kick. Enjoy!

Caramel Whoopie Pie

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Ingredients:

For cakes:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (shaken)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg

For filling:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
6 oz of your favorite Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel

Directions:

Cakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Beat together butter and brown sugar in mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy, then add egg, beat until combined. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, mix until smooth. Spoon 1/8-cup mounds of batter onto greased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool.

Filling: Beat together butter, confectioner’s sugar, marshmallow, and caramel in a bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Assemble: Spread two tablespoons frosting between cake tops and bottoms.

Eat up!

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Small Batch Release: Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider Caramel

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For the Caramel Adventurer!  Fat Toad Farm’s  Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider Caramel is made with Stowe Cider and it will bring your caramel experience to a whole new level. This smooth, dry, bourbon-forward cider is the perfect compliment to our creamy, not-too-sweet goat’s milk caramel sauce. This Vermont collaboration will spruce up your family’s pumpkin pie recipe and leave everyone asking for seconds. Or pair it with a Vermont sharp cheddar at your holiday party. Just add a drizzle on Butter Pecan ice cream or add a healthy dollop on roasted squash and enjoy. We promise it will not disappoint!

To get your first taste join us at the Stowe Artisan Market

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Recipe: Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Caramel pumpkin pie

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce pumpkin (1 can) – make sure you’re using pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling!
  • 8 oz Fat Toad Farm Caramel – we recommend our NEW Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider Caramel
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup freshly whipped cream to garnish
  • 1 9” pie crust

Directions

Preheat oven to 425ºF.  Mix up a batch of your favorite pie crust dough, enough to cover a 9” pie pan.  Our favorite crust recipes come from King Arthur Flour.

In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, Fat Toad Farm Caramel and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Pour pumpkin mixture into pie crust. Spread evenly and gently tap to remove any air bubbles.  Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center is clean when removed.  Allow pie to cool before serving with fresh whipped cream.