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Apple fritter bread

Apple Fritter French Toast Recipe

Apple fritter bread

Use our new Apple Fritter bread that you can find in the bakery to make this delicious Apple Fritter French Toast! P.S.- this bread is also fantastic on its own and would make the perfect neighborhood gift.

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

8 slices Apple Fritter bread

Instructions:

Combine all wet ingredients (milk, eggs, vanilla) and nutmeg to use as your french toast dip. After mixed, heat a griddle or pan on medium-high heat and grease. Dredge each slice of apple fritter bread in the dip and fry on each side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.

Top with your favorite french toast toppings and you’ve got an excellent breakfast. Enjoy!

mango sticky rice

Mango Sticky Rice

mango sticky rice

Sweeted up your day with the perfect blend of fresh mangos and sweet rice.

Ingredients:

1 mango

1 can coconut milk

1/2 cup jasmine rice

1/2 cup sugar

Instructions:

In a medium sauce pan, cook the jasmine rice according to package instructions.

In a separate sauce pan, bring the coconut milk and sugar to a boil.  Turn down to a simmer and let simmer until slightly thickened.

While the rice and coconut sauce are cooking, slice your fresh mango.

To assemble, first place the rice, then the mango, and top with the reduced coconut sauce. Enjoy!

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20% bucket sale 

Don't Miss Our 20% off bucket sale at ACE Hardware

This Friday and Saturday, don’t miss our 20% off bucket sale, just in time for Christmas! The first 250 people in the door receive a free 5-gallon bucket and 20% off anything that fits in inside. Also, enjoy additional savings on winter items, batteries and tools and accessories. Happening at all four locations in Draper, Murray, Olympus Hills and Sandy, don’t miss the hottest prices of the year!

Don't miss Ace Hardware's 20% off bucket sale.

20% bucket sale

Don't Miss Our 20% off bucket sale at ACE Hardware

This Friday and Saturday, don’t miss our 20% off bucket sale, just in time for Christmas! The first 250 people in the door receive a free 5-gallon bucket and 20% off anything that fits in inside. Also, enjoy additional savings on winter items, batteries and tools and accessories. Happening at all four locations in Draper, Murray, Olympus Hills and Sandy, don’t miss the hottest prices of the year!

Gingerbread Bars with cream cheese frosting

Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Bars with cream cheese frosting

Step aside gingerbread cookies, gingerbread bars are now in town. Indulge in these perfectly balanced gingerbread bars. With their molasses and ginger base offset with cream cheese frosting, you’re looking at a bar that is sure to disappear from your kitchen counter in seconds. By the way, these bars are incredibly easy to make, so if you’re in a hurry or have a last minute holiday event, this dessert has your back.

Bar Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup molasses

1 egg

2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour

1 tbs. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. cloves

1/3. tsp nutmeg

Pinch of salt

Frosting Ingredients:

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 dish.

For the bars, cream together the butter and sugars until they are light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda, flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two parts and mix completely.

Transfer the mixture to your 9×9 pan and cook for 15-20 minutes.

While your bars are cooking, beat the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments. Once mixed completely, add the vanilla. If your frosting is a little too stiff, add a tbs. of milk until you reach the proper consistency.

Once your bars have cooled, frost them beautifully and serve.

Gingerbread cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Gingerbread Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Gingerbread cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

All we can say is “Yes, Please!” to this stunning gingerbread cake with buttercream frosting. If you’re looking for something to take to a holiday party, this cake has you covered.

If you’re worried about your cake building skills not being  up-to-par, do not fret. This cake is easy to assemble and decorate. All you need is an offset spatula and a ridged piping tip. Let’s get started!

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 stick butter, softened

1/3 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup molasses

1/2 cup buttermilk

Frosting Ingredients:

4 sticks unsalted butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

 

Instructions:

Set oven to 350 degrees and grease and line three 9-inch cake pans.

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together. Once fluffy and incorporated, add eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Alternating between dry ingredients and buttermilk, add into butter, sugar and egg mixture in 3 parts starting with the dry ingredients. Once fully incorporated, add molasses and mix.

Fill the prepared cake pans evenly and bake for 30-45 minutes until a skewer comes out of the cake clean.

While the cakes are baking, let’s make our frosting! Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar until it is all incorporated. If the frosting seems to stiff, add a splash of milk. If it seems too runny, add a little more powdered sugar. Once it reached the proper consistency, add the vanilla.

Once the cakes are cooled, stack the cakes and frosting in three layers. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until the frosting has set enough that the cake is relatively stable. Remove from refrigerator and frost the outside of the cake in a very thin coat. For the “naked cake” effect, scrape your offset spatula along the outside until you reach your preferred look.

With the leftover frosting, load it into a piping bag or large plastic bag with a ridged piping tip. Top your cake with dollops of swirled frosting, crumbled gingerbread, and caramel.

With this recipe, you can have your cake and enjoy it too!

 

frosted gingerbread cookies

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Frosted Gingerbread Men

‘Tis the season to make the most delicious and seasonal cookies of the year. Luckily, we have the secret to making your gingerbread cookies soft and chewy in 3 simple steps: cut out your cookies, bake, and ice them with the perfect holiday icing! Get the family together and enjoy making these sweet treats even sweeter with the personalized touch of your favorite icing colors and designs.

Ingredients:

3 cups flour

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 tbs. cinnamon

1 tbs. ginger

1 tbs. cloves

Pinch of salt

2 sticks of butter, room temperature

1/2 cup molasses

2 tbs. milk

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the sugars. While creaming, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a separate bowl.

Once the butter/sugar mixture is fluffy and incorporated, add molasses. Once well mixed, add dry ingredients (we suggest putting half in, mixing, and add the other half, and mix again). Add milk. At this point, your dough should be stiff and similar to a sugar cookie consistency.

Remove dough from the mixer, shape into a ball, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes. Once chilled, dust your counter and rolling pin with flour and plop your dough in the center. Roll to 1/3-inch thickness and cut into your preferred shapes until you run out of dough.

Lay your cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Once cooled, frost them with your favorite color and with your best designs. Enjoy!

 

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