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Vote Red Barn Bakery in 2012!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year! After an amazing 2011 in our Irvington location, Red Barn Bakery is looking forward to what 2012 has in store. As we look towards the future, we ask you, our faithful customers, to consider Red Barn Bakery when you cast your ballot for Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester 2012. (You can cast your ballot by clicking here) We were honored to win Best Breakfast Cookie in 2011 and would be excited to be nominated for an award again in 2012.

As you get ready to vote, remember some of our delicious seasonal organic delights that you may have sampled over the last year. Spring brought us rhubarb treats like strawberry rhubarb pie and lemon poppy rhubarb muffins. The early summer months graced us with berries galore; blueberry, blueberry peach, and apple strawberry oven fresh gallets and pies made our mouths water. Late summer and early fall brought pies full of  juicy plump plums. Fall followed with figs found in our very own version of a fig newton.

Of course, we can’t forget our tried and true year round options! The Sayulita Breakfast Cookie, which put Red Barn Bakery on the map, is always available in both regular and gluten-free versions in the store.  We also carry Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Almond Biscotti, Coconut Dream Macaroons, Chocolate Chunk Scones, Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins, and Flourless Chocolate Cakes which are available in both individual and large sizes. And all of it is organic!

The bakery isn’t all about sweet treats, we have a savory side too! Ramps, Swiss Chard, Mushroom, Spinach, Roasted Beet, and even Heirloom Tomatoes filled our peppered pie crusts for savory tarts. These created a delicious alternative to dinner for many of our customers, not to mention a creative option when your aren’t sure what to bring to a dinner party.

If you are looking for something for breakfast or lunch we do have vegetable fritatas available during the day, as well as an assortment of organic soups like our rich, creamy, Carrot Ginger soup. Call a head to see what is cooking up in our kitchen!

Again, we want to thank you for a successful 2011, and will continue to be the best in Westchester for all of your bakery needs!

What Is More American Than Apple Pie? Blueberry Pie Of Course!

There is a saying that nothing is more American than apple pie. Obviously, on 4th of July, a day where Americans celebrate their independence from the tyrannical reign of the British Empire, good ol’ American apple pie would seem to be the desert of choice. Even though certain apples are in season in the beginning of July, there are many other seasonal fruits available. So why not celebrate the red, white and blue with a fresh-baked, organic, blueberry or blueberry crumb pie from Red Barn Bakery!

Blueberries are very American in their own right. The great state of Maine, where the blueberry is the official fruit, is accountable for 25% of the lowbush blueberries in North America. (And you thought they only ate lobster!) This also makes it the largest producer of lowbush blueberries in the world. Michigan is the leader in highbush blueberry production, accountable for 32% of the blueberries eaten in America. Significant high bush blueberry production also takes place in Western Oregon, Washington, Maryland, and New Jersey (where our blueberries come from) High bush blueberries are slightly larger than low bush blueberries but both are sweet and delicious.

According to the US Highbush Blueberry Council, blueberries are only 80 calories a cup and have virtually no fat! They are packed with vitamin C and are a great source of manganese which helps bone development as well as the conversion of food to energy sources in the body. The USDA lab at Tuft’s University has confirmed that blueberries are number one in antioxidant activity which help your body battle cell damage involved in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and possible brain degeneration such as in Alzheimer’s patients.

Stop on by the Red Barn Bakery and place your order for a Blueberry pie! We’ve covered the Red (Red Barn) and the Blue (Blueberry Pie) you will have to supply the White – perhaps in the form of Vanilla Ice Cream? Always a beautiful accessory to any of our delicious sweet pies! For those of you who don’t want to break from tradition Red Barn’s apple pie, recently described by Jeanne Muchnik of Westchester Magazine as “look[ing] like something out of a Norman Rockwell paining”, will be available to order as well.

To place an order for any of these pies, or any of our other baked good, stop by our store at 4 Astor Street in Irvington or call our shop at 914-231-7779.

Fresh Baked Goods Are Only A ‘Scone’s’ Throw Away

Everyday, Red Barn Bakery has a delightful selection of baked goods offered. There are cookies, pies, galettes, muffins, savory tarts and scones. So far, we have blogged about all of these items, except the favorite snack of British tea time, the scone.

So what exactly is a scone?

A Royal Reward for Tea Time - Scones!

A scone is a small, dense, biscuit-like quick bread. Scones can be made of oatmeal, wheat flour, or barley meal and are leavened with baking powder rather than yeast. Scones can come in both sweet and savory varieties. They have a huge presence in the United Kingdom, where they are typically eaten with condiments such as clotted cream, marmalade, jam, honey or butter; however scones are believed to have originated in Scotland where they are also incredibly popular. According to the Oxford Companion to Food, “scone recipes are found in great variety up and down the British Isles…”

Like the British Isles, Red Barn Bakery also has a great variety of scones to choose from. If you are in the mood for something savory, you may want to try a cheddar and leek scone, a delicious compliment to a bowl of chilled shiitake mushroom soup (which is vegan and gluten-free). Looking for something to satisfy your need for sweets? Try any one of our fruit filled scones: strawberry, blueberry, raisin, or cranberry. If you feel like really indulging, try one of the chocolate chunk scones. Red Barn Bakery makes regular scones, but has scones made with whole wheat flour and gluten-free versions, which are made with brown rice flour.

Tomorrow, Red Barn Bakery will have strawberry, chocolate chunk (regular and gluten-free), and blueberry (regular and gluten-free) scones available. Stop by and treat your inner king or queen to a scone at tea time!  If you don’t have time for tea, don’t worry. Scones taste good all the time!