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Carrot-Coconut Bread

Carrot-Coconut Bread 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This not-too-sweet Carrot-Coconut Bread is carrot cake’s grown-up cousin.  With our luscious Blood Orange Olive Oil, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds it’s wonderfully moist and absolutely cravable.

Ingredients

2 ¾ cup flour
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup finely-shredded dry coconut
2 ½ cups carrots, grated
¾ cup applesauce
1 ½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup Round Pond Blood Orange Olive Oil
5 eggs
1/8 cup sesame or flax seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F  and spray two 9-inch loaf pans with non-stick spray. Sift first 7 dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl, mix Blood Orange olive oil, eggs, sugar, applesauce, carrots, seeds, and raisins (if desired).

Gently mix the wet ingredients into dry ingredients, blending only until moistened.  Pour into prepared pans.  Bake for 15 minutes or until top has lightly set, then sprinkle sliced almonds on top of each loaf.  Continue baking for 30-45 minites, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let bread rest for 10 minutes, then remove from pans to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!

B.L.T. Crostini

B.L.T. Crostini 900 600 Round Pond Estate

Who doesn’t love a BLT?   With slow-roasted tomatoes, creamy French cheese, and fresh arugula, this is a refined take on the American classic in perfectly bite-sized pieces.

Ingredients
1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small baguette
1 cup Fromage Blanc cheese
6 slices thick cut bacon, baked
1 cup arugula
pinch of salt & pepper

Toss tomatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet, and bake in 225 degree oven for 5 hours.

Slice baguette into thin slices and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Spread about a teaspoon of Fromage Blanc cheese on each toasted baguette (crostini).  Place a few tomatoes on top of the cheese and them a sliver of bacon on top of that.  Top with a piece of arugula and a few drops of Italian Olive Oil.  Enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper & Fontina Panini

Roasted Red Pepper & Fontina Panini 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

Chef Jamie’s marinated red pepper & fontina cheese panini makes wonderful use of those late-summer red peppers and garden-fresh basil.  So easy to make, and so delicious!

Ingredients

4 each red peppers
2 tsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt & pepper as needed
¼ cup red wine italian herb vinaigrette
2 tsp thyme, chopped
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
16 slices fontina cheese
12 each basil leaves, large
8 slices whole wheat sourdough
4 tbsp butter, softened

Start by rubbing the red peppers with the olive oil and then seasoning them with salt and pepper.  Roast in a 400-degree oven until they start to blister, about 20-25 minutes.  When they are done, place them in a large mixing bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap so that they steam.  When completely cooled, you can easily peel the skin off and remove the core and seeds.  Place in a bowl with the vinaigrette and herbs to marinate for a minimum of 3 hours.

Butter one side of each slice of bread.  On the unbuttered side, place 2 slices of fontina cheese, one pepper, and couple of basil leaves.  Top with another 2 slices of cheese and the other slice of bread.  Place in a panini maker and toast until golden brown and crispy.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Brisket Burger with Brie & Applewood-Smoked Bacon

Brisket Burger with Brie & Applewood-Smoked Bacon 2048 1404 Round Pond Estate

Created by Chef Jamie to pair perfectly with our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, this Brisket Burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, Vidalia onion, creamy brie, and fresh arugula.  It’s burger bliss.

Ingredients
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 lb ground beef brisket (ask your local butcher to grind)
2 bakery english muffins or favorite burger buns
1 Vidalia onion, cut in ½ inch slices
4 slices applewood smoked bacon
1 small wedge brie cheese, cut into slices
1 cup baby arugula
1 tsp Round Pond Infused Garlic Oil

To start, make the Dijonnaise by mixing together the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Next, place bacon on a baking tray and place in 375F oven and crisp until done to your liking. While the bacon is cooking, grill the onion slices and burgers.

When burgers are cooked to your liking, place a couple slices of brie cheese onto patties and allow to melt. When the cheese is melted, remove burgers from the grill and let them rest for 3-4 mins. As they are resting, toast your English muffin or burger bun on the grill.

To assemble, spread Dijonnaise on the bun and then place your burger on top, add bacon, onion, and arugula, dressed with Round Pond Infused Garlic Oil. Top with the other half of the bun and enjoy!

Serves 2

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad 2048 1383 Round Pond Estate

Deliciously summery, this Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad will use the best and brightest from your summer garden and is an absolute vision when plated!

ngredients
12 oz burrata
4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp, plus 1 tsp Round Pond Estate Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups large diced Italian bread
1 tsp pepper
4 each heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut in 1/6
½ each small cantaloupe melon, quartered and sliced
2 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Basil Infused Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Cabernet-Merlot Red Wine Vinegar
8 each basil leaves

Place the burrata, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of Italian Varietal Olive Oil into a Kitchen-aid mixer with the paddle attachment and whip for 30 seconds.

Preheat your oven to 375*F.  Place bread, 2 Tablespoon of Italian Varietal Olive Oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a mixing bowl and toss. Bake croutons in oven until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Toss cut tomatoes, basil infused olive oil, red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper together in a bowl.  Spread the whipped burrata evenly onto 4 plates.  Divide tomatoes, melon, croutons, and basil leaves in 4 equal portions, then place each portion on top of burrata with them. Drizzle a little juice left from the tomatoes over the top of each plate.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Green Olive Tapenade

Green Olive Tapenade 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This delicious Green Olive Tapenade is a part of our Vino & Olio tasting  experience.  It’s so easy to make a makes a light and cool summer appetizer!

1 cup Castelvetrano olives, pitted
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp capers
1 each lemon, juiced
1 cup Round Pound Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor and turn on.  Slowly add the oil and continue to puree for about 1 minute and then serve with fresh bread, crudité, or crackers.  Enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Tapenade

Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Tapenade 6720 4480 Round Pond Estate

This delicious spread is one of Chef Jamie’s most requested recipes from our Vino & Olio tasting experience and makes wonderful use of those summer red peppers from the garden!

Ingredients
4 each red peppers
¼ cup capers
1 each shallot, minced
1 cup Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
1 each lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt

Toss red pepper is in olive oil and roast until the skin blisters at 450F.  Take out of the oven and place in a mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Let the peppers steam until they are cool.  Next, peel the skins off and take seeds out of the peppers.  Place the peppers in a food processor with all the other ingredients except the lemon oil.  Turn on and slowly add the lemon oil until all incorporated.  Continue to puree for 1 minute and then serve with fresh bread, crudité, or crackers.  Enjoy!

Chili-Lime Grilled Corn

Chili-Lime Grilled Corn 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This grilled corn on the cob with chili-lime butter ups the ante on your backyard barbeques.  The combination of chili and lime adds delicious spice to the sweet smokiness of the grilled corn, pairing wonderfully with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients
4 ears corn on the cob, husk removed
4 tsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 small lime, zested
3 tsp salt
3 Tbsp Round Pond Infused Chili Olive Oil
1 tsp black pepper
½ cup queso fresco

Place the husked ears of corn on a plate and drizzle with Italian Olive Oil. Season with pepper and 2 tsp salt. Place corn on a grill over medium flame. Rotate the corn over the grill until roasted on all sides.

Meanwhile, place butter, lime zest, 1 tsp salt, and Infused Chili Olive Oil into a mixing bowl and mix together using a whisk. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.

When the corn is done, pull it off of the grill. Top with the butter mixture and crumbled queso fresco.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Brassica Salad

Brassica Salad 2048 1445 Round Pond Estate

This beautiful Brassica Salad is as bright and colorful as summer itself and pairs perfectly with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients
2 cups broccoli, sliced thin
1 cup cauliflower, sliced thin
1 cup purple cauliflower, sliced thin
1 cup cheddar cauliflower, sliced thin
1/2 cup toasted pistachios
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup parsley leaves
1/2 cup Meyer lemon vinaigrette
2 Tbsp Round Pond Infused Chili Oil

Place all ingredients except chili oil in a large bowl and toss together.  Let marinate for about 15 minutes and then place in a serving bowl and drizzle with chili oil.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This sunny and flavorful vinaigrette works well as a marinade and as a dressing for any salad that could use the sweet acidity of the magical Meyer Lemon.

Ingredients
2 Tbsp shallots, minced
1 cup Meyer lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 cups Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup Round Pond Meyer Lemon Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp salt

Combine shallots, Dijon, lemon juice and salt in a bowl.  Slowly add the oils while whisking until all the oil is incorporated.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use, allowing to come to room temperature first.  Enjoy!

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