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Baker's Corner

The Baker's Corner: where we share with you the best baking secrets, recipes, sales, specials, strategies, events, tricks of the trade, stories, memories, and most of all lots of warmth and laughter. Why? Because we have always believed that like crafting quality food and bread, running a family-business is about creating moments and traditions to be enjoyed.

Welcome June: Sunrise's June Specials

Welcome June.

We hope everyone's summer is off to a wonderful start. Here, in Minnesota, summer is here: mosquitos, mosquitos & more mosquitos! Tis the season of lakes, bonfires, boating and cabins. 

Here at Sunrise, we want to help kick off the season with some monthly specials and news.

Monthly Featured Breads: Starting this June, we are starting a monthly featured bread at our retail store in Park Edition, Hibbing. Each month we will feature one of our artisan breads that our bakers have been hand-crafting and perfecting. We are starting simple with our Famous Italian Bread. All June, our unsliced Italian Bread will be available for $1.99. 

Online Product of the Month: Each month we feature a product on our online store. This month's featured product is biscotti! All month, choose one of our scrumptious varieties for $8.99. These twice-baked cookies are great for dipping in your favorite wine, tea or coffee. 

Father's Day Special: Shop for dad online this year. On June 5th, we are offering a Father's Day Special at our online store. All products will be twenty-five percent off. Use code: THXDAD2014. Products will ship in time for Father's Day. 

Summer Solstice Special:  Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a great summer treat: Banana Flips. June 21st only, buy one pack of banana flips and get one free. Use code: SUMMER2014.

Finally, stock up early on potica for the 4th of July and Hibbing All-Class Reunion on June 23rd. All day, our poticas will be available online  for $12.99. 

Enjoy the season~ Forti Family/Sunrise Crew

 

Sunrise sun: happy sunshine!

We hope you are out enjoying this sunshine and we hope it stays all summer. To celebrate the start of Minnesota's greatest season and the reason we live here, we are offering 20% off all online orders. Today only! So, sneak away from the sun and stock up on all your favorite Sunrise goodies!! Use code: Sunrisesun. 

Stay tuned for June specials..coming soon!

 

It's coming... Valentine's Day

Amidst the dead and darkness of winter, we all need something to inspire us, to rejuvenate us from the cold and remind us that spring will come! So, let us turn to February 14th: the day of love, a day of giving. The day we all step back, breathe and remember how good this life really is, that we got a lot of love in it and a lot of love to give.

Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day here at Sunrise? For one-hundred plus years we have always believed that this business isn't just about crafting quality, preservative-free goods, but it's also about creating moments, memories and traditions to be treasured. We hope to be part of your tradition this Valentine's Day. And what better tradition to begin than sending your favorite Sunrise goodies, with customized Valentine's Day wrapping and a card, to the ones you love?

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So, we are sharing with you, first, our upcoming specials. On January 31, 2014, we are kicking off the season with an online special of buy one pack of biscotti and get one free. Our scrumptious biscotti comes in ten varieties and is perfect for dunking in your favorite cold weather, warm beverage or your favorite vin santo. Enter coupon code: SHOPVDAY at check-out.

February 1st-5th, we are offering 20% off site wide. Share the gift of potica with those you love. Use coupon code VDAY2014 at check-out. 

Stay warm, kick your feet up, let this cold weather nourish and replenish your spirit and let us spark a new tradition for you this Valentine's Day.

 

Tiramisu: A Winter Pick-me-up

As winter wears on, we all search for a much needed pick-me-up. May we suggest tiramisu?

This popular Italian dessert blends the rich flavors of cocoa and espresso with mascarpone cheese, all layered with lady-fingers. Tiramisu translates quite literally to "pick-me-up."

The name carries two legends. The first is that the rich espresso in this dessert provides anyone a much needed pick-me-up. The second is that the legendary splendor of this Italian delicacy causes its consumer to swoon and thus, cry out "pick-me-up!" Here at Sunrise, we would like to add a third: that in the monotony of a late Minnesotan winter, this favorite Italian dessert provides that much needed pick-me-up to get us through the winter! 

Sunrise carries Tiramisu year around. It frequents our bakery as a weekly special and is available for special order at anytime and in all sizes. To treat your dinner, holiday or party guests to this favorite, call us to special order. Or follow our recipe below to create this sensation yourself.

Tiramisu

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup water 

4 large egg yolks

1/2 t. vanilla

9 ounces mascarpone

4-6 T. dark rum

1 cup heavy cream

6 ounces Italian ladyfingers

1/3 cup espresso coffee 

3 ounces dark sweet chocolate, grated

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water, bring to a boil, stirring over medium heat. Continue to boil, brushing down the sides of the pan with a brush dipped in cold water, until a candy thermometer registers 240 degrees F., or it reaches the soft-ball stage.

In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the yolks until they are combined, then add the sugar syrup in a stream. Beat until cool. Beat in the vanilla. In a bowl, whisk the mascarpone and rum until smoothe. In another bowl, beat the heavy cream until it holds soft peaks. Combine the egg mixture with the mascarpone. Fold in the heavy cream.

Line a six-cup serving dish with the ladyfingers and drizzle the espresso over them. Spoon in the mascarpone mixture, smoothing the top, and chill, covered with plastic wrap, for at least three hours.

Before serving, sprinkle the top with the grated chocolate. 

Enjoy & trust that Spring will eventually come!

 

January Special: Pecan Potica, $9.99

Who said New Year's Resolutions couldn't taste good? We didn't! We resolve to bring you good health in 2014: with pecan potica.  All January, this Sunrise favorite is available online for $9.99. 

With this, we kick off our monthly specials. Subscribe to the Baker's Corner, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to stay informed of these specials. Each month we will highlight a Sunrise product and offer it at a special rate. 

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Pecan potica is made with our famous potica dough and filled with a scrumptious combination of pecans, brown sugar and butter. It makes for a slightly sweeter filling than that of our ever popular walnut potica. 

Pecans are rich in vitamins and nutrients needed to support a happy and healthy you. This southern nut is packed with maganese, copper, thiamin, magnesium, fiber, protein and iron. Pecans are shown to promote digestive health, boost heart health, reduce stroke and breast cancer risk, and work as an anti-inflamatory.

And as for the butter and brown sugar....nothing will hurt you in moderation. 

Happy New Year, Happy New Century for us! We look forward to the year and century to come. 

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