We all know wine makes a wonderful gift, yet we have a way to make it an extra sensational gift! All you need besides the wine is a block of your favorite local cheese and a package of these home-made nut crisps. Often served at our wine bar GRAFT on their cheese plate, we asked Chef Christina McKeough to share this simple and versatile recipe that will complete your wine gift like no other!
Seeded Nut Crisps
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups mixed nuts and seeds* (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, ch-ch-chia seeds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
olive oil as needed
Preheat oven to 350. Butter/spray 1 pound loaf pan. Combine the flour, nuts, seeds and salt in bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together. Add flour mixture to eggs and combine. The batter will be very thick. Spoon into loaf pan, spreading out evenly. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until baked through. Take out to cool—but turn up oven to 400.
Remove loaf from pan and let cool a bit more. Using serrated knife, slice into thin slices. Line slices on cookie sheets and brush with olive oil. Bake until crisp and toasted –about 5 minutes. When cool, wrap in your favorite vessel for giving as gifts.
*Create countless variations to your liking—you can add dried fruit, spices and herbs, too.
Celebrate Finger Lakes Wine Month May 2014!
Atwater Winery will be "out and about" New York State this month bringing our best selections to wine shops, restaurants, and even the New York Botanical Gardens the weekend of May 3-4. We will update our events calendar as we add more tasting opportunities.
New Yorkers will have opportunities to drink wines from their own state with free tastings, wine flights and other events throughout the month.
The signature event of NY Drinks NY is the third annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting, taking place on March 17th at the Astor Center (399 Layfayette Street) from 6-8 pm. 40 wineries will be in attendance pouring more than 200 wines from across NY State. Purchase tickets for this event at NYDrinksNY.com/tasting.
The videos below are the first of several promotional videos released by First Press Marketing sponsored by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. These videos celebrate our amazing wine growing region and feature top sommeliers, chefs and wine enthusiasts in New York City. It is wonderful to get the support and recognition for our ever-growing wine region. For those of you who have been to our winery before, you will recognize Atwater's spectacular views in some of the sequences. And yes that is Vinny riddling our 2013 Cuvée Brut bottles in our cellar!