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Scone Mixes

Herb Blend & Spices

Sugar Crystals

Cocoa Powder &
Hot Cocoa Mix

Chocolate
from Belgium

Crystallized Ginger

Pruneaux d'Agen
French Plums w/
Armangnac

Underberg
Herbal Bitters

Lingonberries

Chocolate Truffles

Vanilla Bean (whole)

Note: Minimum order: $20.00
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CHOCOLATE RUM TRUFFLES
Our own specialty. . .



We do not ship truffles during the summer months, June through August.


Only the finest ingredients are used when our pastry chef creates these exquisite treats: Callebaut Belgian bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate, fresh cream, unsalted butter, and just enough dark Jamaican rum to complement the chocolate. The interior of each truffle is filled with a smooth chocolate-rum ganache, then dipped in rich bittersweet chocolate and finally dusted generously in pure unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder.

NOTE: For shipping, we wrap each truffles in gold foil to keep the cocoa powder intact.

ITEM # XP41
$15.95 each box of 6 truffles, with gold trim and ribbon

Chocolate Rum Truffles

$15.95

Chocolate Saba Truffles
Our latest specialty. . .




We do not ship truffles during the summer months, June through August.

O
ur chef has recently created a unique culinary experience, incorporating Saba with the finest dark Belgian Chocolate and
other all-natural ingredients.
What is Saba? First of all, it is a cooked grape Must —from grapes that have been carefully selected (e.g. white Trebbiana grapes and black Lambrusco grapes), soft pressed, then slow-ccoked in open pots for over 30 hours. The aging continuesin barrels of chestnut, oak & mulberry to achieve the final scent and taste sounique to Saba.

The history of Saba is ancient — references to cooked Must date back to Egypt and the
Middle East around 3000 B.C. Later, it is mentioned by the Greeks and the Romans who used the cooked Must (called Saba) to flavor meats, vegetables and fruits, and to sweeten beverages. During this time Saba was the most common sweetener, together with honey.

Item # CST198 - Six Truffles per box. Ingredients: Dark Belgian chocolate, sugar, fresh cream,unsalted butter, Saba Grape Must, a hint of \vanilla. Each truffle is hand-dipped in bittersweet chocolate then rolled to create a rippled texture and carefully wrapped in gold foil. Net Weight : approx 6.53 oz (185g)

Item - #CST198
Chocolate Saba Truffles

$15.95



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SCONE MIXES

These all-natural Scone Mixes have been developed at the Sundial by our own pastry chef in response to guests who came here for Afternoon Tea. They are quite easy to make and are the nearest thing to home-made. Each package will make approximately 12-16 medium size scones. All you need to have on hand are: 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and a small amount of water. Inside each package you will find a list of variations and recipes. Shelf-life is at least 12 months if kept in a cool, dry place. Left over scones can be frozen for up to 4 months. To serve (no need to thaw), wrap scones in foil; heat in 350 degree oven for 15 min. 

Toasted Hazelnut Scone Mix Item SM11
Available Oct 2017

$ 7.49

Cramberry Scone Mix Item SM22
Available May 2017

$ 7.49

Traditional English Plain Scone Mix Item SM44
Available May 20167

$ 6.99

Pumpkin-Ginger Scone Mix Item SM33
Available Oct 2017

$ 7.49

 


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Crystallized GINGER
Delicious (and healthy, too!) all natural slices of pure ginger, coated in sugar and ready to eat or use in recipes. This ginger is not hard and dry like some on the market, but tender and moist with just the right amount of sweet-tang. Try brushing off some of the sugar coating and dipping half in melted bittersweet chocolate. A welcome dessert, especially after a fish dish
Recipe for Ginger-Brandy teacake, one of our pastry chef's specialties, can be found on our Recipe Page.
Tin contains 1/2 lb (8 oz net wt) of crystallized ginger slices, with each slice averaging from 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. All Natural product.

Item #CG52
8 oz net (228g)
in tin container

$13.99

Note: All of our herbs and spices
are packed in glass jars with
white lids, as shown in this photograph
for Culinary Herb Blend.
Weights vary depending on each spice or herb.

CULINARY HERB BLEND
This extemely versatile herb blend created at The Sundial brings out the distinct flavor of many dishes. Try it with omelets, quiche or rice; toss it with pasta or salad; sprinkle on pizza; blend with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a marvelous marinade for mushrooms; combine with breadcrumbs for coating fish or chicken.
A Blend for all seasons!
Jar Size: approx. 2" diameter x 2-3/4" height.
Net weight: 1 oz (28g)

Item HB01
Culinary Herb Blend
net wt. 1 oz (28g)

$4.50 Out of stock

   
CAYENNE, Hot African Birdseye
(Capsicum frutecens), also known as cayenne, is the hottest of the chilies. Originating in Central America, this spice may be used in savory dishes for a warm, spicy note. Also try a dash in hot chocolate for an exotic beverage

Item HS112
Cayenne, African Birdsye
net wt. 2 oz (57g)

$3.95

TELLICHERRY PEPPERCORNS
Whole black peppercorns (Piper nigrum), uniform in size with superior flavor — imported from India’s Malabar Coast.Will remain fresh for many years. Use whole in stock or stews; crush or grind for steak poivre, salads & savory dishes

Item HS113
Tellicherry Peppercorns
net wt. 2.5 oz (72g)

$5.95

   
GINGER ROOT POWDER
Ginger root, the rhizomes of the plant Zingiber officinale originated in southeast Asia. Dried and ground, this spice adds zest to sweet and savory dishes. An important ingredient in gingerbread, Lebkuchen, Pfeffernüsse, cookies and holiday baking. Use also to enhance condiments, sauces & marinades.

Item HS114
Ginger Root Powder
net wt. 1.8 oz (52g)

$3.95

LAVENDER
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), with rich aromatic oils concentrated in both fresh and dried blossoms, has been used by perfumers as well as cooks for centuries. One of the ingredients in Herbes de Province. An organic product. Recommemeded for sweet or savory dishes.

Item HS115
Lavender
net wt. 3/4 oz (21g)

$3.95

   
TUMERIC ROOT POWDER
Tumeric, the rhizones of Curcuma longa, a native plant of India; dried and ground, used as a yellow food color and a substitute for true saffron. An integral ingredient in curry powder, also used to enhance con-diments, pickles, mustards, and seafood dishes

Item HS116
Turmeric Root Powder
net wt. 2.5 oz (72g)

$3.95

CURRY POWDER, Extra Hot
Curry powder, an integral part of rice dishes of India, combines combinations of tumeric, fenugreek, coriander, ginger and other pungent spices. Recipes vary from mild to hot. This version is extra hot. Enhance the flavor of many dishes, including seafood, poultry, eggs, stews and sauces

Item HS117
Curry Powder Extra hot
net wt. 2 oz (57g)

$3.95

Note: All of our herbs and spices are packed in glass jars with white lid, as shown in the photograph for Culinary Herb Blend. Net weights vary depending on each individual spice or herb. Go back to top

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  Madagascar Bourbon (whole)
VANILLA BEAN

For those who only want the purest and best vanilla, our imported Madagascar Bourbon whole vanilla beans are the answer. Packaged in clear cellophane airtight bags. Length of each bean measures approximately 7 inches.



Item VB124
Vanilla Bean

$2.95 ea

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Underberg. . .


. . . a natural herbal bitters, based on a unique secret formula of herbs and roots from 43 countries, and offered in a distinctive single-portion bottle. When taken all at once, Underberg is especially beneficial afer a full meal as an aid to digestion.

First marketed in 1846 by the Underberg family, this herbal bitters is highly respected not only in Germany but in many other countries. It is gaining in popularity here in the United States. Ingredients include pure well water, small amount of alcohol, and herbs of the genus Gentiana.

Packaged in box of 3 single-portion bottles, each containing .67 fl. oz.

Item A141 $5.95 for Box of 3 bottles

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From Belgium - Callebaut Chocolate -
the choice of many of the world's finest pastry chefs
and chocolatières, and the favorite of our own pastry chef.



We were introduced to Callebaut Belgian chocolate a long time ago while attending the International Fancy Food Show in New York City. When we opened our Tea Room here in Higganum over 25 years ago, our pastry chef served dark chocolate truffles made from Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate, and our guests loved them.

From time to time our pastry chef has created a number of treats using this excellent chocolate and has converted many of our customers to its fine quality and smooth taste. To us, fine chocolate is not just a delicacy to enjoy once in a while, but a food item which should be enjoyed regularly and served as a necessary part of a meal. You will discover how satisfying chocolate can be, and once you have tried Callebaut you'll know why we praise it so highly.

We are pleased now to offer this fine chocolate to you online. We break the pieces of chocolate from the large 11 lb bars we order, and cannot always guarantee where the breaks will occur or exactly how much each will weigh. Most of the time we try to break the chunks into 1/2 lb and 1 lb pieces, but these may vary slightly. So, we sell it to you by the ounce.Please specify roughly how many ounces you would like and will try to match as closely as possible. When ordering chocolate, it is always best to buy a bit more than you will need for any specific recipe. This way you have a little extra for nibbling, and any leftover can be stored for future use. Chocolate keeps well if stored in an air-tight container in a dry, cool place. Do not store in the refrigerator.

NOTE: We do not ship chocolate during the summer months.

Click here for Chocolate Truffle Recipe




CCB12A Callebaut (60.5% cocoa)
BitterSweet Chocolate

(bulk piece).

1 lb $8.30

CCB12B Callebaut (60.5% cocoa)
BitterSweet Chocolate

(bulk piece)

1/2 lb $4.15

CCS12C Callebaut (53% cocoa)
Semi Sweet Chocolate

(bulk piece)

1 lb $8.30

CCS12D Callebaut (53% cocoa)
Semi Sweet Chocolate

(bulk piece)

1/2 lb $4.15



CCM12E Callebaut (43% cocoa)
Milk Chocolate

(bulk piece)

1 lb $9.30

CCM12F Callebaut (43% cocoa)
Milk Chocolate

(bulk piece)

1/2 lb $4.65




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COCOA
Pure, Unsweetened Dutch-Processed
from Holland

A dark, rich unsweetened Cocoa Powder ideal for making the most delicious hot chocolate you've ever tasted. Excellent for baking and for dusting chocolate truffles. 6 oz package in reclosable tin-tie bag. Recipe for hot chocolate included on package label.

Item C212 6 oz package (172g) $4.89


COCOA POWDER

$4.89

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HOT COCOA MIX
NEW. . .Deluxe Sundial Gardens blend of dark Dutch cocoa, pure cane sugar, rich powdered milk, and exotic Madagascar vanilla powder, plus mini bits of Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate!

All you need to make yourself or your family a delicious, warming cup of hot chocolate is hot water. Simply add the required amount of cocoa mix (as noted on the package), pour in hot water and stir. For an even more exciting drink, top with whipped cream and a dash of ground cinnamon, and stir with a cinnamon stick .Other ingredients include a small amount of powdered soy lecithin for added smoothness, and bits of Callebaut semi-sweet Belgian chocolate! Each container makes 10 to 12 servings..

Attractively packaged in hinged burgundy colored tin, with directions for preparation.

Item # CM212, 12 oz tin (340g) $14.49

DELUXE HOT COCOA MIX

$14.49

 

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Amber Sugar Crystals

The gourmet and natural way to sweeten your tea
(or other drinks)


If you like your tea a little on the sweet side, then this is the alternative way to do so. These nuggets of amber-colored all-natural sugar are less sweet than regular granulated sugar and add a touch of elegance to your tea table. The small round, fluted glass container is attractive enough to be used at the table.
These make wonderful host/hostess gifts, or they can be added to gift baskets along with a tin of fine tea.

Item SC822 net wt 4 oz (114g) fluted glass jar with matte gold lid. $3.79

Amber Sugar Crystals

$3.79




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PLUMS from Agen, France
Pruneaux D'Agen
Marinated in fine French Armagnac
These exquisite, pitted plums from Agen, France, have been individually hand-rubbed in a very fine Armagnac at least 3 times, then allowed to rest and marinate for several months before packing in delicate round glass jars with matte gold lids and purple ribbon. They are ready to be used in a number of delicious ways for holiday entertaining or giving. Serve one or two with a slice of sherry-almond cake (see our recipe for this treat on our recipe page) or with vanilla ice cream. Each round glass jar contains from 24-27 pieces of medium-sized fruit. The perfect gift for the lover of fine French delicacies.


ITEM # XP42 Net wt. 6.5 oz

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ITEM XP42 Pruneaux d'Agen
(French Plums marinated in Armagnac)

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ITEM # LN15 Swedish Lingonberries

$8.45

LINGONBERRIES
from Sweden

Lingonberries are a distant cousin to cranberries, but with a much more refined, delicate taste. They offer a delicious combination of tartness and sweetness, and are well suited to be served with turkey, chicken or other meats, as well as a spread for toast or pancakes. Delicious also with plain yogurt or spooned on vanilla ice cream or pound cake.

ITEM # LN15 $8.45 each. Net wt.14.5 oz (410G)

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