Sweet Finds: Stony Brook Roasted Squash Oils
The butternut squash seed oil by Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods was Robicelli's oil of choice for their Butternut Spice Cupcake. Imagine a butternut squash cake base with vanilla buttercream and finish of spiced pumpkin seeds, and butternut squash seed oil. It's autumn in cupcake form.
Savory sweets are hardly new, but Finger Lakes-based Stony Brook takes it up another level with their new line of squash oils. Each of the five nutty oils (Acorn, Kabocha, Delicata, Butternut Squash, and Pumpkin Seed) is composed of the oils from the roasted squash seeds and nothing else.
The roasted pumpkin seed oil is incredible when drizzled over a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream and finished with a touch of Maldon salt. Substitute some of the oil in your cake and quick bread recipes with the butternut squash seed oil. Savory applications are of course endless, but I'm saving my bottles for dessert.
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About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.