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Foliage Color Chart

Years ago Nancy Aldrich started keeping meticulous track of when the leaves around Polly’s started to change.  She also kept track of when the leaves peaked, when they faded, and when snow fell on the mountains, and finally, when snow fell here at Polly’s. Many of our customers have asked for copies of these records over the years, so we thought we’d offer them to you right here! We have kept up with Nancy’s tradition and update this chart yearly. We hope that it helps you plan your New Hampshire foliage viewing! 


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Maple Creme Puffs

Our baker Sam developed this recipe this year. They sell out very fast and we had a lot of requests for the recipe. However, this recipe is not for the faint of heart! It is the most difficult recipe we’ve ever shared! If you want to challenge yourself and your baking skills, this is the recipe for you! If you want to skip that you can always just call us and order some of these and we will have them ready for you when you arrive. Either way, these delicate pastries are filled with delicious soft maple pastry cream and are a wonderful spin on a classic dessert.  



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Aunt Bea’s Maple Sponge Cake with Vanilla Glaze

One of our bakers had a birthday. Since we didn’t think she should have to bake herself a cake- we decided to test this family recipe on her. This recipe comes from Roger Aldrich’s Aunt Bea. This Maple Sponge Cake is a sweet cake, but not overly so. It would go well as a light dessert with coffee after a dinner party, and if you have any left over, we don’t think anyone would judge you if you chose to have a slice for breakfast the next day too. 

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Nancy’s Maple Oatmeal Cookies

In honor of our matriarch, Nancy Aldrich, who ran Polly’s from the 1960’s through to the early 2000’s we are sharing one of her own recipes. Nancy passed away on Dec 15th, 2016- but her memory will live on through all of us here at Polly’s. We hope you enjoy this Maple Oatmeal Coookie recipe and make them with as much love as Nancy would have.

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Easy Cheesy Beer Bread

This Beer Bread recipe is a very easy recipe. Incredibly easy! And tasty! And perfect for anytime of year! We’re obsessed now. Beer bread is a perfect place to start if you’re just getting into baking- or if you’re an experienced baker who wants to make something quick and easy. This recipe uses our pancake mix as a base. While we list our recipe below, feel free to experiment by using different cheese, or adding herbs. If you like a kick, add some jalapeno, or try a really savory style and add some black pepper and Parmesan. It leaves you with a fluffy light bread that is very versatile.
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“Mom” Aldrich’s Baked Maple Bread Pudding (W/ Maple Whipped Cream)

This is a recipe from our old maple recipe book. This was developed by “Mom” or “Grammy” Aldrich, Roger’s Grandmother.

With the holidays right around the corner- we think its appropriate to share now (and being big fans of bread pudding it wasn’t so bad having to make some). We’ve paired it with a maple whipped cream that’s very easy to make.

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