Recipes From The Chef

Breakfast at bed and breakfast in Florida

Lemon Coconut Loaves (4 each)

Cream together:
1 3/4 # softened butter
4 cups sugar
3 T lemon juice
8 eggs – add one at a time

Mix together:
6 c flour
4 t baking powder
1 t salt

2 cups milk folded in with flour mix and 1/2 oz. lemon extract
Fold in 2 c coconut or 2 T poppy seed and 4 T grated lemon peel

Bake 350 degrees for 60 minutes, cool
Combine 4 Tbs of lemon juice with 1 cup of confectioners sugar and brush top after cooled

Country Sausage & Fresh Herb Gravy (yields 3 qts)

In a 2 gallon stock pot on med-high heat
add 1 oz canola oil
saute 1 cup fine diced white onion
add 1 each: 12 oz ground maple sausage; and 12 oz ground sage sausage
cook thoroughly
dust sausage with 1/2 cup flour, mix, cook out flour lightly
reduce heat to med-low

add: 2 qts half & half
1 Tbs chicken bouillon (powdered)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste

Simmer while stirring till thickened (adjust with more half & half if needed)
add 1/2 cup each of fresh chopped basil, sage and chives
hold on very low flame to serve

Buttermilk Pumpkin Bread (two loaves)

1 cup melted butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 – 14 ox can of pumpkin for two loaves
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
Mix everything together with electric mixer
Grease the pans with Mazola spray or Pam then add wax paper to the bottom only of all pans
Add batter to pans
Feel free to the following before placing in the oven: 1/2 cup toasted crushed nuts and/or 1/2 cup of fruit of any kind
Bake 55-60 minutes at 350 and longer if 2 loaf pans are in the oven. Make sure it has baked long enough.
Easy and delicious!

Sausage & Vegetable Strata (12 persons)

Spray 9 x 13 pan
Add prepared stuffing (approx. 2 cups) to bottom of pan
2 cups blanched brocolli florets
1/2 c roasted red peppers
1/2 c sauted white onion
1/2 c chopped fresh sage and basil
1 c cooked and chopped maple sausage
Layer all ingredients on top of stuffing

Mix together:
12 eggs
3 c half & half
2 c shredded provolone
Pour over vegetables, sit overnight and bake 70 minutes at 350 degress