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A Cape Cod Breakfast to Remember

Our gourmet, authentic Cape Cod breakfast is served either in our elegant dining room or al fresco on the patio of our beautiful grounds.

The menu of our Cape Cod breakfast will vary each day, we are inspired by seasonal variations and we aim to use local and organic produce wherever possible. We will always use organic eggs and organic milk, and source our vegetables from a small local store that generally offers local and organic produce.  If we offer bacon it is nitrate free! As you can see, this is our passion and guiding philosophy.

If you have specific dietary requirements, please let us know when you make your booking and we will try to accommodate it with a special Cape Cod breakfast.

Recipes

What better way to start St. Patrick’s day than freshly baked Irish Soda Bread.

How can something be so simple, so delicious and contain only three basic ingredients. Irish Soda Bread is the perfect start to the day and a favorite of our daughter Beth.

  • 3  1/2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1  1/4 teaspoons of baking soda and a teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1  2/3 cups of buttermilk

That’s it!  We’ll often add some dried fruit to the dough mix.

For a further variation, we’ll sometimes replace some of the flour with up to 1/3 cup of wheat germ and wheat bran and 1  1/2 cups of whole wheat.

Mix all the ingredients together, place on a lightly floured baking sheet, flatten out, score the middle and bake at 425f for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, turn the bread over and tap the bottom of the loaf.  If the sound is hollow, it’s ready.  Break into quarters, or slice, eat while still warm with butter and marmalade!

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For the “Fall”, simple but delicious, try our baked apples, stuffed with walnuts, cranberries and brown sugar, finished with a generous spoon full of Greek yogurt. Serves 6

  • 6 medium sized apples, preferably organic, need to be firm and crispyDSC_0974
  • 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of mixed spice

Core the apples, score round the middle with a sharp knife and put to one side. Soften the butter and combine all the ingredients together. Stuff the mixture into the hole in each apple. Place on a baking tray in a preheated oven (350f) for 30-40 minutes.  Remove from the oven, spoon over any caramelized juices and leave to sit for 5 minutes.  Serve warm with a generous spoon full of Greek yogurt.

Cape Cod Restaurants & Dining in Our Area

There are two excellent restaurants just a five minute walk from our Inn. Plenty more a five minute drive away in Orleans center and just a fifteen minute drive to the neighboring towns of Chatham and Brewster. (We have copies of the menus of most of the area restaurants for guest perusal)

Opposite the Inn is Nauset Farms shop, (www.nausetfarms.com) providing wonderful home-made sandwiches, deli food, family butcher, wine/beers and patisseries. We have a close relationship with them and to save you time, we’re able to call in orders ready for you to pick up for a day at the beach. Don’t forget to grab one of our ice boxes!

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