Friday, October 21, 2011

A Sunset Breakfast at the University of Georgia

I was really surprised yesterday when I received a beautiful commemorative plate with their emblem from the University of Georgia. They had featured my Pumpkin Pancakes at their recent Sunset Breakfast, (October 13, 2011) an annual event. The recipe was adapted to serve 8700 students. They used 1151 lbs of flour! They served the pancakes with Honey Pecan Butter. 'The focus of the event was to give the dining experience of breakfast at a Bed and Breakfast establishment from across the US. The menu featured 21 recipes from prominent Bed and Breakfat locations" (J Michael Floyd, Executive Director).

Commemorative plate from the University of Georgia
Pumpkin Pancakes
Aleksander House Bed and Breakfast

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
dash of salt
2 tsps baking soda
1 cup milk
2 Tbsps vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sour cream

Combine all ingredients. Batter will be lumpy. Spray grill with cooking spray. Bake pancakes on grill using medium heat until bubbles rise to the surface and edges are brown. Turn and bake until golden brown. Serve with Honey-Pecan butter. Serves two.

Honey-Pecan Butter
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup honey

Spread pecans on baking sheet and toast in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Chop nuts in food processor or blender. Beat butter and honey together until smooth. Add pecans. Serve with Pumpkin Pancakes. Makes one cup.

1882 Aleksander House Bed & Breakfast
Louisville, Kentucky
A charming 1882 Victorian bed and breakfast, in the heart of 'Old Louisville' Kentucky
1882 Aleksander House Bed & Breakfast, a Victorian Italianate home built in 1882, has been restored to its former elegance, complete with antiques and decor which reflect the period.
Click here for pictures and information about the inn.
More 1882 Aleksander House Bed & Breakfast Recipes: Grand Marnier French Toast | Sausage-Bake | Four-Cheese Herb Quiche
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  1. That is very cool! And the pancakes sound wonderful.

  2. I can't believe they served 8700 students. Boy, am I glad I didn't have to do the cooking. At my Inn, I'm wiped out after cooking for 10.

  3. Sounds like your Bed and Breakfast is a well known one. Congratulations on the university using your recipe for the students.

  4. @Jewel...I don't know how well known it is...maybe in some circles, cause I've been in business 17 years and have a lot of repeat guests. Thanks for the comment.