Historic Inn Cherishes CoffeecakesOn these cold winter mornings, nothing is cozier than a slice of hot homemade coffeecake for nibbling with your cuppa, although I can’t remember the last time I baked… or even turned on the oven for that matter. But when I read that the Inn on Charlotte is hosting a Coffeecake Challenge recipe contest with a Grand Prize stay at their luxurious inn, it brought bake memories. (What most of you don’t know its that I used to own an award-winning wholesale bakery in NYC-so don’t pooh-pooh me as a contestant!) Hmmm, maybe I’ll enter my Cranberry-Lemon-Pistachio Crunch Cake or my guaranteed to wake you up Chocolate-Double Espresso-Babka.
The owner of the Inn on Charlotte, Lynne Fairfield, decided to hold the contest because even though she prepares a gourmet two-course farm-fresh breakfast daily, it’s always the cake that wins her guests’ admiration and request for recipes. “Coffeecake is reminiscent of a time when the kitchen aromas from breakfast enticed a family to eat together; I remember weekends when baking was an activity that family and friends shared together”.
The Grand Prize Winner receives:
– 2-night stay at the Inn on Charlotte (Sunday thru Thursday excluding holiday periods). All Inn amenities including gourmet breakfast and afternoon social hour with homemade refreshments
– Gourmet Lunch for two at one of St. Augustine’s Fine Restaurants
– Claude’s Chocolate – exquisite European chocolates made in St. Augustine
The prize-winning recipe will be incorporated into the gourmet breakfast menu that is served to Inn guests and be prominently featured on the Inn’s website.
For Official Rules: Visit: www.innoncharlotte.com
INN ON CHARLOTTE
52 Charlotte Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084