Bed and Breakfast owners, who are members of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia, share their favorite mouthwatering recipes in their new “Virginia Bed & Breakfast Cookbook.”
This collection of recipes includes inn’s signature dishes; breads, muffins, biscuits & biscotti; coffee cakes, scones, granola & parfaits; pancakes and waffles; french toast and bread puddings; breakfast entrees; appetizers & side dishes; soups and salads; luncheon and dinner entrees; fruit specialties, and desserts!
Chef Mike, from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast, submitted his recipe for crepes with ham and fontina cheese (a recipe picked up by an on-line blogger a few months ago), his Gluten-free cherry bread (created for guests whose diet was gluten free and who were delighted to have a “bread” option again), cinnamon scones (inspired by a trip to Lancaster County PA), French onion and bacon tart (a treat that is perfect for lunch as well as breakfast), and sunshine yogurt surprise (a first course here at the William Miller House Bed & Breakfast but great for dessert as well). But, perhaps Mike’s best, most popular, and well-received breakfast recipe is the seared grits cake with poached eggs and chipolte cream sauce that appears on page 237. Mike serves it with sides like bacon or sausage and other accompaniments to round out a hearty gourmet breakfast. A photo of one of our dishes appears on the cover of the cookbook: poached eggs on asparagus with a boursin sauce, a recipe that appeared in the last edition of the cookbook.
Even if you have previous editions of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia’s Cookbooks, you need to add this one (2011) to your collection. Whether you purchase it for yourself or as a gift, you’ll find that the recipes are new and updated, the categories have been expanded, and 65 of Virginia’s bed and breakfast inns from country retreats to historic city homes, like the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, share their secrets. Order from Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia! Or better yet, make a reservation, visit the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast to purchase a copy. Mike will be happy to sign your cookbook and include at no additional cost his recipe photographed on the cover.
And, if you make a reservation for a stay in one of our fabulous guest rooms, you’ll be treated to our hearty gourmet breakfast featuring fresh, local ingredients in great recipes that bring the flavors of Virginia to your tastebuds!