Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes w/ Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
By Chef Steffani Adaska
1 1/2 cups AP (all purpose) flour
1 Tablespoon apple pie spice mix (see recipe below)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup sweet cream butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup whole milk, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
1 Granny Smith apple peeled, cored, small dice
For the Icing:
1- 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
3 Tablespoons sweet cream butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons heavy cream, room temperature
For the Caramel Drizzle:
8 caramel candies, unwrapped
1 Tablespoon heavy cream
- Sift together, flour, apple pie spice mix, baking powder & salt. Set aside.
- Cream together softened butter and sugar until light & fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla, milk and egg. Mix 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl.
- Slowly mix in dry ingredients medium/low speed.
- Gently fold in apples.
- Pour into lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full.
- Bake about 20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
- At medium/high speed, whip all ingredients until smooth and light, about 5 minutes. Frost cooled cupcakes.
- Over medium heat, mix together caramels and cream in small sauce pan until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Drizzle over iced cupcakes.
*Apple Pie Spice Mix
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Mix all ingredients together. Store in airtight jar in a cool, dark place.
“I’ve Never Found Time Spent Amongst Nature to be a Waste of Time” - Anonymous
The longer you stay the less you pay $$$
Springtime is a special time of year. The snow is gone, and the flowers are budding. The trails are ready to be hiked, streams ready to be fished, and stores and outlets are fully stocked and ready to be shopped. And best of all it is much less crowded! Come join us at our beautiful and romantic Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast and take advantage of our Low Season Rates combined with our Spring Time Midweek Specials Rates. Save lots of dollars!
From now thru June 13, 2013 (Sunday – Thursday)
Stay Two Nights Midweek receive 25% off second night – Code ST25
Stay Three Nights Midweek receive 50% off third night – Code ST50
Stay Four Nights Midweek receive 75% off fourth night – Code ST75
Stay Five Nights Midweek receive fifth night FREE – Code ST100
This Midweek Special includes:
- 2, 3, 4, or 5 night’s stay any Sunday-Thursday through June 13, 2013
- 25% Discount on 2nd night stay, 50% Discount on 3rd night’s stay, 75% on 4th night’s stay, OR 5th night Free
- Full delicious country breakfast for two each morning
- Afternoon tea, coffee and fresh homemade cookies
- Apple iPad in each room and FREE WiFi
- Every room has a cozy fireplace and many with a 2 person Spa Tub
- Rooms are priced per couple.
When booking your room, use the appropriate CODE listed above to receive your discount.
Cipollate con Pancetta (Bacon-Wrapped Scallions)
recipe from Chef Steffani Adaska, Director of A Taste of the Mountains
Yields: 4 Servings
Who doesn’t like bacon? Right? My kids and I can never get enough.
This tasty dish originates from Italy. In Italy, they make with pancetta, often called Italian bacon. That’s a true enough description, but unlike American bacon, which is most often smoked, pancetta is unsmoked pork belly that is cured in salt and spices. It’s then dried for a several months.
I serve this as an appetizer with a a horseradish cream drizzle, or as a side dish. It is so easy to prepare and always a crowd pleaser. I like with the pancetta or the traditional smokey bacon. Try it both ways. Choose your fave!!
- 24 large scallions, trimmed of roots and green tips
- 8 strips bacon (or pancetta)
- Sea salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Wrap 3 scallions together with 1 strip of bacon. Repeat with remaining scallions and bacon and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add bacon-wrapped scallion bunches, and cook, turning as needed, until browned and crisp on all sides, 6–8 minutes.
Alternatively, you can do this over the grill for added flavor. Either way they are delish. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Are you having trouble coming up with a gift for Mother’s Day? Get Mom something she will actually enjoy: a gift certificate for the Bernerhof Inn! Gift certificates are good towards lodging, spa services, or cooking classes.
Get your Gift Certificates here, or check out our spa services and cooking classes.
All aboard…for the Murder Mystery Tour! Come walk the blood red carpet and board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a tantalizing evening of INTRIGUE, SUSPENSE… AND HOMICIDE! It’s Lights! Camera! Murder!
Performance are Scheduled for:
Saturday June 1st,
Saturday June 15th,
and Saturday Oct 26th
Till Death Do Us Part
The Marriage of Becky and Stanley
The pleasure of your company is requested at a reception to honor the union of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson.
As friends and family gather together to offer their congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom,
someone has a different motive for their presence at the reception. Before the bride has a chance to throw
the bouquet, her beautiful dream wedding day quickly turns into a nightmare of mystery, mayhem and murder.
And, you and all the other guests are left to solve the crime.
Will it be the father of the bride who opposed the marriage from the start?
The bridesmaid who longs to be a bride?
The overlooked little sister that has a great inheritance to gain?
Secret will be revealed, motives exposed and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test.
Speak now or forever a killer goes free!
This Fun-Filled Evening includes:
- 2 tickets aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train – leaving from Conway Scenic Railroad promply at 6pm
- Four course dinner (gratuity & Tax included)
Alcoholic Beverages are available at additional cost
- … and the Murder Mystery performance (by Arts in Motion) begins.
Murder Mystery Dinner Menu 2013
- Preset: Crudite Platter served at each table
- First Course: Lobster Bisque
- Second Coarse: Crawford Salad, mixed greens with apples, cranberries, carrots, and cheddar cheese served with maple mustard vinaigrette
- Entree: Choice of:
- Grilled Rib Eye with balsamic herb emulsion
- Baked Stuffed Chicken with prosciutto & gruyere cheese
- Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Stuffed Portabella Mushroom with Roasted Red pepper
- All entrees served with Manchego polenta cake and seasonal vegetable
- Desserts: Trays of mini desserts served at each table
This is an audience participation performance. Dress the part and coming looking Fabulous! Casual Elegant to Formal. Break out the bling, and dare to show some skin. Evening Dresses and Tuxedos are highly encouraged (but not necessary).
Evening Event Cost: $210 per couple
Saturday was pretty chilly outside, but our guests kept warm with a fire and a glass of wine. Sounds like a great idea to me!
There is nothing more relaxing than a weekend (or weekday!) getaway in the White Mountains, especially when we have the Serenity Wellness Studio conveniently located right here at the Bernerhof Inn!
Massage Treatments at the Bernerhof Inn
Essential Massage – Our most popular massage designed and customized for each individual to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, reducing muscle tension and improving overall wellness.
60 minute ~ $85 90 minute ~ $125
Warm Stone Massage – This treatment incorporates warm Basalt Stones to enhance the Essentials Massage by warming the muscles and melting away tension.
60 minute ~ $95 90 minute ~ $135
Deep Tissue Massage – Designed for those who like deeper more specific bodywork on multiple target areas. *90 min session recommended.
60 minute ~ $95 90 minute ~ $135
Couples Massage – Enjoy your customized Essentials Massage along side your friend or loved one! *can be upgraded to Warm Stone or Deep Tissue.
60 minute ~ $170 90 minute ~ $250
Foot Retreat – Perfect for after a day of hiking or hitting the slopes! Your feet will be pampered in a aromatherapy foot bath and softened with an exfoliating foot scrub and callous softener. Finishing off with a lower leg and foot massage including reflexology.
45 minute ~ $70
Couples Foot Retreat – Enjoy our Foot Retreat along side your friend or loved one!
45 minute ~ $140
Hydrating Wrap – After a stimulating dry exfoliation a rich balm will be applied to skin that warms and melts for deep hydration, then wrapped in warm blankets to enjoy an aromatherapy face and scalp massage.
50 minute ~ $70
Learn More or call (603) 383-4200 to set up an appointment.
NEWS FLASH from Mike, the Innkeeper at Bernerhof Inn, Glen, NH:
“SNOW, SNOW, SNOW AND LOTS OF IT!!!”
That’s the latest weather report for Mount Washington Valley New Hampshire.
Come ski in fresh powder!
Take a few of your vacation days, call in sick, or even quit your job, because the skiing is going to be amazing!
We have a few rooms left so BOOK NOW. Call 1-877-389-4852 or 1-603-383-4200 or book online
Be a good cupid and give your love a stay at the romantic Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast along with one of our Romance Packages:
Sweet Delights – Set the mood with these delights. Your romantic getaway will only get better.
Includes: A Box of Hand-Crafted Bavarian Chocolates • A Chilled Bottle of Champagne • A Dozen Beautiful Long-Stem Roses in your room upon arrival.
Love in the Mountains – Pamper the one you love! This Package includes a heavenly one hour Essentials Massage at our “Serenity Wellness Studio