Yesterday, the votes were tallied and the winner of our first annual Breakfast Recipe Challenge was announced. The victorious dish was bittersweet chocolate waffles topped with mint buttercream and strawberry sauce from the Lyttleton Inn in Littleton, MA. The dish is pictured below, along with a photo of innkeeper Mary Dugan in her kitchen. You can view the recipe here. Congrats Mary!
Overall, we received nearly 100 recipes from innkeepers all over the world. A team of BedandBreakfast.com employees, along with the help of guest judges Danielle Contray of Budget Travel and Helen Anders of The Austin American-Statesman, narrowed them down to The Savory Sixteen. The contest took place on Facebook. Our fans voted on the recipes, which went head-to-head in match-ups until one winner remained. We're thrilled that we were able to spread awareness one of the best benefits of staying at a B&B--the delicious homemade breakfast!
The runner-up recipe was for pumpkin pancakes with carmelized pecans, whipped cream, and ginger syrup. It came in a very close second, so we want to give some kudos to the innkeeper, Kathleen A. Janke, of Gracehill, a bed and breakfast in Townshend, TN. Her recipe was very popular. You can see a photo of Kathleen Below menu-planning in her kitchen, plus a photo of her dish. Congrats to Kathleen for coming in a strong second!