Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sour Cream Coffee cake recipe from the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed andbreakfast

Parish House Inn Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This buttery coffee cake has a layer of sugar, nuts and cinnamon and melts in your mouth. It also makes a yummy dessert with sliced strawberries

and a dollop of whipped cream...enjoy!

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 teaspoons sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 large eggs

1 cup sour sream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Note: It is always best to have the ingredients at room temperature when baking.

1. Coat a 9x3 1/2 inch tube pan with cooking spray for baking, or spray and dust with flour.

Preheat ove to 350o.

2. In a small bowl mix together pecans, cinnamon and 4 teaspoons sugar and set aside.

3. In another small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

3. In the bowl on an electric mixer, cream the butter and gradually add the 2 sups of sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Beat in the sour cream and vanilla; fold in the flour mixture until batter is just combined. Pour one third of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon, nut mixture on top of the batter. Spoon on remaing batter and smooth the top.

5. Bake for 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and turn out onto a rack. Cool completely. This will keep for several days and just get more buttery tasting.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Guest Comments at the Parish House Inn an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast

February brought many guests to the Parish House Inn who were celebrating anniversaries and other special occasions, and they shared their thoughts in the rooms diaries. In our 19 years, we have been honored to have many people spend their wedding night, first anniversary, tenth anniversary and more. Here are a few of the comments;


Feb 12, 2012There are no words to express our appreciation for your wonderful hospitality all these years. This is our tenth anniversary anbd you and your B&B have made all of our anniversaries memorable...Debbie & Mick
Feb 27, 2012"My husband and I took a much needed night away as a belated Valentine' treat for each other. this room was perfect for us to relax and enjoy all the details that made our stay very enjoyable. We took a long walk through Depot Town before eating dinner at Haab's restaurant...Jeff & Cindi
Mar 4, 2012
We have been here for our honeymoon, first anniversary, a getaway and now our 10th anniversary. We've enjoyed sharing our little milestones in this beautiful room...Rob & Jessie

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn bed and breakfast