Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Special Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

In our experience, either you are a dessert eater or you are not.

You wouldn't believe how many of our guests have become dessert eaters during their stay at the Lodge.

The reason? Chef Ian's incomparable Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

  • 3 loaves cinnamon raisin bread, cut in quarters
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 quarts heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 12 whole eggs
  • 2 cups sugar

  1. Combine all ingredients (except bread) in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly
  2. Place bread in a 2 inch hotel pan (the kind you would see at a buffet)
  3. Pour mixture over bread
  4. Gently mix making sure to get all bread soaked *Be sure not to overmix, if the bread breaks down it will make the bread pudding too dense.
  5. Wrap with plastic wrap and aluminum foil
  6. Place in a 325 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes
  7. Remove foil and plastic wrap and put back in oven for an additional 15-20 minutes

Serve hot with ice cream or whipped cream


This recipe will feed at least 10 - 15 depending on portion size.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Letters from Friends

When Buddy, Jeanie and James set out to create an authentic Adirondack retreat in the Smokies, one of their sole goals was to make sure the Lodge felt warm, rustically elegant yet comfortable.

We hear time and time again from our guests that the Lodge feels like the mountain house of a dear friend, rather than a hotel. Mission accomplished!

Here is a note from a recent guest that we are pleased to have received and even more pleased that they appreciate our efforts to preserve our natural surroundings, while ensuring an enjoyable stay at the Great Camp of the Smokies:

Dear Mr. Mc Lean,

My family and I recently celebrated my birthday with an excellent dinner at your Lodge and enjoyed a picnic the next day at the Lodge's pavilion.

How wonderful to discover a place where the Smoky Mountain experience is enhanced rather than exploited!

You and your family are truly good stewards of your mountain legacy.

Thanks to all your staff for this memorable celebration.

Barbara Knight

Thank you, Barbara! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge very soon...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You're Invited: Greatest Gifts Weekend

There never seems to be enough time during any given weekend. But that feels especially true during the harried holiday season.

How about a little time to catch up with family, friends or maybe enjoy some moments just for yourself? We know...it's a novel idea!

Greatest Gifts Weekend
December 4-5, 2009

This weekend we invite you to come to the mountains and take part in one of our holiday workshops:
  • Wreath Making
  • Gingerbread House Decorating
  • Tea Blending
Or just relax and enjoy the magic of the season at the Lodge, made perfect by cocoa sipped fireside. Mmm...and to all a good night!

Reservations are required for the workshops. All our welcome!

Give us a call - 1.866.30.LODGE or email us at frontdesk@buckberrylodge.com to reserve space.

Click here for more information.