Our Endless Summer!!
September and October
seldom come along. When they do, you have to grab them."
--- Audrey Hepburn
Summer! In Saugatuck, ours just goes on and on. Once the waters of Lake
Michigan have heated (now 76°F) they long continue to warm
the breezes along our shores, giving us a lovely Indian Summer through
September and October. You can surf for that perfect wave near the
Dunes, golf at The Ravines, sail or fish, picnic in a vineyard, walk
the beach or Crane’s corn maze in your shorts, dance under the stars
or join an outdoor sing-along, all amidst warm gentle breezes. Come
and extend your Summer with us.
Endless Summer Specials
Mid-week rates begin at $195
Weekend rates begin at $275
Call 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465
Wickwood Inn ---
Chocolate Lovers Especially
Welcome at Wickwood!
|We think this
economy calls for more chocolate. It just makes everyone happier. So
in addition to all of our terrific food, now there’s even more
chocolate (see below), only because numerous studies recently have
finally convinced us that it’s really good for us!
JULIA’S LITTLE CHOCOLATE BITES
Petite Nuages de Chocolate
We’ve been a bit
obsessed with these chocolate treasures for years and have
kept them secret. They’re bite-sized versions of Julia’s
Flourless Chocolate Cake, an idea she gave us long ago.
Finally we've decided to share this embarrassingly simple
"I just love to eat!" ----
Chocolate Bites have a
crunchy top and beneath the consistency of a cloud. They
simply dissolve in your mouth into lovely silky chocolate. Pace yourself. They’re deceptively rich. Yields 32-36 Little
9 ounces best quality bittersweet chocolate (60-64% cacao)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1½ cups sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1. Roughly chop the
chocolate into pieces. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and add
the butter. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
until the two ingredients have melted. Mix well and transfer
to a large bowl and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to
325°F. Sift the sugar and flour together, then stir into the
chocolate. Add the eggs and mix well. Cover and let rest at
room temperature for 30 minutes. The batter will thicken as it
3. Line 1½ inch miniature muffin tins (24 to the pan) with cupcake
papers. (Of course, you can make these in regular muffin tins,
but they are too rich for our palate.) Spoon the batter to ¾
full for each cupcake into the paper-lined cup. Bake 16-18
minutes (if large bake 30-35 minutes) The brownies will still
be moist when done, but the tops will puff up and look crisp and rounded. They will fall slightly as they
cool. Let them cool in the pan, if you can leave them alone.
They’re fragile and will fall apart if not cool. Best to
disappear within 48 hours.
“Julie and Julia”
We thought the movie was truly a joy! It brought back many
fond memories of Julia and, of course, Meryl nailed her to a
“T”. We’ll do our “Ode To Julia” in the next newsletter.
"Wickwood has the most popular rooms
--- New York Times, August 3, 2008
To take advantage of these low rates today, call us
at 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465,
9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST everyday.
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