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    7710 US 31 N
    Williamsburg, Michigan
    49690 Phone:(231)938-5930
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    AAA+...Could not be better...Best B&B we’ve stayed in yet!

    Past Guest
    Mr & Mrs Rookus

    This B&B is truly as great as it looks online & it is even more beautiful when you arrive.

    Past Guest
    Mr & Mrs Maas

    The 400 acres of cherry orchards are lovely to stroll. We kicked back in a lounge chair on the large deck while enjoying the spectacular views of the country side.

    Past Guests
    Mr & Mrs Jefferson

    Great News!

    The Country Hermitage B&B is leading the pack for wireless internet Bed and Breakfasts with access throughout the house. So bring your laptop to the Country Hermitage B&B and lay in your cozy bed while surfing the internet. Or, bask in the sun outside on the deck while you email your family & friends about the best B&B in the North.

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    Country Hermitage B&B Cherry Country Scones
    6 Tablespoons Grated Butter (must be kept very cold)
    1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Flour
    1 ½ Teaspoons Sugar
    1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
    Pinch of Salt
    1/3 Cup Buttermilk
    1 Egg
    1 Teaspoon Vanilla
    1/2 Cup Chopped Dried Cherries
    Powdered Sugar

    Makes 8 scones

    Grate butter and put immediately in the refrigerator to keep cold. In a large mixing bowl combine: flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. By hand, mix grated butter (use a Box Shredder) into flour mixture. Place in refrigerator.

    In a separate small bowl mix: eggs, buttermilk & vanilla extract. Mix egg mixture into flour/butter mixture. Fold in cherries.

    Divide into eight portions onto a greased baking stone or cookie sheet.

    Bake at 350 degrees convection oven or
    375 degrees conventional oven for 16-19 minutes until golden brown.
    Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Country Hermitage Individual Soufflé
    6 Eggs Beaten
    1 Cup Cottage Cheese (Small curd)
    1 Bunch Green Onion Chopped
    Salt & Pepper to Taste
    Top with ½ Cup Sharp Grated Cheddar Cheese
    Beat Eggs; mix with cottage cheese, onion, salt & pepper. Bake in individual ramekins. Top with cheese. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

    Our Cherry Blossom Cookie Recipe
    ½ Stick of butter
    ¼ Cup sugar
    ½ Cup brown sugar
    1 Egg
    ½ Teaspoon vanilla
    1 Tablespoon corn syrup
    1 Teaspoon salt
    1 Cup quick oats
    1 ½ Cups flour
    ¾ Teaspoon baking soda
    1 Teaspoon apple pie spice
    ½ Cup chopped dried cherries
    ¾ Cup white chocolate chunks or dark chocolate chips

    Beat butter with sugar, brown sugar & corn syrup. Add in egg & vanilla, beat well. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda, apple pie spice & oats. Add flour mixture to cream mixture. Mix together. Fold in dried cherries and white chocolate. Use a tablespoon to scoop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 14 minutes or until golden brown.

    The Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast is located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan; which makes it easy for you to enjoy your vacation getaway. Our famous breathtaking views of the most scenic sunsets over the Grand Traverse Bay is what makes this Bed and Breakfast a romantic retreat!

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