The Alps is known as much for the freshness and quality of its delicious breakfasts as it is for its luxurious accommodations. These are two of our guests favorites.
Alps Butter Pecan Belgian Waffles
This is a terrific waffle recipe, the best we have tasted. These waffles are easy to make and have a great buttery pecan flavor.
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, unsalted melted
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (walnuts may be substituted)
Preheat a waffle iron. Spray iron with non-stick spray before first waffle. In a bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Set aside. In a separate bowl, food processor or blender, combine the egg yolks, milk, baking powder, flour and melted butter. Beat until smooth. By hand, fold in the reserved egg whites and the chopped pecans. Proceed according to waffle iron manufacturer's directions. These waffles taste great with maple syrup or your favorite toppings. Garnish with pecan halves.
Alps Cowboy Cookies
Our guests rave about these cookies so we always keep plenty on hand. We make some with chocolate chips and some with raisins.
1-1/4 cups butter flavored Crisco
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups oats, rolled and dry
1-1/4 cups corn or bran flakes cereal
1 cups chocolate chips or raisins
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt: add to the creamed mixture. In a separate bowl, combine oats, corn or bran flakes, and chocolate chips or raisins. Add to the dough mixture by hand. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes or until the edges turn brown and the centers still look chewy.
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* AAA, 3 Diamond Awarded.
* Mobil Travel Guide, 3 Star Awarded.
* Frommer's, Preferred Accommodations.
* Westword Magazine, Awarded "Best of".
* "Recommended Country Inns in the Rockies" by Doris Kennedy.
* Denver's 5280 Magazine, Awarded "Top of the Town".