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Susan’s Top 6 Best Vermont Bed and Breakfast Recipes

One of the highlights of your stay at West Hill House B&B will be the homemade breakfasts and treats! Our Innkeeper, Susan, loves keeping busy in the kitchen, creating her favorite Vermont bed and breakfast recipes for her guests. Susan uses tried and true family recipes, as well as international delights that she’s pulled into our repertoire from cookbooks, magazines, and friends. During your stay, you’ll be treated to breakfast each morning, which changes daily and features locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. 

You’ll love the aromas coming from the kitchen, as baking is one of Susan’s specialties. In fact, Susan first found her love for “stirring it up” when she was young; Susan remembers fondly, “My mom encouraged my cooking skills, and my dad encouraged creative interpretation of recipes. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t like to cook.” She’s continued this baking style in her kitchen, offering guests delicious and classic treats with her own little twist. She’s been collecting recipes for more than 60 years. 

One thing’s for sure: Susan’s Vermont bed and breakfast recipes will be a significant highlight of your stay! We welcome our guests to our dining table, where we’ve seen many friendships form and quick anecdotes turn into hours-long conversations—best served with hot coffee and friendly company. The Inn offers plenty of space for privacy and interaction with other guests and our Innkeepers if you choose. We look forward to hosting you at our table in the beauty of Vermont. Book your lodging today! 

Blueberry platz dessert Vermont Bed and Breakfast Recipes

Susan's Most Read Vermont Bed and Breakfast Recipes

Susan’s Vermont Bed and Breakfast Recipes are often noted in our five-star reviews from past happy guests on TripAdvisor and Google. Each morning, the kitchen at the Inn comes to life with delicate aromas and murmurs. She’s come a long way from her “first stove,” which was a “wooden orange crate complete with painted-on burners, wooden spool knobs, and a heavy cardboard oven door kept closed with a twist knob.” You’ll love Susan’s sweet and savory options that rotate daily for breakfast. If you’ve headed out during the day to explore, there will be a freshly baked afternoon treat awaiting your return!

Here’s a collection of Susan’s most popular Vermont bed and breakfast recipes that now you can recreate at home: 

  1. Scottish Oatcakes: This is one of Susan’s most-read Vermont bed and breakfast recipes! These oatcakes are more like a crispy cracker consistency. They are best enjoyed with local Vermont cheeses, butter, cured meats, or jam—the perfect addition to any charcuterie and cheese board. 
  2. Sandbakkels: This traditional Norwegian sugar cookie is the perfect treat for midday with a cup of tea. More often, these are served around Christmas time, but at West Hill House B&B, you’ll likely see these cookies year-round. 
  3. German Pancakes: Another of the most read Vermont bed and breakfast recipes is German Pancakes. This recipe is always a crowd-pleaser. Different from Dutch Babies, Susan’s are more like a deep-dish, baked, upside-down fruit pancake. Dusted with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream and sausage or two alongside, and you have a very yummy breakfast.
  4. Maple-Almond Cookies: The tagline here is “20 cookies in 20 minutes,” you’ll just love how easy this recipe is to follow with only four ingredients. Of course, the magic comes from our Vermont maple syrup, which we get from the West Hill Sugar Orchard just down the road from our B&B and Hartshorn Organic Farm in Waitsfield 
  5. Mincemeat Biscotti: This crunchy cookie is the perfect compliment to a hot beverage. This is one of the most popular Vermont bed and breakfast recipes due to its versatility—you can use many combinations of fruit, nuts, chocolate, and spices to create the pleasing flavor profile you desire. 
  6. Blueberry Platz: If you’re a coffee cake or streusel fan, you’ll love trying your hand at Platz! Susan often makes this treat in the summer when the fresh, wild Vermont blueberries are in season. Cut them into squares and enjoy them with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. 
Vermont Bed and Breakfast Recipes, photo of a guest room at West Hill house bed and breakfast

Book Your Next Stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont

Susan’s Vermont bed and breakfast recipes will add a touch of sweetness to your stay, and when you combine this with all of the other perks, you’ll be on cloud nine during your visit! Breakfast is always a favorite time of day, and we are proud to source numerous locally produced products in our signature New England breakfast service. We’ve hosted guests from all over the country and, indeed, worldwide, enjoy exchanging experiences over hot coffee and tasty treats. We do our best to accommodate dietary needs and ask that you let us know beforehand.

Besides eating well during your stay, you’ll also love retreating to your restful guest room. Each of our nine accommodations is unique, with different layouts and decor, but all offer the comforts of home and more. Big, comfortable beds, fine linens, luxurious bath products, and so much more. Your lodging will become one of the best elements of your getaway, instead of a mere room to keep your things and sleep at night. Relax in your room with a great vacation read or your favorite movie on the HDTV. 

We also offer a host of high-tech amenities, of course, starting with complimentary 500 Mb/s fiber-connected high-speed WiFi (available throughout the property), ideal for streaming your favorite shows. We have complimentary EV charge points for our guests, both J1772 and dedicated Tesla charging, for those who are traveling in their electric vehicles—we’ve always prided ourselves on our green practices and hope our guests will appreciate them as well.

We can’t wait to pamper you at our Vermont bed and breakfast; Book your lodging today! 

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