Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast


Welcome to Apple Tree Lane, a Waupaca,Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Located in an historic Victorian farmhouse, complete with gingerbread trim, the Inn sits on 7.5 acres in a park-like setting along 400 feet of beautiful Crystal River frontage.

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Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Sauce ~ Delightful Holiday Breakfast

We love to offer our guests at the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast, the total experience of the holidays to enjoy all the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season! With the house fully decorated (I think it is our most beautiful tree yet!), the Christmas music playing ( a lot of "White Christmas" because I want it to snow?!), and the fire blazing (it is in the single digits this morning!), we created a wonderful "taste" of the season for breakfast too.

Thanks to our recent guests, Tamara & Joe, they shared one of their favorite Christmas time breakfast recipes with us, and we made it today, and have to agree ~~ Delicious!

We didn't think they would mind if we shared it with all of you ~~

Gingerbread Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1 egg, 1/4 cup molasses, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 1/4 cups milk, 3 Tbs. oil

Directions: Stir all ingredients together until blended, but lumpy. Drop by 1/4 cup fulls onto lightly greased griddle and cook. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with lemon sauce.

Lemon Sauce

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar, dash of nutmeg, 4 tsp. cornstarch, 1 cup water, 2 Tbs. butter, 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

Directions: Stir sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and water in saucepan. Cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring frequently. Then cook 2 minutes more, stirring. Remove from heat. Add butter, zest and juice. Stir until butter melts. Serve warm over Gingerbread pancakes.

Enjoy and Season's Greetings!