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Every few months, Chef Evans posts a recipe to Gastronomy, the resort's on-line archive of culinary delights, or a video tutorial to the resort's YouTube channel. From appetizers to desserts, our guests have enjoyed all these recipes - as well as the techniques employed to prepare them. See below for a table of contents. Bon appetit!

Salads & Dressings
Techniques/Video Tutorials

How to Baste An Egg


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How to Poach an Egg


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How to Scramble an Egg


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Shoofly Pie

  • 1 9" pie shell
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1/8 t ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Combine flour & brown sugar in mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, spices and salt. Stir in molasses, then hot water until smooth.
  • Sprinkle a layer of crumb mixture into pie shell, then cover with a layer of the molasses mixture. Alternate in this way ending with crumb mixture covering the top.
  • Place pie on a tray in case of overflow.
  • Bake in 450F for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350F and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.
  • Pie should be done when it does not jiggle.
  • Cool, slice, and eat!
  • This is an interesting Pennsylvania Dutch pie that is sure to make for fun conversation. It is really like no other pie. The topping reminds me of our cobbler topping, but it bakes up like a cake with the baking soda in there.
  • Winter at the farmers market can sometimes seem a little bare, but you are sure to find some local molasses and this is a great way to use it.
  • We serve this with a little sweetened whipped cream!
  • Enjoy!
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New Years Eve Coconut Rice Pudding

  • 1 cup cooked Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 oz. sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom (or other favorite spices)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pistachios or almonds, chopped
  • In large non-stick saute pan placed over medium heat, combine rice and milk. Heat until mix begins to boil. Decrease the heat to low and cook at a simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, stirring frequently (5 min).
  • Increase heat to medium, add cream, coconut milk, sugar, and cardamom. Continue to cook until it begins to thicken again (5- 10 min). Use a whisk to help prevent the cardamom from clumping.  
  • Once the mix begins to thicken, remove from the heat and stir in the raisins and pistachios.
  • Transfer mix into individual serving dishes or glass bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding.  
  • Serve chilled or at room temp. 
  • This is one of my favorite desserts ever! I always make sure it is a part of our New Years Eve dessert buffet.
  • Serve with a little sweetened whipped cream or homemade caramel to really set their Christmas sweaters on fire!
  • Try different spices. I do not always have cardamon around so will use ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg too.
  • Raisins are easy to leave out, but substitute some dried cranberries or other dried fruit. 
  • Also experiment with your favorite nuts. I like the almonds or pistachios the best though.
  • This recipe will serve 4-6. If you include cooking the rice first, the entire process is about one hour to get it in the fridge. I do like it slightly chilled, but it is great warm too.
  • Garnish with a few maraschino cherries, fresh pineapple or mango. Enjoy, and Happy New Year from Evins Mill! 
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Headless Horseman

  • 1 1/2 oz Pickers Vodka (going to be your new favorite)
  • 1/2 oz ginger syrup (recipe below)
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • dash of bitters
  • club soda
  • ice
  • Prepare ginger syrup by bringing 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 cup fresh ginger peeled and thinly sliced to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain syrup and keep refrigerated.
  • We start with a shaker of ice then add 1 1/2 oz. of Tennessee's Pickers vodka.
  • Add 1/2 oz of your ginger syrup, juice from 1/2 of a lime, and a dash of bitters.
  • Shake well and strain into a Collins glass with ice.
  • Finish filling the glass with club soda and garnish with a lime!
Comments & Credit
  • Any vodka will work, but as with any recipe; the better the ingredients, the better the finished product. Pickers has been our new favorite this year; it has the quality of a vodka 3-4 times more in cost! Super smooth.
  • The ginger syrup will keep refrigerated for a couple of weeks; it could also be frozen.
  • A big thanks to our bartender, Benjy for working on this great drink and letting me be the taste tester! Benjy is also responsible for the awesome photography above.
  • This has been an addictive drink at Evins Mill this fall; enjoy!   
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