Delight in a candlelight breakfast in the dining room (at fireside in season). Savor wonderful homemade egg dishes, French Toast or an egg casserole and a breakfast meat (s)--sausage, ham and/or bacon, plus choice of 4 different juices, coffee and a medley of fresh fruit. Hot or cold cereals are available upon request. Individual egg orders taken on weekdays for corporate guests.
Special diets are accommodated--please advise when making reservation.
Delight in the time when the fine art of conversation, a Victorian avocation, was practiced while lingering over that last cup of coffee or tea and sharing plans for a day trip to Springfield to experience Abraham Lincoln Museum & Lincoln Presidential Library.
Enjoy some of our favorite recipes: we will be updating and adding recipes here regularly.
Compliments of the Market Street Inn
220 East Market Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568
Member of Select Registry of Distinguished Inns of North America
Rated a prestigious 3 Diamonds by AAA
Loaf of French bread cut 1 1/2 thick, 8 slices. Place slices in single layer in a generously buttered or sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish or pan.
6 eggs beaten
1/8 t. Nutmeg
1/4 t. Cinnamon
1/4 t. Mace
OR a rounded 1/2 t. of Pumpkin Spice in lieu of the 3 above spices
1 t. vanilla
3 C half-and-half (to cut calories, substitute half milk)
Combine eggs, spices, vanilla, cream and mix well. Pour over the bread slices, wait 5 minutes and then turn over each piece. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for a couple of hours. Before baking, turn bread slices to absorb unabsorbed egg mix.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set pan out on counter while oven is pre-heating. Bake for 20 minutes.
Topping: Firm butter, dark corn syrup or pancake syrup, brown sugar and your favorite type of nut (we use English walnuts or pecans).
Remove from oven and place pats of butter, spoon on brown sugar, sprinkle with nuts and pour syrup over and return to the oven for another 20 minutes. We generally plate the individual pieces for serving and top with a little more syrup. NOTE: to avoid fallen pieces, leave in oven until ready to serve; however, turn off the oven.