Seasonal Inspirations

Strolls > Fall is a magnificent season in Quincy. Grab a sweater and meander The Maine Street Mile. Our most notable thoroughfare is saturated in mood lifting hues:) We affectionately call it the Smile Mile.
 
Cozy Itineraries > Prost! Our newest itinerary cheers all things German in our fair city, featuring six spots sure to fire you up. Tasty treats from morning to night. Begin with a Butter Streusel Danish from Quincy's oldest bakery, grab a Braunschweiger Sandwich from a beloved 1948 corner deli, and end with a warming nightcap at The Ratskeller -- an underground German bar in the historic Dick Brothers Brewery Complex. Peruse PROST! Itinerary here.
 
Featured Recipe > Hummingbird Cake {a close cousin of Italian Cream Cake}, is a Quincy Service League classic. The nonprofit volunteer organization was formed in 1938, providing generous community support along with a Holiday Gift Show, where this heavenly cake makes its appearance annually (2022 show: Nov 19-20). Enjoy!
Cake:
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 sm. can coconut
  • 1 c. chopped nuts
  • 5 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter & sugar. Beat until smooth. Add egg yolks; beat well. Combine flour & baking soda. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla. Add coconut & nuts. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour batter into three greased & floured 8-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 for 25 min. Cool & frost with Cream Frosting. 
 
Cream Frosting:
  • 1 (8-oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
Cream together cheese, powdered sugar, butter and pecans. Frost cake. 
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