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December 2011




Happy holidays from your friends at the Foley House Inn. We added an extra recipe this month so you wouldn't run out of things to do.


Red Velvet Cupcakes   

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    Red Velvet Cupcakes 
    This is what made Santa fat!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder  
  • 2 oz. red food coloring (two bottles)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs at room temperture 
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.


2. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, mix food coloring and cocoa powder to form a thin paste without lumps; set aside.


3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then beat in vanilla and the red cocoa paste, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as you go. Add one third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat well, and then beat in half of the buttermilk. Beat in another third of flour mixture, and then second half of buttermilk. End with the last third of the flour mixture; beat until well combined, making sure to scrape down the bowl with a spatula.


4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda. Yes, it will fizz! Add vinegar mixture to the cake batter and stir well to combine. Using an ice cream scoop, fill cupcake cups with cake batter (they should be 2/3 - 3/4 full). You may not fill all the cups; I ended up with 20 cupcakes. Place muffin tins on the middle rack of a preheated 350-degree oven. Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Check early and don't overbake!


5. Cool the cupcakes in their tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove and allow cooling completely before frosting. Frost cupcakes with cream cheese icing (recipe below) and decorate with red sprinkles if desired.



Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese - softened 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt 


With an electric mixer, blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Turn mixer to low speed and blend in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Turn mixer on high and beat until light and fluffy. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to use. If refrigerated, the frosting will need to be brought to room temperature before using (after frosting softens up, beat with mixer until smooth).


Banana Pudding  

Banana Pudding
  • 1 large pkg instant vanilla pudding 
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk  
  • 16 ounces of whipped topping
  • Sliced Bananas 
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies    




Mix pudding and milk; add condensed milk. Blend well; fold in half the whipped topping. Alternate layers of pudding, bananas and vanilla wafers; top with remaining whipped topping and a few banana slices.  

Savannah Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree in Ellis Square
Holidays In Savannah

Come to Savannah for a superb Holiday Weekend 

Friday, Dec 9th 

Begin your Savannah weekend by attending the City Market Holiday Open House. Experience the beauty of holiday decorations including hundreds of lights and over 500 luminaria in the courtyard.  Enjoy Christmas carolers, visit with Father Christmas, and sample holiday treats in the shops and galleries. This annual Open House starts at six pm and continues until nine.  Wayne Chambers, Holiday Tour of Homes' featured artist, will be welcoming guests in his gallery. 

Saturday, Dec 10th 

At least six stunning historic properties are featured on each of our afternoon and evening House Tours -- 12 different properties in all.  Another magnificent private residence, not included on the house tours, has been selected as the venue for the Victorian Tea held between the afternoon and evening tours.  

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Upcoming Savannah Events


New Years Eve
New Years Eve is on a Saturday
New Years Eve


Ring in the New Year at City Market! It's an outdoor street party and you are invited to join in the fun. Live music starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. Be sure to make your dinner reservations at one of our outstanding restaurants.  

Scottish Games
Polar Bear Plunge

The Tybee Polar Plunge began as an unorganized event spawned from a North Beach New Years eve party challenge. Outgrowing the North Beach after 3 years the plunge now has its home on the South End of Tybee Island at the Walter Parker Pier and Pavilion. The Society of 40 men or 8 horses took the helm of the plunge in 2010 to raise funds for nurses scholarships.

104 The Essex
The Essex

The Foley House Inn has Gift Certificates available for purchase in any dollar amount. Call us today at 800-647-3708 and we will add a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival for Gift Certificate purchases of $100 or more.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season,

Grant & Allisen Rogers
Foley House Inn



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