Stay Local

The Croff House

Stay local.  What does that mean?  It means both keeping close to home and supporting local, independently owned businesses.  It means discovering unexplored territory right in your back yard and find new, unknown destinations.  Being just 2 hours north of New York City The Croff House fits the bill.

As we all prepare for life post CoVid19 we should do so judiciously, with care and thought.  Travel is certainly one of the things most people will want to do; get out and get away. At the same time many of the rules will still be in place: social distancing and masks chief among them.  So how do the two mesh?  Here’s going to be our approach at The Croff House:

  • Every guest will have their temperature taken with an infrared thermometer prior to entering the Inn.  Any guest who shows a temperature or any symptoms of the virus will be denied check-in and will receive a full refund.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be followed for check in
  • Guests will be required to wear masks while in any public area of the inn (Dining Room, Living Room, etc.).  Guests do not need to wear masks while in their guest room or while eating.
  • Social distancing will apply and guests are required to follow the six-foot guidelines at all times including in the hallways and on the stairssd
  • Before breakfast guests will be provided instructions on how the meal will be served to ensure the safety of both the innkeepers and all guests
  • Daily housekeeping will be provided as usual
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Inn
  • Any guest who displays symptoms of the virus during their stay may be subject to having their temperature taken and asked to leave if their temperature is above normal.  A refund for the unused portion of their stay will be provided.
  • Access to the Inn’s kitchen is strictly prohibited

Hudson Valley ApplesWe understand there is a delicate balance between safety and comfort and will do our best to provide both.  The Croff House experience has always been exceptional and we want to keep it that way.

RECIPE: Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole is one of our newer recipes.  This is one of those recipes that you prepare the night before, so it’s perfect for holidays.  It’s also great for when you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen.  We’ve adapted the recipe by substituting the canadian bacon with a “veggie” alternative.  The Hollandaise sauce takes a few minutes “low and slow”, but it definitely worth the effort.  Topped with some fresh chives from our garden the dish a a real show stopper!

Of course you could skip the cooking altogether and book a stay with us!  Click here to check availability.

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

Serves 10

Ingredients

  • Vegetarian eggs benedict casserole6 English muffins
  •  12 ounces vegetarian Canadian bacon, chopped (we use Yves Canadian Bacon)
  •  8 eggs
  •  2 cups 2% milk
  •  1 teaspoon onion powder
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/4 tsp pepper
  •  1/4 teaspoon paprika

 

For the Sauce

  •  4 egg yolks
  •  1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  2 tablespoons lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  •  1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Turn on your broiler.
  2. Cut the English muffins into bite sized pieces. Toast on a baking sheet and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until bread is crisp and lightly browned.
  3. Flip the pieces to ensure even cooking.
  4. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with butter flavor cooking spray and spread half of the Canadian bacon evenly around.  Top with toasted muffin pieces, then the remaining bacon.
  5. Whisk the eggs, milk, onion powder, and salt and pepper in a large bowl and pour evenly over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 375.  Allow the casserole to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Top with with paprika and cover with aluminum foil.  Bake at 375° for 35 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and bake  until the top is toasted and a tester inserted into the casserole comes out clean about 10-15 minutes.

For the sauce:

  1. Place a pyrex bowl over simmering water.  Whisk the egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and mustard constantly until it reaches 160° or is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Reduce heat to low. Whisking constantly drizzle in warm melted butter.
  2. Do not leave the sauce unattended as it will “seize” (separate) and you’ll have to start the process all over again!
  3. Slice the casserole down the middle length wise then cut into 10 even pieces.  Drizzle sauces over each piece and sprinkle with additional paprika or fresh chives.