Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tourism and Tastes of Tucson

Did you miss us? If so – please let us know. We are back from a 6 month hiatus and eager to tell you about some of Tucson’s tourist treasures and what’s new at the Inn.

Learn how to make a glass bowl or a glass ornament. You and your family can learn glassblowing at the Sonoran Glass Art Academy! Welcoming teachers show you how to create your own art work out of molten glass. Check out

Take advantage of summer’s abundance of fresh fruit. Give this blueberry peach breakfast cake a try.

Blueberry Peach Breakfast Cake

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter 9 inch springform pan.

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup lightly salted butter
¾ cup of sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
2 large eggs

3-4 large, fresh ripe peaches
½ cup fresh blueberries

1 Tbs. white sugar
¼ tsp. cinnamon

Cream the butter. When fluffy, slowly add the sugar. Add eggs to the mixture one at a time, beating until blended after each egg. Beat in the almond extract. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to the sugar mixture in three parts, thoroughly blending each addition.

Spread the batter in the prepared springform pan.

Peel and pit the peaches. Slice each peach into ¼ inch slices. Press the slices into the cake batter, slightly overlapping the slices. Place the slices in two concentric circles. Place the blueberries on the batter in the center of the cake.

Combine the sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the fruit.

Bake on the middle rack in the oven for 50 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden and a tester inserted comes out clean. Release from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. Freezes well.

Serves 8 or more.

What’s new at the Adobe Rose Inn?

We now own ARI Foods LLC, a company that produces our scone mix and baked scones. You can order scones on line at You can purchased baked scones at The Loft Cinema to enjoy with your movie. Or look for Jim - AKA Farmer James – at the Oro Valley Farmers Market on Saturdays and the St. Phillips Farmers Market on Sundays. He’ll have samples of fresh scones, scone mix to take with you and freshly baked scones to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. These are great options for guests. I love the picture of the glassblower; the art of glass is so magical to me, it is really amazing to watch.It would be enthralling to take part of and experience the chance to work with molten glass. This is a really cool activity, I will be sure to share it with my friends who will be traveling to Tucson in a few months.