Fall Inspiration in the Kitchen at Brewster by the Sea

Fall Inspiration in the Kitchen at Brewster by the Sea

by Elizabeth Newcomer, Innkeeper

Fall is officially here on Cape Cod and with a view like this out of the inn’s kitchen, how can I not think about fall menu items??

Higgins Windmill Drummer Boy Park | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MA

I draw inspiration from many sources including my favorite cookbooks, dining experiences, Pinterest and many food blogs/instagram accounts. One of my absolute favorite places to search for new ideas is the food blog Food52 because the site has a ton of unique recipes that I can modify to make them work for the inn’s breakfasts. Recently I tried a recipe for Honey Pumpkin Biscuits because after all, it is fall and what better ingredient to use than 100% organic pumpkin puree to add a touch of seasonality to our breakfasts? They were super easy to make and turned out perfectly!

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MA

Easily made the day before and I definitely recommend serving with a whipped honey or cinnamon butter! Check out the recipe below!

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Seasonal
Author: Food52 Beth Kirby
Serves: 10
Warm, spiced and flecked with sea salt, these honey sweetened pumpkin buttermilk biscuits are the perfect way to greet a brisk fall morning.
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and spices.
  3. In a glass measuring cup combine & whisk the pumpkin, honey and buttermilk.
  4. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using your fingers, two knives or a pastry cutter until pieces are pea size.
  5. Stir all but the last 1/4 cup of the buttermilk mixture in with a fork just to combine. If mixture seems dry, add the additional 1/4 cup. It should be a sticky dough.
  6. Turn dough out onto a well floured work surface. Dough will be sticky. Sprinkle top of dough with flour, and pat into a rectangle, fold in half, rotate clockwise, pat back out and fold again. Repeat this once more, and then gently pat the dough out to about 1-inch thick.
  7. Line baking sheet with parchment and cut biscuits (10) from dough. You can either make them rectangles or use a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter.
  8. Bake for 10-13 minutes until puffed and cooked through.



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A pandemic escape!

Amy and her staff are incredible. The attention to detail is hands down the best. Given all that is going on in this Covid-19 world, we felt safe and comfortable. Check-in was contactless. Our room was perfect. The breakfasts were wonderful and loved the cookies in the afternoon. The icing on the cake was Sweet Pea, Amy's dog, an absolute love! Amy, thank you, we'll be back!

— TripleAMom, July, 2020


Outstanding getaway!

This was our second time staying at this lovely inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the grounds are both spacious and tranquil. There is even a pool which is an excellent way to cool off after a day exploring the nearby trails or bike path. The breakfasts are creative and delicious and very filling. Amy, the owner and innkeeper is wonderful. She takes great care of the property and is so welcoming to her guests. She is very gracious in helping with advice on what to do in the area and making dinner reservations. We were among her first guests as Massachusetts began to "open up" during the Covid 19 crisis. She took great care to assure that everything was done to make her guests safe and comfortable. We look forward to returning.

— Pat I., June, 2020


A very enjoyable and relaxing stay

We had another wonderful experience here at Brewster By The Sea.  Lovely walks on the Flats and enjoying the local food!  In spite of COVID, Amy & staff helped us feel SAFE and at home!

— Ross & Patricia, Delmar, NY    6/26/20


Another Memorable Weekend

Thank you for everything, Amy!  We had a wonderful getaway.  Your Inn and all of your extra touches make this place so special.  We look forward to returning soon. 

— Patti & Joe, North Readin, MA     06/14/20