Recipes from the DoubleTree by Hilton restaurant

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Today’s recipes come from Karen Alt of the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport.

Pound Cake

1 cup unsalted Butter, room temperature
½ cups Sugar
4 Eggs
2 cups Cake Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
¼ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Vanilla extract

Boulevard Brewing Co.Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9″x5″ loaf pan.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Add vanilla extract.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the batter and mix completely. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, until golden brown.

Paired with Long Strange Tripel & Belgian Tripel (Smokestack Series) from Boulevard Brewery.


Caramelized Bananas

2 Bananas, ripe, sliced ½” thick
1 oz. Butter

Caramel Sauce:
1 cup Sugar
3 Tbsp. Water
½ cup Heavy Cream


  • In a saucepan, add sugar and water over high heat. Brush sides of pan with water or prevent sugar from crystalizing.
  • When sugar comes to a boil, watch for the color to change to amber.
  • Carefully add heavy cream and whisk to incorporate.
  • Strain caramel sauce through a fine sieve to remove any lumps that may have occurred (reserve and set aside).
  • In a sauté pan, add the butter and melt. Add bananas and stir for about 30 seconds. Add caramel sauce, bring to a simmer and take off heat.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Yield: 24 oz.

2 cups Heavy Cream
4 Egg Yolks
¼ cup granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1 ½ tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 ¼ cups caramel sauce


  • Heat heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract and salt until almost boiling. Temper into egg yolks. Pour back into sauce pan. Whisk constantly until slightly thickened.
  • Pour into a bowl over a water bath. Whisk caramel sauce into egg/cream mixture.
  • When cool, strain into a pitcher.
  • Churn in ice cream machine until ready (frozen).


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