Lemon Sauce Recipe

Lemon Sauce Recipe

A Lemon Sauce Recipe for Topping Gingerbread Pancakes

Lemon Sauce Recipe

This recipe is a delightful sauce that is light and not too sweet, is a wonderful complement to our Gingerbread Pancake Recipe.


  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 Tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice


In a medium saucepan mix the sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg. Cook over medium head, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and clear. Add butter, lemon zest and lemon juice, stirring until the butter melts.

Serve hot.

Lemon Sauce Recipe Notes

This sauce can be prepared ahead of time, refrigerated, and then reheated before serving.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

Cape Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe photo
Cape Cod Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Cape Cod Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Get those Summer Days Off to a Lush Start.

This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie recipe will remind you of the Summer exuberance you felt when were a child.

Makes 4 servings.


  • 10 Cubes of frozen fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Cup water or organic pineapple juice (depending on the sweetness of the oranges)
  • 1 Cup vanilla ice cream


Wash fresh oranges and squeeze into a pitcher. Pour juice into ice-cube tray and freeze.

Place frozen orange juice cubes, pineapple juice or water, and ice cream into a blender and mix well. Pour mixture into your glassware. Garnish with fruit and whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Alternate Recipe Options: For a healthier version, try substituting vanilla yogurt for the ice cream and whipped cream.

Recipe Notes:

This recipe was brought to us by our daughter, who lives in Southern California. She has several orange trees in her garden. The trees bloom and come into fruit in alternating seasons. This way we always have fresh organic orange juice when we visit. It is delightful.

At the Palmer House, we frequently use fresh squeezed orange juice from the local farmer’s market. It makes a wonderful impression in our signature morning juice, the Cape Cod Sunrise.

Another key element to this recipe is the freezing of the orange juice. This not only allows you to save some of that healthy vitamin C for a few extra days, it allows the smoothie to contain all fruit and keeps it from tasting watered down.

A Sumptuous Start to Your Day on Cape Cod

Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the sun dappled breakfast room, as the aroma of fresh brewed coffee fills the room and enjoy a delightful meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods. Meals frequently consist of a fruit starter, followed by a sweet or savory main dish.

The Inn’s organic herb garden, we affectionately refer to as The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.

Gluten Free Leprechaun Footprint Pancakes

Leprechaun Footprint Pancakes for St. Patrick's Day

Leprechaun Footprint Pancakes for St. Patrick's Day

Serves 2 (makes 4, 5-inch pancakes).


  • 1 Cup Gluten free flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Few raisins


Mix all of the ingredients, except for the raisins, together in a bowl. Add more milk to achieve the desired consistency. More liquid will make thinner pancakes and less liquid for thicker pancakes.

Spoon batter on to hot, lightly oiled, pan or griddle. Use the back of the spoon to spread batter to desired diameter. Place a footpath of raisins across the uncooked side of the pancake. Flip when bubbles form on the surface and edges.

More Irish Recipes

Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling Cape Cod cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.