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The Reefs’ Top-Secret Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Our hot cross bun baking has begun on the eve of Good Friday. We couldn’t hold out on our Reefs fans who can’t be with us this weekend, so we’re sharing the recipe to our spiced, sweet treat!

Bun Ingredients:

¼ Cup Apple Juice or Rum

½ Cup Mixed Dried Fruit

½ Cup Raison or Currents

1 ¼ Cup of Room Temperature Milk

3 Eggs

6 Table Spoons Butter

2 Teaspoon Yeast

¼ Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder

¼ Teaspoon Cloves or Allspice Powder

¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg Powder

1 ¾ Teaspoon Salt

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

4 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour

 

Pre-Bake Glaze Ingredients:

1 Egg White

1 Tablespoon Milk

 

Icing ingredients:

1 Cup + 2 Tablespoon Powdered

½ Teaspoon Vanilla

Pinch of Salt

4 Teaspoons Milk

 

Directions:

Mix all of the dried fruit together with apple juice or rum and cover with plastic and microwave until warm.

Mix the rest of the dry ingredients in, along with milk, eggs, and butter, until dough comes together..

Divide the dough into 3 ¾ ounce balls.

Rest …

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New Employees at The Reefs, Bermuda

Meet The Reefs Resort & Club’s Newest Team Members

Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to bring in a wealth of talent and experience to The Reefs Resort & Club. You can look forward to meeting these new, smiling faces during your next vacation to your favorite Bermuda resort!

 

Orvin J. Sanes, Director of Restaurants

No stranger to island living, Orvin Sanes was born on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. During his first visit to Bermuda, he couldn’t get over what pristine condition the island is kept and how friendly the locals were.

After years of food and beverage experience, he has returned to the island to oversee our dining rooms, Coconuts, Ocean Echo, Royston’s and The Terrace, and to experience the sailing, diving, and, of course, the breathtaking scenery Bermuda has to offer.

Orvin has quickly learned that what sets The Reefs apart is the staff’s dedication to our guests, and our guests’ loyalty to The Reefs. This year, he will focus on improving the restaurant experience in order to …

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Chef Pitcha Prepares Our Signature Bermuda Rock Fish

A Reefs Resort & Club staple, Chef Pitcha will teach you how to prepare our Signature Seared Bermuda Rock Fish on a bed of saffron crushed potato, French beans, and a chives beurre blanc for times when you can’t make it down to Bermuda for dinner.

Follow along with the video or scroll below to view the recipe!

Ingredients: 

7 OZ Rock Fish

6 OZ boiled potato, peeled

4 0Z green beans, steamed

1 tsp. chopped chives

1 tsp. diced white onion

10 g. butter

1 pc. papadum

Salt, pepper olive oil, saffron

¼ cup of white wine

 

Directions: 

In a hot pan add oil until smoky. Sear the fish both sides till golden brown. Remove from pan and place in 400 degree oven.

Remove excess oil from pan, sauté the onion, deglaze with white wine, add cream, butter and chopped chive.

In another pan, sautee onion, garlic, and a few strings of saffron with the potato. Crush the potato with a folk seasoned with salt and pepper and mix properly until hot.

Sautee beans with olive oil. Julienne the papadum and …

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Visit Bermuda – 3 Reasons to Soak Up Bermuda’s Spring Sun

Why visit Bermuda this spring? The reasons are endless, really, but we narrowed it down to our top 3 – the adventures available across the island, our luxury Club Condos, and the sheer happiness Bermuda brings our visitors.

 

1.) Bermuda Adventure

Vacations should be an adventure, and what better way to get your adrenaline pumping than with a dive from the side of a cliff into the clear blue waters of Bermuda? Find everything you need to know about safe Bermuda cliff diving from Bermuda Tourism here.

Less extreme but equally fun ideas for Bermuda adventure include renting scooters right across the street from The Reefs at Oleander Cycles, complimentary stand-up paddle boarding on The Reefs’ private beach, and more.

 

2.) Stay at The Reefs’ Club Condos

If you’re looking for an off-the-grid feel but still stay in the lap of luxury at an award-winning resort, our amazing private vacation condos at The Reefs Resort & Club give you a sense of being at home without sacrificing your slice of …

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