During our trip to Salt Lake City, we spent a lot of time around Temple Square, and were interested to see that Brigham Young’s home, built in 1856 for his family, has been made into a restaurant called the Lion House.
This was a simple salad, a chicken pastry and rice dish, a roll, and their special sting of the bee cake. Really nice.
They publish the recipe for the yeast rolls here on their site
Another SLC specialty, sting of the bee cake:
The cake is delicious. Really different — rather than a super soft cake, it’s something like the cross between a cake and biscuit dough. It holds up so well to the thick layer of icing that goes in the middle.
Shugie and I wanted to try to make our own version. I found a copy of what’s said to be the official recipe online. Basically we followed those instructions with a little variation: we substituted chopped pecans for slivered almonds (because Alabama) and because yum, we decided to forego the layer of raspberry for adding about 1/2-cup straight peanut butter and teensy Ghirardelli chocolate chips to the icing. It makes a big cake and we shared a large portion of it with family and friends, and of course it got devoured here too. Fab.