Pinehurst Recipes Archive

Decadent Red Velvet Cake – Why Wait?

Pinehurst Resort Head Pastry Chef Joey Norombaba is well known for his signature Red Velvet Cake, and he takes great care in preparing it.

While good things come to those who wait, we don’t want to wait for something this delightful.

So, a Happy early Valentine’s Day from Pinehurst.

Enjoy the amazing red velvet cake at several of Pinehurst Resort’s restaurants. Or, if you dare, give it a shot yourself with the recipe provided by Chef Joey himself.

Red Velet Cake

Or just come and see us.

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The Pinehurst Gingerbread Village


Here’s a look behind the scenes putting together the 2013 Gingerbread Village of Pinehurst at the historic Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort. The Gingerbread Village is constructed by Pinehurst Pastry Chef Joey Norombaba and his incredible team. The Village is on display for the viewing public.

The village display required the sub-structure to be built with plywood by the Hotel carpenters in order to support the structure. The project took the team over 100 hours to be complete.

The display consists of the Carolina Hotel, The Village Chapel and four residential homes in Pinehurst.

Chef Norombaba led a team of 12 artists from the pastry shop and Resort kitchens during four weeks to complete each building and the surrounding details.

So, want to build your own at home? Awesome. Here’s the recipe:

150LBS of 10x powdered sugar
3 Gallons egg whites
3 quarts lemon juice
18LBS rolled fondant
5LB pretzels
3 cups of green food coloring
150LBS of HOUSE BAKED gingerbread
5LBS Dark chocolate
2cs rice Krispies


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