Mr. Woodhouse in Emma, may have thought cake was too rich at Mrs. Weston's wedding. What would he think of Woodhouse Chocolate in St. Helena, CA? http://www.woodhousechocolate.com/
Amazon reports: More than a cookbook, the Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book delineates a lifestyle at the top of English society and intelligentsia at the time. This treasure trove that includes unlikely dishes such as Turnips Cresselly and Penally Pudding contains, even, another cook evident in the work: The recipe for boiling rice is in … Continue reading Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book
Tickle your taste buds with this cool, smooth frozen treat infused with black tea—ideal for a lazy summer afternoon outdoors.Vanilla-Caramel Ice CreamMakes about 2 quarts4 cups half-and-half1 cup sugar5 bags vanilla-caramel black tea*1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved2 (12.25-ounce) jars prepared caramel topping, divided12 egg yolks1 (4-ounce) box chocolate dessert shells**Garnish: white … Continue reading Vanilla-Caramel Ice Cream
Spun Sugar BowlsMakes 12 bowlsNonstick cooking spray1 1/4 cups sugar1/3 cup light corn syrup1/4 cup water1. Thoroughly spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray; set aside.2. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook until the mixture registers between 310° and 320° on an instant-read candy … Continue reading Spun Sugar Bowls
Strawberry-Lavender SconesMakes 12 scones2 1/2 cups sifted bread flour1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries1/2 cup finely chopped toasted almond slivers1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, divided2 teaspoons lavender2 1/2 tablespoons honey1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with … Continue reading Strawberry & Lavender Scones
Lemon CurdMakes 2 cups1/2 cup fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons lemon zest3 egg yolks1 1/2 cups sugar1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces1. In a double boiler over medium-high heat, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg yolks. Add sugar and continue whisking for 8 to 10 minutes until lemon curd thickens slightly. Remove from heat, … Continue reading Recipe for Lemon Curd-Yum!
Here’s a recipe for a potato peel pie, but I warn you, it tastes like paste. The more authentic it is, the nastier. These ingredients will make a very small pie (expand at will):1 potato 1 beet 1 Tablespoon milkPeel the potato and put the peelings in a pie pan. Don’t cook the peels, because … Continue reading Annie Barrows’ Potato Peel Pie Recipe
Mischief Mari is a delightful cookie chef who has made a gourmet tribute to our favorite author. She has consented to give an online lesson on decorating the cookies at http://mischiefmaricookies.com/jane_austen_teapot_cookie_howto.htmlWhen asked why she wanted to make JA cookies, her response was, "With Jane Austen on for a good part of this year (on PBS) … Continue reading Yummy Teapot Cookies of JA image
Tea Time Magazine in honor of Presidents Day in February is doing a special spread to Salute First Ladies past and present with an elegant Afternoon Tea. The feature includes recipes and a short history of some of our most influential First Ladies.Please visit http://www.teatime.com/ for more information.