Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book

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

Vanilla-Caramel Ice Cream

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

Strawberry & Lavender Scones

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

Yummy Teapot Cookies of JA image

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