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The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea

Soups made with Tea

By Judy Larkin | Jan 31, 2020

A warm bowl of soup always tastes nourishing, especially on a cold winter day. Add tea to the broth, and the soup is even more beneficial. What are the advantages of cooking with tea? Well, tea is packed with antioxidants (that get rid of potentially harmful, oxidizing substances in your body) and polyphenols (which work to fight…

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Cranberry Eggnog Trifle

By Judy Larkin | Dec 12, 2019

Eggnog infused cake is layered with fresh cranberry sauce and eggnog pudding in this gorgeous, show-stopping holiday dessert! yield: 12 servings prep time: 30 minutes cook time: 30 minutes total time: 1 hour INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE 1 white cake mix 1 1/4 cups eggnog 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 egg whites 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg FOR THE CRANBERRY SAUCE…

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Cranberry Wassail with Tea

By Judy Larkin | Dec 5, 2019

Serves/Makes: 20 1 quart hot tea 1 quart cranberry juice 1 quart apple juice 3 pieces cinnamon sticks (2 inches long) 12 whole cloves 1 cup sugar 2 cups orange juice 3/4 cup lemon juice 1 orange, sliced, rind studded with cloves if desired 1 lemon, sliced, rind studded with cloves if desired Combine the…

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Cranberry Orange Scones

By Judy Larkin | Dec 5, 2019

3 Cups All- Purpose Flour 1/3 Cups Sugar (Extra Fine is Best) 1-1/2 Tablespoons Baking Powder (MAKE SURE IT IS FRESH) ½ Teaspoons Salt 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Cut into ½ Inch Pieces and Soften ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest 1 Cup Whole Milk 2 Large Eggs 1 Teaspoon Orange Extract 1…

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Microwave Christmas Plum Pudding

By Judy Larkin | Nov 15, 2019

It’s not too early to make your Christmas Plum Puddings.  Ideally, they should be made at least four weeks ahead of time and “fed” brandy every week.  The following recipe is a quick and simple one that can be prepared at the last minute and doesn’t require steaming for hours as do the traditional recipes. …

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Pumpkin Pie Squares

By Judy Larkin | Nov 13, 2019

Yield: 12-15 Squares Ingredients: Crust 1 Cup Sifted Flour 1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats 1/2 Cup Butter Pie Filling 2 Cups Pumpkin Puree 1 Large Can of Evaporated Milk 2 Eggs 3/4 Cup Sugar 1/2 Tsp. Salt 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp. Ginger Caramelized Nuts 1/2 Cup Finely…

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Tea Biscuits for Fido

By Judy Larkin | Nov 11, 2019

DIY Doggie Breath Mints Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/4 cup parsley, dried ¼ cup mint, dried 1 large egg (see tip below for dogs with allergies to chicken products) 1/2 cup of water, plus 1 tablespoon (more water as needed to form the dough) 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions: Preheat the oven…

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Oktoberfest Recipes

By Judy Larkin | Sep 30, 2019

Serves 6 Bavarian Cheese Spread Ingredients: ½ cup unsalted butter 4 oz. cream cheese 4 oz. Brie cheese, cut into small pieces 8 oz. Muenster cheese, cut into small pieces 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 tsp. Hungarian hot paprika 1 tsp. Hungarian sweet paprika 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. caraway seeds ½ white…

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Chai Tea Jelly

By Judy Larkin | Sep 10, 2019

This jelly is good on toast, scones and fillings for cakes. This recipe makes a soft set jelly. Yield: 7 half-pints Ingredients: 4 cups of boiling water 16 heaped teaspoons of Chai Tea 6 cups white sugar 1 package Sure-Jell Powered Pectin ½ teaspoon butter Directions:

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