The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea.

Dandelion Tea Bread

By Judy Larkin | May 3, 2022

DANDELION TEA BREAD Got a lawn full of yellow dandelions?  Why not bake this unusual tea bread that goes well with a cup of tea for a snack or as part of a springtime tea party?  Ingredients: Makes one loaf 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking power ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup dandelion petals…

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Old Fashioned Pi-neapple Pie – A Special Pie for Pi Day.

By Judy Larkin | Mar 13, 2022

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2-1/2 cups crushed pineapple (20 oz. can) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon lemon 2 pie crusts (top and bottom) Directions: Combine first four ingredients. Cook over medium heat until thick and clean, stirring constantly. Add next two ingredients. Cool. Turn pineapple filling into a…

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CHOCOLATE SALTINE TOFFEE

By Judy Larkin | Mar 8, 2022

Recently one of our customers stopped by to purchase his favorite teas and told us that when attending our Holiday Open House he has tried our Chocolate Saltine Toffee pieces – a delicious treat that has now become a favorite with his family. I had forgotten all about this recipe but at his urging am…

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AMISH BUTTERMILK DEEP DISH PIE

By Judy Larkin | Nov 18, 2021

How many times have you been forced to purchase a large container of buttermilk for a recipe that only requires 1/2 cup? (Why can’t they sell it in smaller quantities?) This happened to me today and it reminded me of an easy, and very tasty recipe that will use up all that buttermilk. It is…

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SNICKERDOODLE APPLE SCONES

By Judy Larkin | Oct 11, 2021

These scones go well with the following teas: Pumpkin Spice, Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Apple and, of course, Snickerdoodle. 2-1/4 cups flour ¼ cup packed soft brown sugar 4 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp cream of tartar 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided ¼ tsp. salt ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes ½…

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ICED TEA POPSICLES

By Judy Larkin | Aug 27, 2021

ICED TEA POPSICLES BASIC RECIPE Ingredients: 2 cups water ½ cup granulated sugar 4 heaped teaspoons tea* Instructions: Combine the water and sugar in a pan and bring to boil. Remove from heat and add the tea. Cover and steep for at least ten minutes.  Strain out the tea leaves.  I put the liquid into…

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Wild Ramp & Potato Soup

By Judy Larkin | May 5, 2021

Potato Ramp Soup – Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp butter 1 medium bunch ramps, bulbs & greens divided 1 large leek, trimmed, cleaned well, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced pinch dried marjoram 2 tsp sea salt, or to taste 6 cups water zest + juice of…

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Wild Ramp Scones

By Judy Larkin | May 5, 2021

Wild ramps add a fresh, garlicky flavor to these savory scones. YIELD: MAKES ABOUT 12 THREE-INCH SCONES.  | COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME INGREDIENTS: 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup finely chopped Wild Ramps – greens only 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) COLD…

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BLOND BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

By Judy Larkin | Feb 17, 2021

These brownies come with a different twist than the regular traditional brownie due to the addition of white chocolate chips and raisins. The recipe is quick and easy to prepare. It is a tasty treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or as part of an afternoon tea spread. Ingredients: ¼ cup (1/2 stick)…

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