The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea

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 water16 heaped teaspoons of Chai Tea6 cups white sugar1 package Sure-Jell Powered Pectin ½ teaspoon butter Directions:

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Carrot and Clover Cake

By Judy Larkin | Aug 20, 2019

Cake Ingredients 8 oz. carrots 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup (heaped) extra- fine sugar 6 white clover flowers (washed & segmented) 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour Heaped tsp baking powder 1/3 cup milk Frosting Ingredients 2 oz. soft butter 5.25 oz. sifted confectioner’s sugar 3 purple clover flowers (washed & segmented) […]

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Gin & Tonic Drizzle Cake

By Judy Larkin | Aug 7, 2019

A strong flavored gin is recommended. Sometimes, the cake can take longer than the stated time due to oven temperatures. Keep an eye on it and make sure the tester comes out clean. Cake Ingredients 8 oz. (two sticks) unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups extra fine sugar 2 cups self-rising flour 4 large eggs 1 […]

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Blueberry Basil Frosty

By Judy Larkin | Jul 4, 2019

Cheers! Perfect for a summer party or family reunion, our non-alcoholic drink is made even more summery with the addition of blueberries and basil. 4 cups of white tea (we used White Peony) 2 cups Blueberries (reserve about ½ cup of berries for the garnish) 2/3 cup white sugar ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 […]

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4 Perfect Iced Tea Recipes For The Summer

By Judy Larkin | Jun 26, 2019

Think outside of the box when brewing a batch of iced tea this summer. Here are 4 recipes perfect to quench that summer thirst. 1. Green Tea Sangria Here’s another refreshing drink to cool down with as the temperatures creep into the triple digits. 1 bottle white wine 1 1/2 cups prepared green tea 1/2 […]

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Chocolate Tiffin

By Judy Larkin | May 12, 2019

We discovered this treat in a tea shop in Wexford, Ireland. Was intrigued with the name because the only “tiffin” I was familiar with is the India tiffin. During the time of the British Raj, it was used to define the British custom of afternoon tea. It is derived from “tiffing”, an English slang term […]

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Curry Shortbread

By Judy Larkin | Jan 14, 2019

I had never considered adding curry to cookies before that pantry raid, but it’s a delicious combination. The curry powder gives these shortbread cookies a warm, golden color and intriguing, almost savory flavor. So even though these cookies make a great dessert, they are just as at home with a glass of champagne or a […]

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My Mum’s Prized Butter Tarts

By Judy Larkin | Dec 7, 2018

This recipe was on our old web-site and we’ve had lots of requests for it to be reposted on the new site.  It was one of my Mum’s best recipes and she always made the tarts at Christmas time or when I went back to England to visit.  They were a special treat. (Butter tarts are […]

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Apple-Green Tea Cocktail

By Judy Larkin | Dec 7, 2018

  Ingredients: 10 heaped teaspoons green tea 2-1/2 cups water ½ cup ice Hard cider Vodka Apple slices for garnish Blue sugar for garnish Heat 1 cup of the water until nearly boiling. Add the tea and let steep for five minutes. Strain the tea over the remaining 1-1/2 cups of water and add ½ […]

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