The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea.

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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ramp soup

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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ramp scones

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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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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parsnip flan


By Judy Larkin | Feb 12, 2021

The sweet-flavored parsnip has at various times been added to sweet dishes, especially in the Tudor period when sugar was expensive.  This dish has a creamy taste and the consistency of lemon curd.  In springtime, it was traditionally decorated with sugared primroses. Ingredients: 8 oz. short crust pastry 1 ½ lbs. parsnips, peeled and chopped.…

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west Virginia hot toddy


By Judy Larkin | Feb 6, 2021

Ingredients: Prep Time: 5 minutes  Total Time: 10 minutes Yields: 1 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 1 tbsp. oolong tea (We used Ti Kuan Yin) 1½ oz. moonshine whiskey Juice of half lemon Lemon slice and star anise for garnish In a small pan, combine water, cinnamon, anise and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add oolong…

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irish potato apple cake


By Judy Larkin | Feb 1, 2021

My good friend, Sinéad Moss, has shared her grandma’s Armagh Potato Apple Griddle Cake recipe.  Served with cream, it makes a delicious treat for high tea and of course, don’t forget to make a pot of Irish Breakfast Blend tea to go with it.  Armagh Potato Apple Griddle Cake 1 lb. cooked potatoes, mashed.  Must…

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celtic tea


By Judy Larkin | Jan 25, 2021

Raise a glass on National Irish Coffee Tea Day! National Irish Coffee Day is celebrated on January 25, and we think that it’s the perfect occasion to warm yourself up with a tasty, boozy treat. Irish coffee traditionally consists of black coffee, whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream.   However, for those of you who prefer tea,…

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Belgian cake


By Judy Larkin | Jan 18, 2021

This unusual cake which is moist with a surprisingly light texture is an ideal way to finish up any left-over mincemeat.  Needs to be cold before slicing and the taste and texture is actually better the next day. Ingredients: 4 oz. unsalted butter (softened) 3 oz. soft brown sugar 2 eggs (beaten) 5 oz. self-rising…

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