The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea

pumpkin scones

Pumpkin Scones

By Judy Larkin | Nov 20, 2018

This month’s recipe is for pumpkin scones with a caramel drizzle.  This scone is a good spicy, sweet treat in the morning with a hearty breakfast tea or as an after-dinner dessert. Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. It’s time to rethink this plump, […]

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How To Make Scotch Eggs

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

Fortnum & Masons, the famous London department store, claims to have invented Scotch eggs. In the 1730s, Fortnum’s had to create foods to suit its wealthy customers, whose far-flung country estates could only be reached by long-distance coach rides. Portable snacks were in demand, so Fortnum’s came up with a number of ideas, including wrapping […]

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Millionaire’s Shortbread From Hunny Bee Vintage

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

Judging from the rave reviews of the customers of Hunny Bee Vintage in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, this has to be their favorite dessert.  Former policeman from Glasgow, Scotland, and now baker extraordinaire, Alan Condie was very kind enough to share his recipe with us. (The clue to the richness of this recipe is in the name.)  https://www.facebook.com/HunnyBeeVintageLowestoft/ […]

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Yorkshire Teacakes

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

In spite of the name, the Yorkshire teacake is also found in Lancashire where it is equally popular. Teacakes are not “cakes.” They are fruited and lightly spiced sweet yeast buns. Cut them in half through the middle and pop them under a broiler, only toast on the cut side . . . and then […]

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Tea-Marbled Eggs

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

Cháyèdán or tea marbled eggs are Chinese fast food. Enjoyed for centuries, tea eggs are great hot or cold, savored on a plate or eaten on the run. The eggs are a cheap snack sold all around China and Taiwan and can be found around the clock at street stalls and convenience stores. They are […]

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Hot Tea Toddies

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

Warm and toasty, ideal for cold and snowy days, the Hot Toddy is a classic hot drink. Most black and green teas mix well with honey and lemon, but from there it’s a personal preference. The hot toddy – that age-old cold remedy – really does work wonders at helping you recover from a virus! […]

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Paradise Cake From Liverpool

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

I first tasted paradise cake on a visit with my BFF, Marion Brown, to the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Liverpool where they have a great collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Seeing the art was wonderful, but must confess it was the delicious paradise cake that I remember most. Had never tasted or even heard of […]

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Brenda Pollock’s Irish Soda Bread

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

  The American version of soda bread often includes caraway seeds and raisins. Caraway, though not common, was traditionally added to soda bread in Donegal, Leitrim and County Clare. A real soda bread is a simple loaf with a beautifully browned, craggy crust and a nice chew, best eaten liberally smeared with salty Irish butter such as Kerrygold. […]

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Green Tomato Tea Bread

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

This quick bread is delicious for breakfast or dessert as is or toasted and slathered with butter or plain or flavored cream cheese. You can even turn stale quick bread into French toast and a slightly dense bread pudding. Tomato quick bread really needs no adornment but, if you want to gussy it up a […]

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