The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea.

pomegranate black tea


By Judy Larkin | Dec 29, 2020

Staying home this New Year’s Eve?  Add to the fun by trying these tea-based cocktails. Don’t be intimidated. Making cocktails at home is very simple. No matter what you fancy, we have a cocktail recipe for every taste. Just shake, stir, or pour away. ZESTY GIN & TEA – Yield: 1 CocktailIngredients:-1 ½ fluid oz.…

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potato candy


By Judy Larkin | Dec 22, 2020

Potato Candy is thought to have come to the US in the early 1900’s from Germany.  It became extremely popular during the Great Depression; making this tasty treat was a great way to create a delicious confection out of the little ingredients that were available during those trying times. The cold mashed potatoes, as the…

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Eccles cakes


By Judy Larkin | Dec 9, 2020

The Eccles cake is named after the town of Eccles, which is in the historic county of Lancashire and now classified as a town in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester. They are part of a Lancashire food tradition, with similar cakes being found in other parts of the County of Lancashire. Eccles cakes were traditionally…

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betty browns

I cut this recipe out of a Woman’s Day magazine about forty years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.

By Judy Larkin | Nov 23, 2020

BETTY BROWNS Ingredients: ½ cup melted unsalted butter 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large apples, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x8x2 inch pan. Put…

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apple brownies

Apple Brownies

By Judy Larkin | Nov 9, 2020

Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1½ cup flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 cup apples, cored, peeled and chopped ½ cup chopped nuts, optional Directions Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy; stir in vanilla and egg. Add flour,…

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Pumpkin-Ginger Oat Scones

Pumpkin-Ginger Oat Scones

By Judy Larkin | Oct 19, 2020

INGREDIENTS: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling ½ cup granulated white sugar 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, chopped into chunks ¾ cup finely chopped crystalized ginger* ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie…

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Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte

October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day.

By Judy Larkin | Sep 29, 2020

Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte is the perfect way to celebrate the crisp days of autumn.  The aromatic baking spices of cinnamon, ginger, and maple will make you feel warm and cozy. Ingredients 2 cups water 6 heaped teaspoons Pumpkin Spice tea 2 Tbsp brown sugar* (we used our Belgian Sugar Rocks) 1 cup milk Whipped…

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green tomato pie

Green Tomato Pie

By Judy Larkin | Sep 21, 2020

When the frost arrives and brings the tomato-growing season to an end, try baking this very different pie made of green tomatoes. I discovered this recipe, which had been cut out of a magazine from probably the 1970’s, stuck in an old cookbook someone had given me.  Had it for years but never got around…

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zucchini bread

Overabundance of Zucchini?

By Judy Larkin | Sep 8, 2020

It’s that time of the year again when gardeners are facing a glut of zucchini.  If you can’t bestow any more of the vegetable on your friends and neighbors here are three excellent recipes to create items for your afternoon tea menu. MISS VERA’S ZUCCHINI BREAD This is one of the best zucchini breads I’ve…

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