The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea.

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Pie Squares

By Judy Larkin | Nov 13, 2019

Yield: 12-15 Squares Ingredients: Crust 1 Cup Sifted Flour1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats1/2 Cup Butter Pie Filling 2 Cups Pumpkin Puree1 Large Can of Evaporated Milk2 Eggs3/4 Cup Sugar1/2 Tsp. Salt1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon1/2 Tsp. Ginger Caramelized Nuts 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts(We used pecans.)1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar…

Read More

Tea Biscuits for Fido

By Judy Larkin | Nov 11, 2019

DIY Doggie Breath Mints Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/4 cup parsley, dried ¼ cup mint, dried 1 large egg (see tip below for dogs with allergies to chicken products) 1/2 cup of water, plus 1 tablespoon (more water as needed to form the dough) 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions: Preheat the oven…

Read More

Oktoberfest Recipes

By Judy Larkin | Sep 30, 2019

Serves 6 Bavarian Cheese Spread Ingredients: ½ cup unsalted butter 4 oz. cream cheese 4 oz. Brie cheese, cut into small pieces 8 oz. Muenster cheese, cut into small pieces 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 tsp. Hungarian hot paprika 1 tsp. Hungarian sweet paprika 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. caraway seeds ½ white…

Read More

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 water 16 heaped teaspoons of Chai Tea 6 cups white sugar 1 package Sure-Jell Powered Pectin ½ teaspoon butter Directions:

Read More

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)…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More