The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea.

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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…

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Yorkshire Teacakes

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…

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marbled eggs

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…

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hot teas

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…

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paradise cake

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.…

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irish soda bread

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…

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green tomato tea bread

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…

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iced tea brined chicken

Iced Tea-Brined Chicken

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

Brining chicken not only adds moisture to the chicken, making it nice and plump, it also helps prevent it from drying out when you cook it. The result is a…

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