This unique tea recipes cookbook from Bear Wallow Books contains old-fashioned recipes for tea sandwiches, scones, and teacakes, along with information on tea party etiquette.
There is a wonderful history of tea in America, how a formal tea party was hosted in early American times, photos and descriptions of early tea sets, instructions on how to set your table for a tea party, explanations of the different types of tea, instructions on how to brew a perfect pot of tea, and tea etiquette. This book has enough basic information for you to be able to host your own tea party.
The recipes in this book are meant to complement a tea party and contain authentic early American recipes including tea sandwiches, scones and biscuits, tarts and pastries, and cakes. They can also be served as stand alone desserts, as many of the recipes produce dainty sweets that are easy to hold in one hand and have bite-sized portions.
This book also includes a handy baking and cooking chart on the back page for weights, measurements, and substitutions.
Notes are provided from Conner Prairie Museum and give a historical perspective on some of these early American celebrations. This book has a nice amount of history regarding early American celebrations for the history buff as well. To learn more, visit the Connor Prairie Museum website.
Here are a few of the titles from this tea recipes cookbook.
Tea Sandwiches and Savories: Cheese sandwiches, Welsh rarebit, cucumber sandwiches, and chicken salad.
Scones, Biscuits, and Teacakes: Benton teacakes, lemon cookies, gingerbread, Naples biscuits (ladyfingers), tea biscuits, scotch scones, scotch cakes, and tea cakes.
Tarts and Pastries: Fruit turnovers, peach tarts, orange tartlets, lemon cheesecakes, and puff-paste pastry.
Cakes: Berwick sponge cake, chocolate cake, Lemon cake with lemon icing, Martha Scott’s orange tea cakes, Victoria sandwich, Republican cake, Savoy cake, and Washington pound cake.
Sweetmeats, Curds, and Creams: Lemon curd, lemon cream, orange and lemon sweetmeats, popovers, pecan popovers, and cinnamon honey butter.
Old-Fashioned Tea Recipes Cookbook
- This 32-page softcover paperback cookbook measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
- All recipes in these cookbooks are in US equivalents (cups, pounds, ounces).
- Take your pick and order a few different titles. They are a nice item to have on hand when you need a last minute shower or wedding gift.
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