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Afternoon Tea vs. High Tea vs. Cream Tea: A Brief Tutorial 

 

  • Anise Biscotti

    Anise Biscotti

    Though modern biscotti are associated with the Tuscan region of Italy, the popular Italian cookie traces its origins to Roman times. The word biscotto derives from “bis,” Latin for twice, and “coctum” or baked (which became...

  • Bacon and Cheddar Scones

    Bacon and Cheddar Scones

    Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning1 teaspoon dried shallots1 teaspoon dried chives1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, left whole...

  • Banana Walnut Bread

    Banana Walnut Bread

    Ingredients: 3 very ripe bananas, peeled (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups mashed)1/3 cup melted butter1 teaspoon baking sodaPinch of Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Grind3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet)1 large egg, beaten1...

  • Basic Master Scone Recipe

    Basic Master Scone Recipe

      The original scone was round and flat and usually as large as a dinner plate. It was made and baked on a griddle and then cut into triangular sections for serving. Today, many would call the large round cake a bannock, and call the triangles...

  • Boozy Rum Cake

    Boozy Rum Cake

    Great as a traditional holiday cake but yummy any time of the year. I have substituted a number of different types of liquor throughout the years including vanilla and maple flavored whiskeys as well as almond, orange and coffee liqueurs...

  • Chocolate Cocoa Nib Lace Cookies

    Chocolate Cocoa Nib Lace Cookies

    Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 Stick) Butter1/2 cup Honey1 1/2 tablespoons Light Cocoa Powder1 1/4 cups White Sugar1/4 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt2 teaspoons instant espresso or coffee powder1 1/2 teaspoons Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup...

  • Cinnamon Coffee Cake

    Cinnamon Coffee Cake

    I know the name implies that this fantastic cake should be served with coffee but really as you can imagine we don't really drink a tremendous amount of coffee in our house. I suggest pairing this with Braveheart Scottish Breakfast Blend, English...

  • Coconut Semolina Cake

    Coconut Semolina Cake

    Sweetened Semolina Cake is also known as Basbousa or Hareeseh, or Nammoura, and is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake.It is made from a sweetened semolina batter and typically flavored with orange flower water or rose water simple syrup. The...

  • Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

    Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

    Orange and Cranberry are such wonderful flavors, especially during the winter and holiday months. The sweetness of the cake contrasts nicely with the tartness of the fresh berries, and the icing on the cake is a sweet orange glaze that puts this stunning...

  • Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

    Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

    Ingredients: 20 slices bread1/2 cup cream cheese3 tablespoons sour cream1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon Mediterranean Sea Salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon onion powder20 slices cucumber1...

  • Delicious Fruit Curds for Tea Time Delicious Fruit Curds for Tea Time

    Delicious Fruit Curds for Tea Time

    Used traditionally as a topping for scones or as a filling for cakes, curd is easy to make and so yummy! You can substitute any number of frozen or fresh berries or citrus fruits and some of my favorites have been mixed berries, lime and grapefruit. Just...

  • Honey and Spice Tea Loaf

    Honey and Spice Tea Loaf

    Ingredients: 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1-1/2 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon Kosher Flake Sea Salt4 teaspoons Ground Saigon Cinnamon1/4 teaspoon Ground Clove1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice1 cup canola or...

  • Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

    Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

    Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Ceremonial Grade or Culinary Matcha Green Tea powder1 cup Almond or other milk alternative or regular milk as you prefer½ teaspoon Madagascar Vanilla Extract1–2 teaspoons agave or honey – more or less to taste...

  • Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    Ingredients: 1 cup Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil3 eggs1 1/3 cup milk1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest2 cups white sugar2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon Kosher Flake Sea...

  • Lavender Lemonade

    Lavender Lemonade

    I must confess I am not an overly floral person but this recipe is just the right amount of lavender. It pairs so well with the tartness of the lemons and the sweetness of the simple syrup that I was surprised how much I really enjoyed it the first time...

  •  Lemon Lavender Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

    Lemon Lavender Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

    The delicious flavor combinations of lavender and lemon pair well together in this moist and easy pound cake. A lovely afternoon pick me up with a cup of Earl Grey makes a delightful respite from a busy day. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/4...

  • Maple Oat Pecan Scones

    Maple Oat Pecan Scones

    Ingredients: Scones:2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting board1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, ground fine 1/3 cup granulated sugar or Maple Sugar2 tablespoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes...

  • Maple Pecan Glazed Cookies

    Maple Pecan Glazed Cookies

    Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened3/4 cup sugar3/4 cup packed brown sugar2 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon Maple Extract2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon Kosher Flake Sea Salt2 cups white baking chips1 cup chopped...

  • Matcha Green Tea Yogurt Cake

    Matcha Green Tea Yogurt Cake

    Ingredients:  2 cups all purpose flour4 tsps. Green Tea Matcha Powder1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 tsp. Salt3 large eggs1 cup plain  Greek yogurt1/2 cup oil- EVOO, canola or any that suits you1 cup granulated sugar1 tsp...

  • Orange Olive Oil Cake

    Orange Olive Oil Cake

    Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil3 large eggs1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange zest1/4 cup orange freshly squeezed juice1/4 cup Gran Marnier1 3/4 cups granulated sugar2 cups all-purpose flour1/2...

  • Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Sugar Crust

    Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Sugar Crust

    My favorite classic peach cobbler with a twist. Crunchy Vanilla Bean Sugar topping sends this recipe to the next level! Serve with a high quality vanilla bean ice cream for the ultimate summer treat. Ingredients:  8 fresh peaches peeled, pitted...

  • Peach, Cinnamon and Cardamom Cake

    Peach, Cinnamon and Cardamom Cake

    Ingredients:  Peaches:1/4 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon Saigon Cinnamon2 medium peaches, peeled*, pitted and each cut into 8 wedges Cake:1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon ground Saigon Cinnamon1/8 teaspoon ground Cardamom1/4...

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    One of my favorite cakes from childhood and one of the first things I learned to cook. I had been known to pick just the topping off in my younger days and bare the wrath of my Grandmother when she saw the pock marked caked on the counter...

  • Polish Cherry Cake

    Polish Cherry Cake

    Many don't realize that Polish cuisine is quite good and probably one of the least talked about European cuisines outside of goulash, perogies and cabbage rolls. However, there is so much more to Polish cuisine than the fore mentioned dishes. Known for...

  • Pumpkin Bread

    Pumpkin Bread

    Although pumpkin bread and other pumpkin recipes are closely associated with American cuisine, these foods have a lengthy history in North America. Many Native Americans tribes developed their pumpkin-based recipes prior to the arrival of European...

  • Pumpkin Butter

    Pumpkin Butter

    This Pumpkin Butter is a sweet with the warm spices of fall and winter - perfect to serve over scones, pumpkin bread, waffles or biscuits. Ingredients:  1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree3/4 cup apple juice1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend1 1/2...

  • Rustic Strawberry Cake

    Rustic Strawberry Cake

    Ingredients:  2 eggs, at room temperature 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar1/2 cup reduced-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup melted butter, cooled slightly 1 teaspoon Madagascar "Bourbon Islands" Vanilla Extract1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1...

  • She's My Cherry Pie!

    She's My Cherry Pie!

    She's My Cherry Pie! Forgive my throwback with the title of this yummy cherry pie (admit it the song is in your head now) but every time I would make this when the kids were little I would dance around the kitchen like a fool singing it. Those were the...

  • Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons cream of tartar1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground Saigon Cinnamon1/2 teaspoon Kosher Flake Sea Salt1 cup unsalted butter, softened1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed1 large egg...

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