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Tea with Jane Austen: Recipes inspired by her novels and letters

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Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake with one of the world's favorite novelists

Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake with one of the world's favorite novelists

Inspired by the novels and letters of Jane Austen, this collection of cakes, bakes, and pastries is based on authentic recipes from the Recency era, which have been fully updated for modern-day cooks. In Jane
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 11th 2016 by CICO Books
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Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful small cook book. Loved the connection to
Austen and her novels. Gorgeous photos too.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gastronomy
Such a sweet little book with such nice food photography!
I only wish it would go more in-depth into everything.
The instructions are fairly easy to follow, but I'd appreciate a more detailed approach. For instance, natural rosewater: how did one make it? Or 'drop the mixture...', how thick should this mixture be?
But, really, I'm just being particular, the booklet is lovely.

Upd: jumbles and ratafia are my absolute favourites, so easy to cook and so delicious!
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, reviewed
Just a really cute mini cook book full of tea time snacks with excerpts from Austen's novels and other sources. Some of the recipes look really great and I will totally be trying them out soon. Others just aren't my cup of tea. (Pun intended)
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my souvenirs from visit to Jane Austen House Museum.
Introduction has interesting bits of tea drinking traditions from Jane's time. Such as tea was usually drank after the evening meal. It was kind of a dessert buffet.
Looking forward to making Strawberry Tartlets when berries are in season.
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
3.75 stars
Challies' 2016 Reading Challenge - #12 a book published in 2017

Very short but some of the recipes look delicious. As soon as cold weather gets here I'll try making several of them.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, cookbook
This is an adorable little book that examines the food presented in Austen's novels and letters and provides historically accurate recipes that look delicious! I love that there is a short introduction explaining what tea-time meant during the Austen era. Additionally, each recipe is introduced with a quotation or reference to Austen's writings. The recipes seem easy to follow with simple ingredients. I adore this book. It is simple, yet elegant, and makes a lovely companion for any ...more
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking, non-fic-2016
For a fan of Jane Austen, this was a fascinating look at the cookery of her time. It opened my eyes to meal traditions that I didn't fully understand while reading the books, and also gave me an appreciation for our modern cookery.
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
While no recipe book can be considered "finished" without trying out at least one recipe, I'm afraid that must wait at least until I can hold my own high tea with lots of scones and clotted cream. And a few Bath buns, perhaps a strawberry tartlet, and pound cake? "Happy thought, indeed."
Sarah Bierle
A delightful book with historic food information and recipes! Looking forward to trying a few recipes soon...
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I mostly got Jane Austen & HP gifts this holiday season & I ain't mad about it
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun recipes! A lot of them seem quite bland, but I guess it's appropriate for the time.
Cathie Maud
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Measurement conversions are not consistent throughout book (the recipes in the first half of the book do not include cup conversions), and there are a lot of recipes for buns and muffins, and not much else. I was hoping for a more diverse variety of recipe options in order to create a full tea experience.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I really enjoy reading about these kinds of old recipes. Some of them even seem worth trying =D
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's a book of recipes. Easy to read and sort of fun.
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