Tea with Jane Austen

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  • What would Jane have served if she invited you to tea? Taste 21 delicious recipes inspired by her letters and novels, and based on authentic Regency-era recipes, now fully updated for today’s cooks. Muffins, gingerbread, fruit tarts, plum cake, pound cake, lemon cheesecake, apricot marmalade, toasted cheese, hot chocolate and more. Hardcover; 64 pages, with color photographs. 5"x 7 5/8"

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    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 Austen's day, tea and cakes were usually served after dinner, or to evening guests, but these rolls, buns, tarts, and biscuits will be equally welcome at breakfast, with mid-morning coffee, or for an English afternoon tea. Recipes featured in the book include: English Muffins, based on the muffins served with after-dinner tea in "Pride and Prejudice"; Buttered Apple Tart as offered by Mr. Woodhouse to Miss Bates in "Emma"; and Jumbles, inspired by the cookies enjoyed by Fanny in "Mansfield Park". From Plum Cake and Gingerbread to Ratafia Cakes and Sally Lunns "Tea with Jane Austen" has all the recipes you need to create the finest tea time treats, and the original recipes are given alongside, so you can compare them and appreciate modern time-savers such as dried yeast, and electric mixers all the more!

    About the Author: Pen Vogler is the editor of Penguin UK's Great Food series. She has given talks and tastings on food history, including meals and dining in the Georgian era, and has appeared on television, cooking and discussing food from the Victorian and Tudor periods. Her work on food has appeared in the press and on her blog, Pen's Great Food Club (greatfoodclub.tumblr.com), where she describes cooking with recipes from history. She is the founder member of a food club in London.. The author is based in Hertfordshire, UK.