Tea giveaway winners

Sorry I took so long getting to it, but the winners of the tea giveaway are romaniandumpsterhooker and sherlockholmeson !

Congrats!

archiemcphee:

This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.
The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:

To make a Hedge Hog.
Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.

It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.
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archiemcphee:

This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.

The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:

To make a Hedge Hog.

Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.

It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.

[via TYWKIWDBI and Echoes from the Vault]

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SherlockFood Mini giveaway!
Reblog this post before August the 16th to win a set of 8 samples of Cara McGees Sherlock teas. Two sets will be sent anywhere in the world and winners chosen by random number generator.

SherlockFood Mini giveaway!

Reblog this post before August the 16th to win a set of 8 samples of Cara McGees Sherlock teas. Two sets will be sent anywhere in the world and winners chosen by random number generator.

Anonymous said: if sherlock and john are turned into dessert, what do you think they should be?

thatdangcook:

sherlockfood:

Hmmmm… I’m not too sure… I feel just on first thoughts, like Sherlock might be something rich and dark and chocolatey, where as John would be more sharp, maybe a lemon cake, with syrup, but with cream to soften the bite….
Any thoughts, you connoisseurs?

I picture Sherlock as something smokey and crisp, like maybe lapsang souchong spice cookies.  

John, on the other hand, seems like something that’s familiar and plain at first glance but actually both comforting and unexpected, perhaps lemon-rosemary shortbread.

inchells:



he’s not impressed

inchells:

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he’s not impressed

totalfangirl221b said: Hi there, this page is just what I'm looking for! I'm having a Sherlock themed dinner party and I wondered what would be good to cook for starter and desert? Also, what else could I have to make it all Sherlock themed? Thanks :)

Ooh, to be honest, I just love collecting the bits and bobs of fandom fabulousness, I’ve never thought about a cohesive meal…. I guess it would be all very British(!) which I’m afraid is not something I can help you with…

(I confess I very insensitively thought of something with rabbit for a starter, but not only would I be very sorry to eat Bluebell, I’m not sure if it’s quite as readily available outside of Australia)

I do believe there are several (canon) Sherlock inspired cookbooks, or maybe some followers might have suggestions to offer?

Anonymous said: if sherlock and john are turned into dessert, what do you think they should be?

Hmmmm… I’m not too sure… I feel just on first thoughts, like Sherlock might be something rich and dark and chocolatey, where as John would be more sharp, maybe a lemon cake, with syrup, but with cream to soften the bite….
Any thoughts, you connoisseurs?

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areyoutryingtodeduceme:

NEXT BATCH OF NEW SHERLOCK BLENDS DONE! I am so sorry I can’t stop doing the thing.

All of my other  Sherlock blends are still available on Adagio (x)! Keep an eye out for more new blends soon!

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sodelightfully:

Cumbercupcake: Charity Auction for BC Belstaff coat is now live http://highlife.ba.com/auction

sodelightfully:

Cumbercupcake: Charity Auction for BC Belstaff coat is now live http://highlife.ba.com/auction

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