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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tasty Tuesday-A Book Review The Vintage Tea Party Book

I love cookbooks and I love vintage so of course I had to get Angel Adoree's The Vintage Tea Party Book.  This beautiful book has lots of fancy recipes and ideas for vintage tea parties.  If I was a crafty person, I'm not, I could probably attempt some of fancier recipes, like jam lollipop sandwiches or the elaborate decorations.   However, since I found the recipes a bit too challenging I have basically just looked at the book for a year, which doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it, it is beautiful.   Recently however I made the two easiest recipes in the book.

Eggs Cocotte and Broiled Grapefruit.  Eggs Cocotte are meant to be made in an egg coddler but since I don't have one I used a remekin.  This recipe is really just a guideline and not a recipe.

Eggs Cocotte
1 egg
2 tbsp of cream
pinch of salt and pepper
flavorings like minced herbs, a drop of truffle oil, minced mushrooms, ham, smoked salmon or scallions

Preheat the oven to 350 and bring a kettle of water to boil.  Place the cocotte or the ramekin in a baking pan and pour the water to half way up the side.  Bake 15 minutes.

Broiled Grapefruit

1 grape fruit halved
cream fraiche

Preheat the oven to 475.  Slice the grape fruit in half and separate the sections with a knife.  Bake 5 minutes until blackened in spots.  Spoon on some honey and cream fraiche and minced mint.

If you are interested in reading an interview with Angel Adoree here is a link.

All of her books are available on Amazon.


  1. Lovely, springtime perfect recipes! I don't own any of Angel's books yet, but they're all sitting on my "vintage book" wishlist on Amazon, so hopefully one day! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  2. So? How were they? I'm especially interested in the broiled grapefruit. Sounds yummy.

  3. That book looks right up your street :)
    Lynne x

  4. First of all, we've never heard of those foods for Tea, so you learn something every day. SHE loves going through old recipe books, too. Never cooks anything though.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  5. hhmm these both sound interesting!

    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  6. LOVE the book cover. For sure lots of interesting recipes. Golden Woofs

  7. Perfect for you and we can well imagine some of the recipes are quite fancy. I don't think we would be able to say 'Nailed It' either if we tried some of the more advanced one. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly


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