In Great Britain, scones are served with clotted cream and strawberry jam during “cream tea”.
This creamy tea custard recipe is ideal for a tea party on a hot day.
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship.
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they swore to stay friends forever. Until Adrian’s life took a turn into tragedy.
Traditionally, chicken in half-mourning is made with sliced black truffles cooked under the skin of the chicken. My store did not have truffles so I tried it with black trumpet mushrooms. The mushrooms gave the blackened look to the skin characteristic of this dish.
Marriage can be a real killer.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.
These light crepes are filled with a cream cheese spread and fresh fruit, perfect for breakfast or dessert. For a healthier version, you can omit the cream cheese filling and just sprinkle with powdered sugar and lemon zest.
Making a cake with barley was new to me and it turned out fabulous! The texture was a little more grainy, but I actually liked the taste better. I could not find barley flour at my store, so I bought pearl barley and used my blender to grind it, which could explain the grainier texture. Drizzled with chocolate icing, this bundt cake is a delicious dessert to serve at any party.
In Mitch Albom’s newest work of fiction, The Time Keeper, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years.
In a series of compelling and introspective letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, Eva Khatchadourian dissects her married life and her mothering of her son Kevin and daughter Celia in the aftermath of Kevin’s Columbine-like school slaying of seven classmates, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher.