Tea. A beverage that is synonymous with Britain and images of quaint cafes offering cakes on doily-covered plates, to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, in front of a portrait of the Queen.
Unlike its brash cousin, coffee, that seems relentless in its world domination of morning pick-me-ups, tea has a history of lengthy rituals and strict rules that are often more important than the ultimate consumption.
Yesterday was Lancashire Day, a fact I wouldn’t have known had it not been for Suzie of Suzie Speaks / SundayBlogShare fame announcing it on Twitter and the subsequent lighthearted disagreement over whether it was a chip barm or chip butty and who was on the wrong side of the Pennines!
So what better way to rebel and pledge allegiance to the correct side of them there ‘ills and my Yorkshire roots than to bake a traditional Yorkshire Curd Tart for Monday Munchies?
Carrot Cake: It’s my go-to cake of choice when asked for my favourite and what I’ll generally opt for to test out the quality of a new coffee shop or bakery. Don’t worry though, I’ve never reacted in the Pulp Fiction ‘Honey Bunny’ way if I end up with a drier-than-dry slice! Yet…
However, I’ve not actually made one myself since I was about fifteen. So when my shopping was delivered with a free, large bag of carrots I thought I had better redress the balance for Monday Munchies – I have been slacking in the baking department after all!
As soon as I began though, I remembered why I hadn’t bothered after the first time! Grating carrots (the old-school, ‘let’s try to avoid adding blood and knuckles to the mixture’ way) is soooo annoying. And wet. And grotty – I mean, those little ‘goldfish’ slivers stick everywhere!
Hello everyone, it’s time for November’s Monday Munchie Tea Party! A place to swap ANY links, recipes, baseball cards and Panini stickers. Okay, maybe not the last two, but who knows?!
Hello everyone, it’s time for the second Monday Munchie’s Tea Party!
The last one was a huge success – many people were able to make new connections and add to their cookbooks at the same time – so it’s definitely a reason to host this monthly, foodie meet and greet! 🙂