Aug 21, 2008

Teahouse of the August Spoon - 11


I would love to know what your favorite teatime (or coffee break) yummies are. You may share recipes and/or thoughts in the comments of this post. Now mind you, I'm not looking for buttered toast or Pop Tarts here... I'm interested in the little luxuries that make our beverage breaks an indulgence. It can be anything from finger sandwiches to pot pie to delectable desserts. I will highlight your recipes and comments in an upcoming post! So, do tell...


  1. KJ, I haven't had much time to visit, but things are back to normal around here at last. I love tea and teatime. I do have a recipe, (from scratch) Called 'Sour Cream Coffee Cake'. Delicious!
    2 sticks butter - 2 cups sugar- 2 eggs -1 cup sour cream -1 tsp vanilla- 2 cups flour- 2 tsp baking powder./topping-6 Tbl-sugar-5 tsp cinnamon-1 cup chopped nuts-mix together.
    Cream sugar and butter, beat until fluffy -add rest of wet ingredients
    Fold in flour $ BP -Grease well a bundt pan - place 1/3 batter in pan-sprinkle with 1/2 topping -add 1/3 of batter - spread remaining topping - add remaining batter -preheat oven 350-bake approx. 1 hr -test at 50 min. when done let rest 10 min then turn out on plate.

    Enjoy, Jeanne, Backyard Neighbor

  2. Hey Karen!

    Oh my what a beautiful photo! I could just reach right out and take a bite!:o) I must say, I am not a avid baker but I do love a delicious butter cookie with tea! I adore these cookies, and at holiday time I make sure we have only the best for company and tea time! A simple treat, but oh so delicious!



  3. KJ,
    Dark chocolate is always a winner with me.
    For a home made treat Self Filled Cup-Cakes: I use the recipe for the Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Hershey's Cake. Before making this pre-heat oven to 325. Then you put batter in lined cup-cake tin. Fill 3/4 of the way full. The mix to drop it as follows: 1 pkg. cream cheese softend, 1/2 c.chocolate chips, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 egg, dash of salt mix together. Put a heaping spoonfull in the cake mix. Place in oven for 25-30 min. They will puff up and the cake mix will cover the filling. These are so yummy and don't last long around our house. Very good with a Jasmine tea. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  4. Hi KJ.... I enjoyed looking at all your past posts and beautiful pics of teacups and kettles... they're all so beautiful... and boy I'm so lucky to be the winner of your give-away tea! Any flavor will do for me.... I'll email my address....



  5. I love a light fluffy cream scone with butter, cream, and jam. Two please.

  6. Yum...I am liking that photo of that cake. I wish I had a piece right now and then I would GO make a cup of tea and have them both. I love to do that late at night.
    Not good..HA!

    I have been sooo behind in catching up on my favorite blogs (your in the top 5 you know) and I love this subject your on it's one of my most favorite things to write/chat about with people. Because it's so fun.
    Wish you lived closer or I lived closer whichever....then we could go have tea and have a good visit.

    I love Cucumber Sandwhiches and my friend Marsha makes the BEST ones in the whole world.

    Even Lord Wedgewood from the "Wedgewood China" company in England told her the same thing when he was here in Baton Rouge a couple of years ago.

    See ya,
    Joyce M.

  7. Shoot next time I come to CA I will have to beg you to take me to one of these delightful tea shops! Wowsies. Cyndi
    PS I make homemade cinnamon rolls from a sourdough starter. I will have to post it tomorrow. It is nearly midnight here.

  8. KJ! I kept adding your blog to my blogroll wondering WHERE IS IT? Finally I see it is last in the lineup and wasn't put in the alphabetical stack.
    So I'm thinking about what I have with coffee and I'll email you later with something :)

  9. KJ,
    My favorite teatime yummy are Bergers cookies. They are a soft shortbread with a huge dollop of dark chocolate icing on top. They have them here at the original Bergers Cookie Bakery at Lexington Market in Baltimore, MD, but you can also get them online at
    They are my one indulgence when it comes to a hot cup of either Formosa Oolong or Irish Tea. xxoo


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♫ Karen