Years ago I found a cookbook -- a "local" cookbook (anything from Missouri or Kansas to me is local!) and it's an old cookbook -- published in 1963 -- almost 50 years ago!
|A Collection of Classic Recipes From a Golden ge of St. Louis Living|
It's from the Shaw House . . . What now is known as "Tower Grove" in the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis.
|1963 - Shaw House/2012 - Tower Grove|
This house. Where we visited a couple of weeks ago.
They had colored photos of the inside of the house --
Circa 1963 parlor.
Circa 2012 parlor.
Circa 1963 dining room (notice the dining room chairs)
Circa 2012 dining room (and some of the chairs are still there -- but the dining room is different for the fireplace is in a different spot!)
Mr. Shaw's bedroom 1963
And that same bedroom 2012 -- only it no longer belongs to Mr. Shaw -- it's the guest room!
And the wonderful 1963 kitchen . . . which no longer excises.
But this 2012 breakfast room does -- a perfect room to start the day . . . and it reminds me of Linderhof's breakfast room.
|Submitted by Mrs. Neal S. Wood|
Is this recipe in that cookbook -- Martha Scott's Orange Tea Cakes
These tea cakes -- the very same -- from that old cookbook. Baked by "Martha Scott" so I guess I really can call these Martha Scott's Martha Scott's Orange Tea Cakes!
Who was this Martha Scott who made famous these wonderful orange teacakes?
|The tea table|
On the porch. The Lunch Bunch minus one. For we're heading out to the little town east of us to get blueberries. Not pick -- get. Our picking days are over! But we needed a little mid morning refreshment before we headed east.
|A place setting|
My F. Winkle Wheldon Ware. It's English -- it's blue and white with touch of pink and I simply adore it.
|napkin, plate and fork|
It's reminiscent of famille rose. And a hand crocheted nd embroidered napkin in blues and pinks seems to be the perfect tea napkin for these plates. One of my mother of pearl dessert forks -- for this is a dainty tea treat!
It's a part set and I have a sugar but no creamer but none of us take either so the sugar bowl makes a great centerpiece filled with lemon balm and lavender. A Spode Blue Room tea pot is the perfect pot for tea.
|A perfect place for tea|
It was cool on the porch and we ate a "Martha Scott's Orange Tea Cake" or two, had a cup of tea or two and thus fortified, we were ready to head east for a stash of blueberries!
I love old recipe books. The directions are sketchy. It does mention two eggs, separated, but it doesn't mention when you add the eggs! I added the yolks after I added the zest and before the flour and orange juice. I whipped the whites separately and then folded them into the batter. It was a good tea cake. And I have the little iron gem pans that the recipe calls for so they are petite cakes. Really just right for tea!
It is Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.