Friday, May 27, 2011

Alice's Teacup. Review and Giveaway!

So for this Friday's review, I'm going to be talking about one of my new favorite cookbooks.

These are seriously some of the best scones and cakes I've ever tasted. But is it really just scones and cakes? Of course not!

Alice's Tea Cup is divided into the following chapters: 
Afternoon Tea, Before and After Noon: Scones
Breakfast and Brunch
Soups and Salads
Cakes and Cupcakes
Other Sweets and Treats for the Alice in All of Us
The Basics of Brewing Tea
The Art of the Tea Party
Menu Pairings
Tea-Dying Linens 

I absolutely didn't know where to start. So I randomly opened to a page and made the recipe in front of me. Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. It was a basic cake recipe but it has to be one of the best vanilla cakes I've ever tasted, much less made. Thrilled with the results I moved on to a new recipe, this time I decided to make the Bacon Cheddar scones. Again, absolutely fantastic. The Linzer cookie recipe? Fantastic.
Most of the sandwiches are very classic, such as the BLT, the Ruben, and the Tuna Salad sandwich. There is also a great burger recipe (And a Veggie Burger too!) a Curried Chicken sandwich, and my new favorite, the Mate Carnival Egg Salad sandwich. Tea soaked eggs and lots of herbs and greens means you have the best ever egg sandwich.

I have yet to venture into the salads and soups this book offers, and the breakfasts. So what am I trying next? Alice's Curious French Toast Bread Pudding: fresh fruit, egg pudding, and powdered sugar.
Green Goddess soup, because what's better than a soup full of healthy greens?
And finally the Steak Salad with apples herbs, and more of those wonderful tea soaked eggs. 

So now if you recall, I may have said something about a giveaway.

 To enter, simply subscribe to my blog and leave a comment with your email address. I'll randomly choose a number and whatever number that may be will be the winner.

The prize? Your very own copy of Alice's Teacup!


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  5. Ooh, I was looking at that cookbook myself! It's so cute!