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Buttered Apple Tart from Tea with Jane Austen

Buttered Apple Tart from Tea With Jane Austen

If you’re a fan of Little Library Cafe, a gorgeous food blog written by Kate Young full of recipes taken straight out of novels, then I think you will like this recipe book. This concept is so fun and imaginative, noticing a beautiful dessert or a mention of a meal in a story and creating it in ones own kitchen. Isn’t that gorgeous? It appeals to something in me, anyway. Tea with Jane Austen is much like Little Library Cafe, but it’s an entire recipe book devoted to food that features in Austen novels specifically. Can we take one or two seconds to appreciate how incredibly British that is? I live for this stuff. Really. I made this tart on Monday, a day that always needs something warm and baked and covered in icing sugar, I think. Whilst the tart was delicious, I think the pastry case really needed a good blind bake. Paul Hollywood would give me a death stare if I served it to him I think. I’ve left the recipe below intact …

Are you making the most of the British tomato season?

Tomatoes and me get real friendly this time of year. When summer rolls around, even the cheapest supermarket tomatoes have real flavour – in my experience, anyway. That’s what I found when I made my sweet roasted tomatoes last month. But if you can afford it (rarely, in my case) then springing for the awesome varieties of tomatoes at your local farm shop or grocers will result in an experience so dreamy you’ll wish you grew your own. Or perhaps, like my Nan, you do grow your own. Whichever of the above categories you fall into, I’ve found a book that might well be right up your street. It’s called The Tomato Basket (pictured above) and it’s by a freelance food writer named Jenny Linford. There are so many recipes in here to help get you excited about the tomato season, with inspiration for pretty much every meal. I’m completely intrigued by the tomato mousse on p17 and I have to make the fried green tomatoes on p24 for my Mum (we’re both big lovers …