Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Magnolia and Ivy
Does anyone recognize these two ladies? Well, the lady on the left is Terri Eager and her sister Kay Snipes is on the right. They owned the South's most fabulous tearooms--my favorite one being Magnolia and Ivy Tearoom, in Destin, Florida...back in the 90's. Both ladies are fellow Tea and Etiquette and Children's Etiquette Consultants from the Protocol School of Washington. I remember having tea at Magnolia and Ivy several times back in the day and it was THE place for Southern ladies to enjoy a proper tea! After a hiatus from tearoom operations, they are back as the owners of Kingdom Teas. At Kingdom Teas, they offer a luxury line of specialty loose-leaf teas, some teapots, and their cookbook.
I have the cookbook from their tearoom and love the recipes for "Southern Teatime Made Easy."
I decided to prepare their recipe for *Strawberry Butter and it was the perfect topping to my crumpets yesterday morning. Crumpets are the perfect bread for breakfast. They should be toasted on both sides, the smooth side first, the holey side last.
The recipe made enough to store some in the frig for later. Probably not a good idea for me!
Remember to use the spreader to transfer the butter from the butter dome to your plate. Then use the spreader at your setting to add the butter to your crumpet. I had to control myself with just ONE crumpet! I purchase the multi-pack crumpets and freeze them individually in zip lock bags. After thawing out and toasting, they are still fresh!
*Recipe for Strawberry Butter
1 lb. softened butter
1/3 cup strawberry jam or fresh ripe strawberries
1 cup powdered sugar
Whip butter, berries, and sugar until light and fluffy. Store in frig until ready to serve. (I let the butter soften a bit before serving).
Come, let us have tea and talk about happy things.