Sunday, September 11, 2022

Favorite English Recipes

 RHYS BOWEN:  So I am now in Cornwall, staying at John's sister's house--or rather on SIL's estate as it's rather grand. 

One of the things I do in Cornwall is to eat favorite foods I've been craving in the US.

Cornish pasties! We have to go to our favorite Oggi Oggi bakery on our first day and have a pasty.



Fish and Chips--fresh from the ocean. Yum

And of course in Cornwall: Clotted Cream.  This is cream from Jersey cows who give particularly rich milk. The cream is par-boiled until it becomes as thick and rich as butter. And a lovely yellow color. Then it is spread on warm scones with homemade strawberry jam.  Result: heaven.

Here is the scone recipe I use. (My publicist sent out copies to all the influencers)


I'll post a photo when I've had my first cream tea!

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  2. Yum! These all sound delicious, Rhys. Thank you for sharing your scone recipe . . . .

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  3. The cream tea at Liberty of London was delicious, but a Cornish tea sounds even more so! And we sometimes get pasties in Traverse City from Cousin Jenny's, but they can't hold a candle to the real thing.

    Thank you, Rhys.

    And congratulations to Hank for the Anthony for editing This Time For Sure!

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    1. oh hurray on THIS TIME FOR SURE!!! Great job pulling it together Hank!

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    2. YAAY!! So happy--and thank you so much!! xx

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  4. As someone who milked Jersey cows for many years, I can tell you that Jersey cream that rises in the refrigerator for a few days is already very thick — you can spoon it into your tea or coffee — and it would not take long in a water bath over low heat to become clotted cream. My husband and I very much miss the lovely luxury of fresh milk and cream.

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  5. YUM! We do have an Ottawa FM vendor that sells British pasties. They are good but not great same as eating them in Cornwall.

    And yes, congratulations to HANK for winning the Anthony Award last night at Bouchercon for best anthology!!!

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  6. Yum! Years ago I had a boyfriend who was born and raised in Butte, MT. He was of Irish extraction, but he used to make Cornish pasties for me. He learned to make pasties from the Cornish miner families that had also settled in Butte.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. Yum! Scone fixings are on my shopping list. Have a great time, Rhys.

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  9. Delicious! And I'll add my congratulations to Hank for the Anthony win. We missed you, Hank, and all the Reds.

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  10. When I was rather young my grandfather had only one cow left, a little Jersey, named Daisy, who was almost a pet. we got some of our milk from her but my mother was very particular that she got the cream that rose to the top!

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  11. I forgot to mention that the photograph of your sister-in-law's house is reminding me of Trenwith in POLDARK. Lucky you!

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  12. All sounds lovely. Your sister-in-law's home looks like a great place to just sit and be quiet.

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  13. This is Diana. Congratulations to Hank for the win! Rhys, I’m drooling over these photos. I remember the yummy food like these when I visited England. I’m traveling so I’ve no access to my computer. This is from my iPad.

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  14. Delicious and delightful. Thank you for sharing, Rhys!

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  15. Rhys, I so envy your peaceful stay in such a beautiful spot, with delicious food at the ready. I think you are on the perfect vacation. Enjoy every minute.

    Congratulations, Hank, on the Anthony win or Best Anthology!

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    1. Oops, the above comment is from Kathy Boone Reel.

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  16. Looks delicious. I may plan a stop at Sucrose before reading the next book . . . <3

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  17. I love Cornish pasties - hungry now!!

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