Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TIME FOR SCOTTISH TEA TIME - SPICY MARMALADE LOAF



I have been enjoying baking some of the recipes from a wonderful tea book that came out in 2009:  "TEA AND CRUMPETS" by Margaret M. Johnson. I totally recommend you buy this book!  Today is also Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations so I decided to make the Scottish recipe for Spicy Marmalade Loaf from the Tea Room of Ballindalloch
Castle in Banffshire, Scotland.







This recipe book has recipes from all over the United Kingdom and if you look back at my posts last week you will find much information about it!  The recipe called for lining the pan with waxed paper and I found that worked well.  The loaf has 1/2 cup of marmalade in it and is very moist and delicious!









My step-father was from a Scottish family - the Buchanan's who settled near Nashua, New Hampshire.  My step-grandmother Buchanan and her daughter Norma were wonderful cooks.  I remember when I was around 11 years old I had Welsh Rarebit for lunch in their home.  It was a very old home with a barn attached. I also remember them drinking hot tea which we never had in our home in Virginia (just iced tea).











As I shared in an earlier post - Margaret gives the history of marmalade in "Tea and Crumpets" and tells how "James Keiller bought a cargo of bitter oranges and apples that were threatening to spoil after a Spanish ship sought shelter in the harbor during a storm. The thrifty Scotsman's wife turned the fruit into delicious pots of jams, the first batch of Keiller's original Dundee orange marmalade."






As you can see below: nice and moist!








7 comments:

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

OMGosh~~this looks awesome! Wish I was there with a cup of tea! :)

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmmm, your marmalade loaf looks and sounds delish! I make Welsh Rarebit quite often. It is good for a quick meal. Wonderful tea post, Bernideen! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
your marmelade loaf looks so delicious and I love how you displayed it. You have always the nicest tea things.
Greetings, Johanna

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Ah, yet another yummy recipe to try!! I was wondering, how will this fit into my calorie counting?! ha.... I am hoping I have some Marmalade in the cupboard, I think I need to try this out!!

I love the thrifty-ness of the Scottish wife...perhaps my Scottish heritage was coming out of me this week when I made 5 quiches for the freezer because my chickens have gone bonkers!! (SMILES).

Have a WONDERFUL day Bernideen! I love your blog, it speaks to my inner spirit.

HUGS,
Donna

Rizzi said...

OH, I BET THAT LOAF IS DELICIOUS, AND WITH A CUP OF EARL GREY TEA. YOUR TEAPOT AND CUPS ARE SO LOVELY. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

Angela McRae said...

This looks and sounds just delicious!

Barbara said...

So it looks like you can get marmalade in the States now! In the 80's I used to take it over for an elderly Englishman who could never find it in the States.
Interestingly there was an article in the newspaper this week that said marmalade was going out of favour in this country and only now bought by the older generation. Well that's me certainly. I love it and have some every day. After lunch a small slice of toast with marmalade and another of Manuka Honey.