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!