Sunday, May 24, 2015

Welcome guest author Hannah Dennison+ book #giveaway!

Carolyn Hart says of Hannah's work: "The mistress of hilarious British Mysteries. Fabulous fun."

British born, Hannah originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting. She has been an obituary reporter, antique dealer, private jet flight attendant and Hollywood story analyst. Now living in Portland, Oregon, Hannah continues to teach mystery writing at UCLA Extension and still works for a west coast advertising agency. Hannah writes the Honeychurch Hall Mysteries (Minotaur) and the Vicky Hill Mysteries (Constable Crime) both set in the wilds of the English countryside.

Hannah is offering a lovely giveaway - see below!

Take it away, Hannah!

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Since afternoon tea features quite a lot in my Honeychurch Hall series, I thought it would be a good idea to bake a British classic—the Victoria Sponge.

As the name suggests, this simple cake was named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901) who adopted the new craze for tea parties. However it was Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, who is credited as the creator of “teatime.” Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the Duchess suffered from a “sinking feeling” at about four o’clock in the afternoon. At first the Duchess had her servants sneak her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs into her dressing room, but soon she was inviting friends to join her. The practice of inviting friends to come for tea in the afternoon was quickly picked up by other social hostesses.

So here we go!

Hannah's niece Isla in the background!!

Victoria Sponge

Ingredients
4 oz butter
4 oz castor sugar/superfine sugar, not the granulated kind otherwise it will be gritty
2 eggs
Vanilla extract (if you want it)
4 oz flour
1 tsp baking powder (to make it rise unless you can get hold of self-raising flour)
A pinch salt
A tablespoonful of milk

Filling
Strawberry jam is most common but you can add freshly whipped cream

Topping
Icing sugar/powdered sugar

Preparation:
Take the butter and eggs out of the fridge so they will be at room temperature.
Turn oven on to 180 C or 350 F.
Lightly grease two circular 7” pans with either butter paper (i.e. the wrapping from a stick of butter) – or if you don’t have that, a dollop of butter on a piece of Scott towel will do just as well OR, if you are feeling particularly creative, line the pans with parchment/greaseproof paper. This makes it easy to turn the sponge out after cooking.

Method:
Beat the eggs separately in a basin and set aside.
Cube the butter and then mix with the sugar until creamy.
Beat in the eggs (but don’t let them curdle).


Sieve the flour and baking powder together and then fold into the ingredients … do not beat or stir because you’re essentially folding in “air.”
Add the milk and vanilla extract and stir gently. The mixture should have a “dropping” consistency.


Pour into the pre-greased pans and smooth level with a palette knife.
Pop the pans into the middle of the oven (not on the top shelf) for about 18 – 20 minutes.
Note: Do not open the oven door before the 18/20 minutes are up because this will make your sponge sink in the middle.
To test when a cake is done, thrust a skewer into it – if it comes out all sticky, it is not cooked! Put it back into the oven for a further five minutes.
When the cakes are done turn them out onto a wire tray to cool.


Layer on jam and cream and sprinkle with icing/confectioner’s sugar.


Tips:
Always use good quality butter.
Always beat the butter to a cream unless the recipe states to the contrary.
The cake must be placed into the oven as soon as possible after the eggs have been added. If it’s allowed to remain too long, the cake will become heavy.

A little known fact:
In Isabella Beeton's 1874 cookbook, Mrs. Beeton's Cookery and Household Management a recipe is included for Victoria Sandwiches. The original method called for the mixture to be made in a rectangular roasting tin and halved horizontally, filled with jam and sliced into finger-shaped pieces.


For the Giveaway:

I'm offering a lovely raffle bag with English goodies - e.g. two books (one Vicky Hill and one Honeychurch Hall) - English candy etc. Leave a comment here {hint - see the word COMMENTS below -click it} and tell me what your favorite English treat is. Remember to leave your email or a cryptic version of it so I can figure out how to contact you!  Good luck!



You can reach Hannah online:




196 comments:

  1. Shepherds pie yummy .
    Lomazowr@gmail.com.

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    1. Hi Rhonda - I love Shepherd's Pie too - apparently Shepherd's Pie should be made with minced lamb and Cottage Pie with minced beef but I always make mine with beef. It's a childhood favorite.

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  2. English muffins. I don't really have an idea what English treats would be. Scones maybe. I love all baked goods. Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. I love muffins - both varieties - American muffins vs English muffins - you can toast an English one but not an American one!

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    1. OMG Now you're talking! I absolutely love Sticky toffee pudding and you can buy it in the USA now in the frozen section of Whole Foods ...

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  4. Tea & crumpets or scones! Have always wanted to try plum pudding and I'm sure there are many more I'm not familiar with that are fabulous!
    vernagass@gmail.com

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    1. Crumpets toasted on a fork over an open fire are a winter favorite of mine. I've never tried plum pudding either. I'll put it on my bucket list!

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  5. Scones, jam, and Devonshire cream make my tummy very happy. I have a feeling I'll be trying out this sponge recipe soon. Thank you for the giveaway. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I hope you like it - I prefer strawberry jam but apricot is also yummy too.

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  6. Love the recipe, cake history; and the book sounds fabulous! Wow! EMS591@aol.com

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  7. My favorite English treat is a raspberry scone with Deveonshire cream....ooooh, lots of cream! kat8762@aol.com

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  8. Anything with cream, or any of the biscuits I first had while on business trips to England.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Did you know that Agatha Christie used to drink half a pint of cream as refreshment? Seriously.

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    2. Whoa. As much as I love cream, that's even a bit much for me.

      You mentioned Harrogate. Of course anything from Betty's. Welsh Rarebit I could never duplicate.

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    3. Gosh. I haven't had Welsh Rarebit for ages. I'd forgotten all about that.

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  9. English toffee. Thank you for the books. suefoster109@netzero.net

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    1. I like Farrah's of Harrogate toffee - oh - and Marks & Spencer makes some excellent toffee, too.

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  10. I love English toffee and guess this is more Scottish shortbread yum! Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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    1. Now I'm dreaming English toffee ... I also love Quality Street's toffees that come in a tin at Christmas. I always have a box of Scottish shortbread in the house too!

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  11. Full English breakfast with several cups of tea. Thanks! trisheie@yahoo.com

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    1. Transport cafes are the best places in England to find a good English breakfast ... but of course, you smell like fried bacon for the rest of the day.

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  12. Good morning! For a treat I really love scones (with tea, or maybe cocoa), and if I'm being really honest my favorite chocolate is a milk chocolate Cadbury bar. Happy Sunday! :-) Nicole
    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. I LOVE Cadbury's chocolate. I'm happy to see it on the shelves here in the USA now too. I also like Galaxy milk chocolate. If you see it, give that a try!

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    2. Thanks for the tip, Hannah! My sister-in-law is going to England next month for 10 days (spending midsummer dawn at Stonehenge---how cool is that?!?), and I'll ask her to bring me back some Galaxy milk chocolate. :-)

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  13. I tried and like lemon curd. thanks for the chance!
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Hmm ... lemon curd. I haven't had that for ages. My mother puts it in her lemon meringue pie. It's delicious!

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  14. I do love a good scone.
    Afarage at earthlink dot net

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    1. When I was 14 we were taught to make scones in Home Economics. The teacher called my efforts "stones." Sigh.

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  15. I really like scones! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. I'm quite partial to cheese scones as well - if for some bizarre reason I am not in the mood for cream.

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  16. Adorable tea time little cucumber sandwiches, and others, with the bread crust removed; Lemon curd, and Cadbury chocolate bars. hharra at BSU dot edu

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    1. Yes! The crusts absolutely have to be removed! Can I come to tea at your house?

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  17. Scones - yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gailarnold25@yahoo.com

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  18. I love shortbread and scones with plenty of cream. I will have to try your recipe. It sounds perfect for a summer all fresco dinner.
    knightj4@gmail.com

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    1. I've just realized I've never actually made shortbread biscuits. I should give that a try. Hope you like the recipe.

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  19. Scones with clotted cream. I'm going to try the sponge cake. Yummy.
    Frybbe (at) gmail.com

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    1. Believe it or not there is quite a difference between Cornish clotted cream and Devonshire clotted cream - both from the west country. The Cornish variety has a thicker crust which sometimes puts people off ... but not me!

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  20. Digestive Biscuits and tea with lemon is ideal and special. elliotbencan(At)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I love McVities digestives. Marks & Spencer make their own brand but it's not quite as good (sorry M & S lovers ... but that's the truth!)

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  21. A delectable treat would be scones with jam. What a lovely recipe. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I've never made my own jam but I'd love to give it a try. Raspberry is my favorite.

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  22. Welcome, Hannah! Can I tell you how hungry that cake is making me? One of our favorites around here. Fruit, cream, and cake. You can't go wrong! YUM!

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    1. I love MLK! One of my favorite blogs. It's great to be talking about cake so early in the day (I'm on the west coast!)

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  23. Tea, and scones. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Dnrocker@ yahoo.com

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    1. I drink English breakfast tea in the morning but for afternoon tea, I prefer Lady Grey - it's not as smoky as Earl Grey. What about you?

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  24. scones and Devonshire cream. dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Scones and Devonshire cream are definitely the most popular here - the thought is making me peckish and it's only 8.30 here.

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  25. Scones, clotted cream and tea of course !
    kathambre@yahoo.com

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    1. If you can't find clotted you can always try whipping cream but sometimes it's hard to get it thick enough to plop on the top.

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  26. Our family loves tea and scones. Thanks for the giveaway. Amazing recipe. Can't wait to try it.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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    1. The first thing I am going to do this afternoon is bake some scones! All this talk of scones is making me desperate for a batch!

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  27. It would have to be scones. Orange scones are one of my favorites,

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    1. I've not tried orange scones. Thanks for that - I'm always up for something new.

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  29. Scones! I love all scones! Klemmk.c@gmail.com

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    1. Do you have a favorite type? Plain? Fruit? Cheese? I love all of them too.

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  30. I love scones. Also enjoy yorkshire pudding (not sure that's really an English dish).
    Looking forward to the new book. Hope to get it soon.
    thanks.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Yorkshire pudding ... yes ... it's traditional to have that with a Sunday roast (i.e. roast beef, lamb or pork). You can also add sausage to the batter (i.e. before you put the mixture into the oven) and it becomes "toad in the hole."

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    2. I just started reading The Art of Baking Blind and they are making sponges and lots of other goodies I've not heard of here in the states. Sound delicious. It is a good book.
      take are.

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  31. Scones and shepards pie.
    rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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    1. Ditto! The secret to a good shepherd's pie is using the leftover meat from Sunday roast and mincing that ... and then using leftover gravy too. Yum.

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  32. I love scones with clotted cream--I don't think I've had the Cornish clotted cream before, but it sounds delicious. I also love Macvities Hob Nobs and Mars bars. bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hob Nobs! YES ... but when I start eating those, I just can't stop. Mars Bars are favorites too but I swear they are getting smaller.

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    2. I'm the same with the Hob Nobs--I always say "just one more" and eat four! I've moved away from my British Foods grocery store, so I'm glad to hear about the sticky toffee pudding at Whole Foods~

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  33. Shortbread biscuits. Thanks for the recipe & giveaway !

    Tennisace50(@)yahoo (dot)com

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    1. I love homemade shortbread but I've never made them. Yet.

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  34. English toffee ...scones are good too. Thanks! Kuzlin at AOL.com

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    1. I love the kind of English toffee that can pull out fillings ....

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  35. I used to make something called plum pudding that was absolutely wonderful---but I've lost the recipe. It was served with a hard sauce and must have had a million calories in it.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. If you find that recipe ... let me know. I'd love to make it.

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  36. Scones with clotted cream. BUT, I would gladly try Victoria Sponge if it is in the gift package :)

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    1. Scones are definitely winning as favorite treats today!

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  37. I love fish and chips. And for a snack, Walker's shortbread cookies - yum!

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    1. The traditional way to eat fish and chips is in old newspaper. I know I can hear groans but that's the way it used to be!

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  38. I like raisin scones. You can't go wrong with anything with raisins in it. Your recipe sounds terrific (even though it doesn't have raisins). lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm partial to raisins too. I also like currants and sultanas ...

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  39. would love to win books and read them while eating scones w/clotted cream..........

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    1. Ha ha ... yes ... that would be perfect!

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  40. Welcome to the Kitchen, Hannah! No matter how it's pronounced, we all love scones!

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    1. Yes - you are so right. There are two ways to pronounce "scones." I say "skoans" but some people say "skonns."

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  41. Oh my goodness - this isn't the thread to read if you are hungry. I was going to just say tea but then I saw everyone else list out some other great choices and now I can't decide what is my favorite. jenne.turner@unt.edu

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    1. I have just come back from a massive family brunch and I can't eat another bite - although I probably could squeeze in a square of Cadbury's chocolate.

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  42. Scones and tea in a pretty cup

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    1. The type of cup is crucial! I prefer to drink tea from a bone china cup or mug. It really makes a difference.

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  43. English Trifle is great on a warm summers day! boobear28705 at yahoo.com

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    1. Oh trifle! I've forgotten about that. My mum makes a terrific sherry trifle. The way the sherry soaks into the trifle sponges (I think they're called "Lady Fingers" makes all the difference.

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  44. Very hungry right now:) Love scones with strawberry preserves and tea with cream on a lovely floral china plate. Thank you Pennymarks@frontier.com

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    1. It's definitely important to have the right china.

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  45. Brandy-soaked fruit cake with a dollop of heavy cream and a nice cuppa hot tea. Failing that, some Christmas Mince Pies will do nicely. Yum, yuuuuuuuuummmmm. Adrienne pettprojects@yahoo.com

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    1. I really love fruit cake - especially soaked in brandy. Also mince pies made with real mincemeat. I think you can buy it at most online British stores.

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  46. love your books and would love one..you make them all interesting and keep me interested..

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    1. Cheryl - so happy to hear you enjoy my books.

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  47. When I was in England, I discovered cream tea in the afternoon! Love either strawberry jam or lemon curd with my scones, plus clotted cream of course! Have to admit I love fish and chips, too! marthajane1@hotmail.com

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    1. All my favorite things. I try not to think about the calories...

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  48. Love finding new authors to me!! That cake sounds wonderful!!

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  49. Fish and chips is a favorite as is trifle. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  50. Yorkshire puddings with prime rib roast! Fish and chips! Hard to choose!

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    1. I like to eat Yorkshire pudding when it is cold as well.

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  51. Lemon curd, English Trifle, Yorkshire pudding oh my...Bubble and squeak! Bangers and mash! Full English breakfast...

    Kathleen Bylsma h5apby@yahoo.com

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    1. Wow ... bubble and squeak. I haven't had that for ages. Delicious with tomato ketchup!

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  52. Crumpets slathered with jam! Ourbookaddiction at gmail.

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  53. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)May 24, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    I love scones and shortbread but aren't those both Scottish? I enjoy a nice pint of something delish and a ploughman's lunch. Hard to beat. Unless someone has invited you to a cream tea! Love your books Hannah.

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    1. That's a really good point! I think they are! I also love ploughman's especially with Branston pickle. So happy you enjoy my books.

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  54. A good pot of black tea and proper scones (not those crazy things they sell at Starbucks) with cream and jam.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. I know what you mean about Starbucks scones. For some reason they are coated with heavy sugar, too.

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  55. I'll take a. Cadbury chocolate bar any time, any day of the week. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway. j_mazur@msn.com

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    1. ... the original Cadbury's chocolate bar? I also enjoy Cadbury's fruit and nut.

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  56. I love a variety of scones and Earl Grey Tea! Thank you for the opportunity to win some books.

    DianeHerr at cox dot net

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    1. I like Earl Grey a lot but I've discovered Lady Grey too - made by Twinings - worth a try.

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  57. Good cup of tea and scones. I have been reading other comments to see what I might have missed out on in the English treats.
    Thanks for post and chance.
    Lhxp73@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm so enjoying reading the comments ... I'm rediscovering my English favorites like trifle and bubble and squeak! Scones are a favorite tho.

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  58. Good cup of tea and scones. I have been reading other comments to see what I might have missed out on in the English treats.
    Thanks for post and chance.
    Lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  59. I think my favorite, at least of what I know is English, would be scones. Would love to read your Honeychurch Hall mysteries! Thank you for the chance to win!
    jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  60. I love English toffee and English muffins. Your sponge cake recipe looks really good! I am going to have to try making it. Thank you for a chance to win. crossxjo (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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    1. I hope you have a go at making the sponge. It's so easy!

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  61. I love fish and chips! :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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    1. I like to add malt vinegar to my fish and chips.

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  62. As I started to reply to this, scones was my intended response. But glancing at the other comments as I scrolled, I saw English toffee, yep, like that. The lemon curd. Yep to that too. As the I don't really consider it a treat but love Yorkshire pudding.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  63. As I started to reply to this, scones was my intended response. But glancing at the other comments as I scrolled, I saw English toffee, yep, like that. The lemon curd. Yep to that too. As the I don't really consider it a treat but love Yorkshire pudding.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  64. English toffee and fish and chips!

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  65. I thought Victoria Sponge would be more difficult, but your recipe sounds most doable. I love all mannerr of British goodies: Christopher Eccleston, Alan Rickman...my friend Trish, sends me delightful choccies-I can't remember my favorite. I'd love a bacon butty and am dying to try a custard tart. I'm not a huge fan of eccles cakes and you can keep your marmite! ;)

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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    1. I love a bacon butty ! My dad was a great fan of custard tarts - Mum used to buy them from Marks & Spencer. I love Marmite (it's such an acquired taste) - but I agree about the eccles cakes. They never did much for me, either.

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  66. Scones and Dr. Who. :) Thank you for the fun chance to win! rencw@verizon.net

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    1. It's funny you should mention Dr. Who. I was at an auction last year in London and they were auctioning off a dalek. It was a black - one of the superbad guys. Definitely brought back a few childhood nightmares!

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  67. a trifle
    i am sure when I make this cake I it will be on the top of the olist.
    sandy
    sandydunc66@yahoo.com

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    1. My mum used to decorate her trifle with tiny macaroons and cherries. Yum.

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  68. Ruth Lyons MazurMay 24, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Pass me the scones, some fresh strawberry jam and a cup of tea! Perfect! I'm going to need some comfort food to help me get through the next few weeks as I try to cope with the diagnosis a woman never wants to hear. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. ruthmazur46@gmail.com - Ruth Lyons Mazur

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    1. Oh Ruth - I am so sorry. Comfort food definitely helps. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

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  70. Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping up appearances and then of course everything from Jamie Oliver's many cookbooks.

    Susanne Svoger Have
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    1. I LOVE Hyacinth Bucket! I also own every Jamie Oliver book there is. His recipes are fantastic.

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  71. Scones! My favorite bakery uses cream instead of butter. This cake, though, might move those scones into second place. Thanks for the recipe . . . and looking forward to the books!

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    1. You can also make the Victoria sponge without the cream of course ... but I just can't say no to cream!

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  72. Love the recipe. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. Scones - I adore plain currant scones, made with cream and butter. Although the Victoria Sponge does sound good!

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    1. I like cheese scones - they're pretty good, too - although not with cream and jam!

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  74. I would also say scones but, I like peanut butter toast with marmite.
    This recipe sounds so good!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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    1. You are my hero! ... peanut butter toast with marmite. I am going to try that first thing tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

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  75. I like English muffins but are they really English? I know I like several kinds of Cadbury Chocolates!

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    1. Your question prompted me to look it up! Apparently the muffin was introduced by the French (according to Wikipedia). I never knew that!

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  76. When my husband and I visit his family in London, I can't get enough of scones with cream and strawberry jam! Yum!

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  77. scones and clotted cream, such a treat
    karenlalsip@gmail.com

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    1. There is an ongoing debate about cream first then jam or vice-versa. I say jam first then cream.

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  78. English cream tea with a crumpet.
    Lauigl [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com

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    1. Crumpets with oozings of butter ... on a cold November day.

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  79. It may sound crazy but I love Sainsbury teas and biscuits.

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    1. I love Sainsbury too. I stock up whenever I am in England and bring home in my suitcase.

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  80. I am the world's pickiest eater! Though, I am an Anglophile and I adore having tea. I do not eat cookies, cakes, crumpets, scones, nor pies! Sorry. I am looking forward to reading the books in this series. I just have not had a chance. Too many books and not enough hours in the day! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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    1. I wish I could say the same. I have such a sweet tooth, tho. I always intend to give up sugar but don't have the self-discipline.

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  81. Cadbury Flake candy bars! Nothing else like them, crunchy, soft, and creamy all at the same time.

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    1. I love Cadbury's flakes but I'm POSITIVE they are getting smaller and smaller!

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  82. Love scones and lemon curd. Wish I could make it as good as I have had. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win!! kayt18 at comcast dot net

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    1. I have never tried scones WITH lemon curd. That'll be next on my list.

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  83. So hard to chose a favorite, but I guess Bread Pudding would be my English comfort treat.
    reneejr@earthlink.net

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    1. Hmmm bread pudding - I have forgotten all about that delicious dessert!

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  84. Fish and chips. Yum. The recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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    1. And if you eat fish and chips outside at the seaside ... I can guarantee that seagulls will want to take their share too!

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  85. Fish covered in batter ... sigh ... with chips smothered in malt vinegar. Yep. Love it!

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  86. I learned to make English Trifle in the mid 80's from a French woman who grew up in Algiers, married a Scottish man from Liverpool, & they met in Morrocco! My family loves Trifle and I make it every year for Christmas. (Always use dry sherry) I'm also a fan of scones of every flavor. Love your books, too!

    lola777_22 at hotmail dot com

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    1. What a great story! Yes - dry sherry is the best. I used to use "trifle sponges" for the base but I'm not sure if you can still get them these days.

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  87. My fave are scones all types! Zeta@iwon.com

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  88. Scones. Trifle. Yum! Thank you for the giveaway. bunkielisa at gmail dot com

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  89. My favorite English treat is also scones but with clotted cream and strawberry jam... I also like teacakes...and Twinings English Breakfast tea is so wonderful with it...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  90. I love, love, love scones!!! I go to a local coffee shop called LeBuzz Caffe every Friday morning with some girlfriends and they make the best scones there. I also make them at home sometimes, too! I will have to try this new recipe. Looks delicious. You are a new author to me and would love to read your books. Thanks for the chance!! lpblanchard@yahoo.com

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  91. Scones, toffee, Shepard's Pie...I think that's about all I've ever had. ;)
    pmettert@yahoo.com

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  92. Name a favorite? Hard. But I have to say Pork Pie and tea. My gramps was over seas during the Great War and brought home the Pork Pie and others. But Pork Pie is used most often. It is perfect for packed lunches, work, school, hiking, etc. A family project on weekends was to mix up a batch of something amid giggles and outrageous suggestions for add-ins. (When 7 my son suggested the garter snake he'd caught earlier). He started the tradition of collecting recipes from each country they were stationed in. Love the chance for the book. Thank you. Della at: deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  93. I love Yorkshire Pudding. Least my Grandmother's recipe. So yummy!
    Lady.janel@hotmail.com

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  94. I like scones with my tea in the morning or as after dinner treat. I have tried to make them but they ended up in the yard for the birds to peck at lol I buy them at the bakery now :) darholley1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  95. My favorite treat that I enjoyed 42 years ago during a 3 1/2 week college course, Nursing in Great Britain, was trifle. Yum!! I am adding your series to my TBR list - fun!! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  96. I like scones and the Cadbury chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.
    ceciliayoung at gmx.com

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  97. Cornish Pasties.....my mother was from Cornwall and made these all the time. Great for picnics.

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  98. I love Fish &Chips and also English Toffee. Have to make your sponge cake. It looks so good.

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  99. I would have to say blackberry and apple crumble.

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  100. forgot my email address: raquel36m (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. My favorite English treat is scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, or lemon curd. With a cup of tea.

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  102. Forgot my email address also. choirlady27(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. Cadbury chocolates...........

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  104. Mine is lemon curd and sticky toffee pudding!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  105. Love Trifle! Yummo! donnaathompson@hotmail.com hugs ����������

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