Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brambly Hedge Winter Tea

Brambly Hedge Winter Tea, The Charm of Home
Today I am sharing the last of my Brambly Hedge china.  This set is "Winter."  I have created a little tea with some grain-free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins and a cranberry sauce.  I got this recipe from Practical Paleo but I added some carbs to it and took out the coconut.  So it wouldn't be all Paleo, but it is grain-free.  

Brambly Hedge Winter Tea, The Charm of Home
That little "Snowmouse" is very cute.  It is on the teacup and the saucer.

Brambly Hedge Winter Tea, The Charm of Home
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
6 eggs
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup potato flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, oil, vanilla, and honey in a large bowl.  Mix in a separate bowl the potato flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger stir until well combined.  Add the wet to the dry and then gently fold in the cranberries.  
Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into lined muffin cups (natural parchment muffin papers work best) and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Cranberry Sauce
12 ounces of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons honey
zest of one orange

In a medium sized saucepan simmer the cranberries with water until all of the berries have popped and the texture is gelatinous.  I added 1-2 more tablespoons of water to achieve this.  Add the honey to taste.  
Remove the mixture from the heat and add in the orange zest.  Allow it to come to room temperature before refrigeration.

Recipe adapted from: Practical Paleo  

The potato flour gives these muffins a nice texture.  They are cake like and moist almost like a bread pudding.  This recipe will work for you if you have to eat for auto-immune conditions and you avoid nuts.  I have to eat grain and nut free due to allergies.  I will be working on adapting many more recipes for my allergies and will share them when I have success!

I will link this to:

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Waste Not Want Not Wednesday at Poor and Gluten Free 
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground  
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow


The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so cute, Sherry, and the muffins look yummy. Perfect for a winter day.



Bernideen said...

So glad you will be linking at Friends Sharing Tea. What a darling table and teatime!

Katie Mansfield said...

The muffins look delicious. The tea set is adorable!

Unknown said...

Beautiful, and I'd love having your yummy looking muffins too!

Carolyn said...

What a cute winter tea set! I wonder how those little winter mice are doing out there under all our snow.
There does seem to be a lot more people with food allergies now.

Take care,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, I love your Brambly Hedge pieces. They are just darling! The muffins look good too. Pumpkin and cranberries are so tasty together. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your week.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So cozy! I love those Brambly winter scenes. Your muffins look so yummy!

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
This is a lovely tea time you have set. Cranberry anything is good : )
I try hard not to have grains too. I have always loved Brambly hedge. The snow mouse really is adorable.
Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

I've never seen Brambly Hedge china. It is very sweet! Your cranberry muffins look delicious! I followed your link up from A Delightsome Life. ~Elizabeth from www.beautyobserved.com

KathyB. said...

I love the Brambly Hedge books, and your china. I have quite a few friends who would love your recipe especially and will pass it on .

Tea in the Library said...

Yum, yum, yum! I love brambly Hedge and enjoy this post very much. Happy New Year and happy Happy Teacup Tuesday

Carolyn said...

I absolutely ADORE your Brambly Hedge China and love anything with cranberries! Thanks for the recipe and the sweet inspiration of your lovely photos.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This china is so darn pretty! :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I've fallen in love with that china since I saw it on your blog. I found some mugs with the same pattern on a flea-market and they were too expensive for me... So I keep looking!

The Tablescaper said...

I love Brambly Hedge! I need to pull those books out. Such a welcoming tea.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Susan said...

I always enjoy your Brambly Hedge posts. I have had to go gluten free, I will look forward to your recipes.

Alison Agnew said...

i have a weakness for lovely china
and yours is some of the most
charming i've ever seen

just followed you via Bloglovin
and would love for you to share
at Fridays Unfolded
which i've brought back for 2014

Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

Schotzy said...

Absolutely love the China... tells such a sweet story.... the pumpkins muffins look scrumptious too... Im keeping this recipe!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What adorable tea china! (I am a big collector of tea china and have never seen this whimsical fun lot!)

And thank you for your delicious recipe!!

I am your newest follower.

Maria said...

Oh those dishes are soooo sweet!!! How beautiful! And the muffins look so yummy! The perfect wintertime tea!!!

Kathy said...

The teaset is beautiful, Sherry and the muffins sound delicious! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Kathy said...

The teaset is beautiful, Sherry and the muffins sound delicious! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,