Snellville, CA (PressExposure) June 08, 2012 -- For those who weren't able to attend the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in honor of Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the English throne, it's still possible to get a taste of traditional British cuisine with Jane Romsey's new eBook, "Traditional British Jubilee Recipes."
"I grew up in the south of England at a time when most Mums still stayed at home and looked after the house and kids," said Romsey. "My Mum loved to bake and I guess I inherited my love of cooking from her. She was happiest in the kitchen, apron on, rolling pin in hand, and us kids around the table chatting and shelling the peas my Dad grew in the garden."
Now residing in the U.S., Romsey enjoys surprising guests with traditional British dishes that she's included in the book. The four-book collection includes new recipes and some from her previous books. It's available as a digital download for the Kindle at Amazon.com for just $2.99. Encompassing cakes, puddings, scones and biscuits, the eBook features 78 tasty treats to tempt the palate.
Romsey includes photos for many of her creations and conversion charts are included for accurate measuring. Recipes include those traditionally consumed for special occasions and Romsey sprinkles tidbits of British history throughout. The table of contents offers a convenient one-click system that takes readers directly to the recipe of their choice and the author has included her recipes for authentic Figgy Pudding, crumpets and scones.
Readers will find traditional English cakes that include the Victoria Sandwich Sponge Cake, named for Queen Victoria, the only queen to rule for a longer period than the current Queen Elizabeth II and able to celebrate a diamond jubilee. Cooks will also find the brightly colored and cheerful looking Battenberg cake, named in honor of the marriage of Queen Victoria's granddaughter to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884. The holidays wouldn't be the same without a Traditional British Christmas Cake, covered in marzipan and decorated with icons of the season.
Readers will find whimsical recipes for British Fairy Cakes and Very Proper English Custard, while Spotted Dick is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Many of the recipes are historic in nature, such as Madeira Cake. Named for the wine with which it was traditionally served, the recipe dates back to the 18th century, while Eccles Cake have been a favorite since 1793.
Romsey also shares her original recipe for Anzac Biscuits that can be traced to Scotland. Adopted by the British and claimed by the Australians, they were made during World War II and shipped to soldiers on the front by their mothers, wives and girlfriends. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the recipe for Jammie Dodgers, the British equivalent of Oreos.
"Traditional British Recipes" by Jane Romsey offers cooks a rare selection of some of the best-known and most popular recipes from England. Filled with traditional recipes and historic lore, the eBook includes preparation and cooking instructions that are easy to follow. From cakes and puddings to breads, Romsey's eBook provides a myriad of tasty treats that's sure to warm the cockles of any cook's heart.
The book can be purchased on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-British-Recipes-Collection-ebook/dp/B00885YZ2I.