A new project – curating recipes based on a weekly theme. In honor of the Fourth next week, today’s collection is red & white, but in all truth, is mostly Brit-influenced. (Two scones & pudding, yes?) Sorbet’s history is a bit more muddled, but it made its way up from the Southern European peninsula to France – possibly through the marriage of Catherine de’ Medici to the Duke of Orleans. And ironically enough, even though the French and Brits hated each other, sorbet still made its way to England by the end of the 17th century.
Scones are generally attributed to the English/Scottish/Irish, as you know well, but what about the pudding? Pudding is typically attributed to the Brits as well, but the tapioca pudding has a more complicated history. The cassava root was domesticated in the Americas, possibly by the Mayans. The Spanish and Portuguese, in turn, brought the root to Africa and Asia. The pudding itself is probably of British origin, and by 1894, quick-cooking tapioca was available for popular consumption.
1. Pomegranate Scones via Making Today Beautiful.
2. Blood Orange and Thyme Sorbet via Roost Blog.
3. Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Pots with Raspberry Rosewater Sauce via Gourmande in the Kitchen.
4. Cream Scones via Country Living.
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