by: Dahlia Clearwater
“The spectacle, luxury, and tantalizing saga of Bridgerton has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of viewers. But among all the heart-racing drama and Regency finery, one thing truly stands out: the magnificent food. Spectacular cakes, candy-colored cookies, fresh fruit as far as the eye can see – it’s enough to make even Lady Whistledown’s wearied mouth water,” Dahlia Clearwater.
I am a huge fan of Bridgerton and having lived in London before I love tea. When I found Teatime At Grosvenor Square I was so excited to try out all the recipes. I was so happy with the results from the ones that I tried and would highly recommend this cookbook to any Bridgerton fan or tea lover.
I saw this recipe for the Classic Gougeres and immediately wanted to try it. Cheese is one of my favorite ingredients and these are essentially just baked cheese puffs. The recipe is very easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen to make them now. I used Parmesan in mine but want to try them again with Gruyere as it’s one of my favorite cheeses.
The directions recommend cooking for 20 – 25 minutes and with my oven I actually had to bake them just a little over 25 minutes to be golden-brown. Make sure you keep an eye on them from 20 minutes on as they can brown quickly. They smelled so good that it was hard to let them cool for a few minutes before diving in. The puffs were delicious and I ate way too many of them! They are perfect as they are or you can have them with some type of dipping sauce. I tried a few sauces that I had at home such as Italian dressing, olive oil and ranch. All of them were delicious and I was bummed that I didn’t have any marinara sauce to eat with the puffs, which would have been perfect. They would be great for any teatime or as a side for any dinner.
Apricot Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are pretty commonly made, however, I’ve never made them before so I decided to try this recipe. It says you can use strawberry or apricot jam and I went for my Bonne Mamma Strawberry jam that I love. Make sure you have at least half a jar of jam to have enough to make the recipe.
The recipe didn’t require any special ingredients or tools. The dough came together quickly and it only took about fifteen minutes total to get the cookies into the oven. In the recipe it says you can roll the balls in sugar or not and I decided to do half in the sugar and half without the sugar. Once the cookies baked you could definitely tell which ones had the sugar and which ones didn’t. I personally preferred the ones rolled in sugar but my other taste testers preferred the ones not in the sugar. Either way they are the perfect sweet treat. I could have eaten a ton of these with my favorite French earl grey tea* for breakfast. These are definitely going to be something I make again and again.
A lot of time it can be difficult to find the perfect snack time recipes, however, every now and again you come across the perfect cookbook for those recipes and Teatime At Grosvenor Square is one of them. The recipes are very easy to follow and most of the ingredients were things I already had in my pantry or fridge. Both the apricot thumbprint cookies and the classic gougeres would be fit for any Bridgerton Lord or Lady.