It's Tea Time Tuesday over at Rose Chintz Cottage. Be sure to click on the link to go visit Sandi and her other Tea Time Tuesday participants.
I'm using my little blue teapot and my Liberty Blue dishes today.
I've made a special treat to go with your cuppa. It's called Chunky Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. I've included the recipe at the end of my post.
The tea is Strawberry Rhubarb crumble.
Do you see Paul Revere on the cup? I really like these Liberty Blue dishes. Some information on Liberty Blue follows:
Liberty Blue was created for the bicentennial by Enoch Wedgwood of Staffordshire, England. There are different historical scenes on each piece.
The Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan was a a large financial institution in the Pacific Northwest, whose board of directors contacted Enoch Wedgewood to develop a unique pattern of dinnerware exclusively for them. As an incentive to their customers, they offered pieces and place settings at reasonable prices, depending on the amount of money deposited; i.e. the first deposit of $50 dollars one was given a four piece place setting free. Subsequent place settings could be purchased for $4.95. Coasters with Benjamin Franklin´s picture, made exclusively for the Ben Franklin bank, were given away with each place setting purchased. In October 1976, the Ben Franklin newsletter announced that account holders had only until the end of the year to obtain more Liberty Blue pieces at these special prices. Liberty Blue then became a grocery store promotional item for five additional years.
Info from http://www.robbinsnest.com/liberty-blue/ Used with permission
Chunky Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars - from Teatime at Miss Spenser's, Our Favorite Recipes Hand Picked For you by Miss Spenser's Special-Teas*
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
Beat flour, butter, and brown sugar in small bowl until crumbly. Press in greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
3 large eggs
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
1 1/2 cups pecans
Beat all but the chocolate chips and nuts together; then stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour evenly over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until set.
*There are three volumes of Teatime at Miss Spenser's available; this recipe is from Volume 1. Call Miss Spenser's Special-Teas at 641-342-1547 to order. Recipe used with permission.
Happy Tea Day!