A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Tuesday Cuppa Tea Fruit And Pinecones Tea, Peach Blueberry Coffee Cake

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea...where we can share tea related treasures, treats and journeys!

November has arrived...as you can see by the cooler temeratures making the leaves turn color and drift down like colored snowflakes in any passing breeze... AND WE GET SOME BIG ONES!

Plus it's time change again here in the US, although the UK changed on October 29th...

 fall "Fall Back"  time change for us in the US is coming up on Saturday-Sunday November 4-5th...MUCH better than the spring forward direction.

My tea today in the sunroom features a family set from the 1950s, from West Germany in the 1950s, bought at the Arzberg pottery, which had been in business since the 1880s.

"So I says ""My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head, I  should better understand your affairs." " So we had tea and the affairs too..."  
~ Charles Dickens, Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy

The thin porcelain set has a great design of seeds, leaves and pods...
perfect for fall. 

The mark is simple...just the name and the shape number. The reason it doesn't say Made In Germany is because it was purchased in Germany, therefore was not required to have the Made In Germany stamp as the company did not have to ship it to the US...it was hand carried. If it had been ordered from the USA, it would have. Anyway...a wonderful fall set! What are you sipping your tea from this week?

And for a treat for tea...I made a Peach Blueberry Coffee Cake, which is a family recipe from my mother. I have seen some similar ones... I think she got it from a flour bag if I remember correctly, but I have adapted it for my allergies, etc.

Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake
Makes in round 9 inch cake

1 cup of flour...(I used half white winter wheat from our local organic farm store)
1/2 cup granulated sugar...(I used organic unrefined/unbleached)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried orange rind
1/4 cup butter...
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk...(I used almond milk)
1 can of sliced peaches...(12-14 ounces) well drained
1/2 cup or more fresh or frozen blueberries


1/2 cup sifter confectioner's sugar (Powdered sugar)
1/4 to 1/3 tsp Almond extract
2 to 2 1/2 tsp milk...(I used Almond milk)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease an 9 inch round cake pan.

Sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the orange rind and mix well. Cut the butter into small pieces and using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut it into the mix until the mix resembles crumbs.

Whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla and add to the dry ingredients, and stir with a fork to mix. Pour 2/3 of the mix into the prepared pan, and arrange the peach slices on top, filling in and around with the blueberries. Pour the remaining batter on top, spreading to cover as much as possible.

Bake 25-30 minutes until cooked through...don't test an peach...and golden brown at the edges. Cool on a rack in the pan for 20-30 minutes before adding glaze.

Whisk together the glaze ingredients being careful not to add too much milk. Drizzle all over the cake and let cool completely before cutting.

Thanks so much for joining me! May your week be filled with friends, cups of tea and joy!

Just wanted to say...starting November 1st, am having a 15% Off sale with coupon code THANKFUL at Antiques And Teacups! Come by a visit! 

I am joining....

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  1. Good morning dear Ruth! Your blueberry/peach coffee cake looks just wonderful and would accompany a cuppa perfectly! Your tea set is also perfect for Fall. Interesting how they didn't put the mark on it unless shipped from Germany! Personally, I prefer the time change in the Spring when the time goes ahead. I like the longer days much better. Not much for short days and longer nights. Thank you for the party and have a lovely week.


  2. What a beautiful tea cup. And that blueberry peach cake....it is calling my name. When we get blueberries next,I will have to make that. It looks delicious!


  3. Hi Ruth!Your cake is mouth watering!Thanks for sharing your pretty teaset and thanks for hosting and visiting too!Hugs,Maristella.

  4. Sorry,Ruth,I did something wrong when I added my link...I apologize for it.Maristella.

  5. That is such a pretty china pattern for Fall, Ruth! I would love to join you for a slice of your blueberry peach coffee cake, and a cup of tea. Thank you so much for hosting your tea party! Happy Halloween!

  6. I think my dvd player is on UK time because its clock "fell back" one hour yesterday. It never occurred to me that you can combine coffee cake with fruit. Yum! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  7. Ruth, that cake looks like something I would really enjoy. Do you deliver? I'm repeating my cup and saucer (and post including some tea discussion) because my post this week (going up on Thursday) is completely non-tea-related - Chili Verde.

  8. Oh I love the tea set, I love blues and I like the pattern on it.. that peach blueberrie sounds wonderful for Fall.. thank you for sharing the recipe, with love Janice

  9. That is a charming tea set Ruth and it goes perfectly with your cake. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  10. What an interesting piece of history you shared about your tea set today! And that peach blueberry coffee cake looks delicious, and quite easy to make too! A perfect addition to a fall tea party :)

  11. Hi Ruth, I have never seen that pattern, but it certainly is charming! Oh my that blueberry coffee cake sounds and looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Ruth: What a beautiful coffee cake. I have enjoyed seeing this German set too. Very retro and fun! Your posting reflects much thought and energy! Lovely items but the coffee cake must of been eaten very quickly!


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