We are very excited to welcome Regency Historical Author, Sasha Cottman to the blog this week. Sasha has written three books with Destiny publishing including: Letter from a Rake and An Unsuitable Match. Her latest book is called The Duke's Daughter and is available now. (Links at the end of the post.)
Today Sasha is sharing with us one of her Regency recipes. I am sure it's as delicious as it looks below.
Regency Pumpkin Pie
2 cups of cooked and mashed pumpkin
2 cups of milk
½ cup of Malaga wine (I actually opened a bottle of reserve Muscat, but don’t tell my husband).
1 cup of softened butter
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp salt (I didn’t bother with this but it’s up to you)
1 cup sugar
2 X 9” single crust pie shells
You can make your own pie pastry, but these days you can simply buy the shells in the supermarket. Make sure to get the sweet ones not the savoury.
You can roast the pumpkin, but after having burnt some the first time, I cut the peeled pumpkin and simply boiled it. Drain the pumpkin and mash it.
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and pour into the prepared pastry shells. (Do this carefully as you may have some mix left over and don’t want to overfill the shell).
Bake for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Garnish with pecans and whipped cream.
Are you a baker or a faker? Share your cooking triumphs or fails with us in the comments.
Love to Love Saturday morning sleep-ins.
Love to Laugh some of the ridiculous things I do.
Love to Learn new places in the world to visit and see.
Born in England, but raised in Australia, Sasha has a love for both countries. Having her heart in two places has created a love for travel, which at last count was to over 55 countries. A travel guide is always on her pile of new books to read.
Her first published novel, ‘Letter from a Rake’, was a finalist for the 2014 Romantic Book of the Year.
Sasha lives with her husband, teenage daughter and a cat who demands a starring role in the next book. She has found new hiding spots for her secret chocolate stash. On the weekends Sasha loves walking on the beach while trying to deal with her bad knee and current Fitbit obsession.
You can follow Sasha and find out more about her and her books on her: Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and The Duke's Daughter Pinterest Page.
The Duke’s Daughter:
Honest and impetuous Lady Lucy Radley is a breath of fresh air, guiding him through the season and helping him to avoid any traps. So when Avery is left with little option but to marry Lucy, he can't help but feel he's been manipulated. Nor can he shake the feeling that a duke's daughter should be out of his reach.
From the wildly beautiful Scottish Highlands to the elegant soirees of Paris, Avery and Lucy go on a journey that is full of surprises for them both. But will their feelings for each other be strong enough to overcome the circumstances of their marriage and survive the ghosts of Avery's past?
The Duke’s Daughter is available as an e-book at the following e-retailers.