Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Holidays · Recipes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day www.izannahwalker.com
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Eliza Jane and Hannah wish you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!  This morning, to celebrate, Hannah baked Irish Soda Bread for breakfast, which made all her sisters quite happy indeed ❤

Hannah’s favorite recipe comes from The Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread. She prefers the recipe for White Soda Bread.  She did stray from tradition and add raisins, which would actually make her bread “spotted dog”.  Hannah is quite fond of both raisins and dogs… ❤

 

 

 

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Recipes

A Very Snowy Day or What Little Dolls Do To Amuse Themselves When They Are Stuck Indoors…

How much snow? www.izannahwalker.com
“Isabeau can you tell how deep the snow is?”

 

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“I think we should go sledding!”

 

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“Or we could build a snowman!”

 

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“No! We should stay inside where it is warm and read…”

 

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“or work on our samplers…”

 

Isabeau, Ismay and Zanna were forced to agree, for the sad truth is that the dolls only have one coat to share between them all, which was kindly loaned to them by the bears…

mohair coat
Teddy Bear mohair coat… https://izannahwalker.com/2016/05/13/a-trip-to-brimfield-yeilds-treasures/

 

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…and so Isabeau sat down to read “The Story of My Dolls” aloud. “No one seems to know much about Tillie” she read…

 

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“We do, we do!” cried all the dolls…

 

… later they bundled Izzybelle into the borrowed coat and let her go outside to scoop snow into their biggest bowl.  Then they made snow ice cream, which they ate to their hearts content.

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Snow Ice Cream ❤ To make a dish of your own follow this link for the recipe: https://izannahwalker.com/2013/02/09/a-special-treat-for-a-snowy-day/

Thus ends the story of my dolls and their very snowy day… ❤

 

Antique Izannah Walker Dolls · Celebrations · Recipes

Happy 198th Birthday Izannah Walker – Part 3 – Baking Birthday Treats

Time to bake. www.izannahwalker.com

The dolls have taken over my kitchen to bake honey cakes for this afternoon’s birthday tea party.  It’s time to get out the cookbook!

This is one of our favorite cookbooks.  America Eats by William Woys Weaver. It is no longer in print, but if you search you may still be able to find a copy here or there...
This is one of our favorite cookbooks. America Eats by William Woys Weaver. It is no longer in print, but if you search you may still be able to find a copy here or there…
"Isabeau will you find the page with the honey cake while I get out the honey pitcher?"
“Isabeau will you find the page with the honey cake while I get out the honey pitcher?”
"Here it is, Honey Tea Cake."
“Here it is, Honey Tea Cake.”

Time to bake. www.izannahwalker.com

"Hannah, Isane and I will get out the ingredients, and you can measure them into the bowl."
“Hannah, Isane and I will get out the ingredients, and you can measure them into the bowl.”
"Alright, I can do that Isabeau"  "Can you please hand me the flour?"
“Alright, I can do that Isabeau” “Can you please hand me the flour?”
"Zanna, do you think I should add some lavender to part of the batter?"
“Zanna, do you think I should add some lavender to part of the batter?”
"I think that is a wonderful idea Hannah!" "It will taste so good with the wild flower honey!"
“I think that is a wonderful idea Hannah!” “It will taste so good with the wild flower honey!”
"Does this look like enough lavender?" "Or should I add just a smidgeon more?"
“Does this look like enough lavender?” “Or should I add just a smidgeon more?”
"I love lavender! Let's add a bit more."
“I love lavender! Let’s add more!!!”
"Ismay, is the oven hot enough?" "I think the tea cakes are ready to bake."
“Ismay, is the oven hot enough?” “I think the tea cakes are ready to bake.”
"Yes it's just the right temprature."
“Yes it’s just the right temperature.”
"These smell devine"  "The first batch is ready to come out of the oven right now."
“These smell devine” “The first batch is ready to come out of the oven right now.”
"Izzybelle, let the cake cook a bit so you don't burn your mouth, and then you can be our official taster."
“Izzybelle, let the cake cool a bit so you don’t burn your mouth, and then you can be our official taster.”
"Is it good?" "Oh yes! Everyone is going to love them. Maybe we should make more!"
“Is it good?” “Oh yes! Everyone is going to love them. Maybe we should make more!”
"Let's hurry and get the last of these out of the oven. We still need to get the chairs set up in the parlor and change clothes before the guest start arriving..."
“Let’s hurry and get the last of these out of the oven. We still need to get the chairs set up in the parlor and change clothes before the guest start arriving…”

Please come back to join us at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time for tea. ❤