Baking for Bookworms: Sponge Cake from Longbourn by Jo Baker

There were a lot of interesting, traditional British dishes to choose from in this book, but since Sarah, the protagonist, had particularly lurid memories of sponge cakes, I thought I would share a traditional sponge cake with you. The book is filled with food because it primarily takes place in the servants' domain, and the … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Sponge Cake from Longbourn by Jo Baker

Women Writers Reading Challenge #20: Longbourn by Jo Baker

I haven't read much in the way of Jane Austen adaptations, but I was really excited to read┬áJo Baker's book because it had such an interesting point of view--that of the servants in the Bennet's household. There was plenty of drama to appreciate, lots of intrigue, some feel-good moments, and plenty of food descriptions (you … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #20: Longbourn by Jo Baker