Monday’s thing of beauty is edible or was edible, it is now a delicious memory. Diet Schmiet I told myself the last week of my sister Enid’s visit in June, let’s eat cake. Of course, it couldn’t be just any cake. It had to be Esther Bolick’s Orange Marmalade Cake. If you’ve not read Jan Karon’s Mitford Books, you have no idea what deliciousness I speak of.

But, you might, just might have read a book or series of books where the characters indulged in various culinary delights.

Leave me a comment if you have, what book or series. Did you endeavor to make a recipe from the book or series like I did with Esther Bolick’s Orange Marmalade Cake?

Here is an excerpt from my last newsletter, sent on July 1st, where I told my subscribers all about it.


Cake Anyone?

I am a huge fan of Jan Karon’s Mitford Series. I am pleased to say I introduced my sister Enid to the series.  I found the Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader last year at Russell Books. While Enid was here, I suggested we make something together from the cookbook. Of course, we chose Esther Bolick’s Orange Marmalade Cake.

 It was amazing. It was huge. It was consumed by every person who passed through our doors in the last four days. Thank you, Jan Karon, for allowing a bit of Mitford to bless more than the bookshelves in my home.


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4 thoughts on “Esther Bolick’s Orange Marmalade Cake on the Menu”

  1. I’d love to try a piece, next time you happen to be making Orange Marmalade Cake!
    Sounds yummy. E x

    1. If I ever do make it again, it will have to be for a special occasion. Where there will be lots of people to eat it. You will definitely be invited.

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