In September, in honor of the annual Midwest Cornish Festival we are sharing Cornish recipes contributed by friends, fans and family members.

Enjoy this recipe submitted by Judy Vivian.

Note: The 2018 Cornish Fest begins September 28th In Mineral Point, Wisconsin.  This is also the release date for Puppet on a String!

I have eaten Judy’s tea biscuits and they’re good, good, good! ~ Harold Thorpe

Judy Vivian’s Cornish Tea Biscuits

Given to her by her Grandma Rule.


1 quart flour

1 big cup sugar

1 teas salt

3 teas baking powder- rounded

2 teas nutmeg

1 heaping cup shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco.)

1 cup raisins

2 eggs

1 cup milk


Sift all dry ingredients together and cut in shortening with a pastry blender.

Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry ingredients. Mix and turn out on floured surface. Roll about one half inch thick and cut with 3-inch cookie cutter. Sugar tops. Bake for 20 minutes. Double batch makes 3 dozen and 1. If using doughnut cutter, bake for 15 minutes.



In the O’Shaughnessy Chronicles, descendants of southwest Wisconsin’s hard rock-mining, nineteenth century Cornish immigrants weather early twentieth century change. The third book in this series, Puppet on a String will be released Sept 28th. I’ll be signing books at the Midwest Cornish Festival.


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When a sibling unexpectedly inherits his grandfather’s dairy farm, Will O’Shaughnessy turns to selling Fords in rural, pre-World War I southwestern Wisconsin.

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