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Recipes by the Beekman Boys

Recipes by the Beekman Boys

Did you know that we’ve partnered with fellow upstate New York brand Beekman 1802? “Wonderful things happen when neighbors get together,” says Rebecca Proctor, our creative director. “We’re huge fans of what the Beekman Boys are doing.” The Beekman Boys developed two recipes to make in the Courtly Check enamelware container that accompanies our first collaboration with their brand, the Flower Market Hand Soap & Lotion Set, when you’re finished with the hand wash and lotion.


SERVES 4 • portion size for Beekman 1802/MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check container from the Flower Market Hand Soap & Lotion Set
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lavender buds
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons poppyseed
  • 1 small pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted
  • butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk

Empty and clean the Courtly Check container from the Beekman 1802/MacKenzie-Childs Soap & Lotion Set. Butter bottom and sides of container.

Grind sugar and lavender in spice/coffee grinder or small food processor until well combined.

Combine flour, baking powder, poppyseed, salt and sugar/lavender mixture in small mixing bowl.

Whisk together oil, melted butter, egg, vanilla and whole milk in small mixing bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour batter into Courtly Check container.

Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake pulls out cleanly.


SERVES 2 • portion size for Beekman 1802/MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check container from the Flower Market Hand Soap & Lotion Set
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • small pinch salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons rose water

Preheat oven to 300°F with rack in lower third of oven. Boil a medium pot of water on stove. Empty and clean the Courtly Check container from the soap & lotion set, and set it inside an 8″ × 8″ baking dish.

Combine 1/2 cup of the cream in small saucepan with 2 tablespoons sugar and a pinch of salt. Gently bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking often. Remove and let cool. Whisk egg yolks, vanilla, rose water, and remaining cream in small bowl until smooth. Slowly add cooled cream mixture and whisk to combine.

Pour boiling water into the baking dish until it’s halfway up the side of the the Courtly Check container, and pour the custard mixture into the container. Carefully place baking dish inside oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until the sides are set, but middle is slightly wobbly. Carefully remove custard dish from water (use spatula and/or hot pads) and allow to cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or up to 3 days.

To serve: remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature for 30 minutes. Blot any condensation. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly across the surface. With a kitchen blowtorch, move the flame across the surface of the custard.

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