Vintage Tea Party

Vintage Tea Party

Book - 2012
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Everyone loves an old-fashioned tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, teapots with cosies, sweet peas and roses, home baking and Victorian cocktails in tea cups - they're all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter or outside in summer sunshine, hosts and guests can relax together with none of the stress or formality of a dinner party. Afternoon tea is the quintessential British tradition that has developed from its modest beginnings to become a much-loved celebration of indulgent pleasures. With evocative photographs and mouth-watering recipes, this stunning book shows how you can re-create a nostalgic world of classic comfort, elegance and delicious treats. Try Carolyn Caldicott's perfect cucumber sandwich, Victoria sponge cake, rose petal jelly, English muffins, crumpets, Earl Grey tea with gin and lemon, 'the best chocolate cake you will ever taste' and much, much more with this celebration of the quintessentially English tea time, a must-have recipe book for any vintage-lovers.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers, 2012.
Edition: First Frances Lincoln edition.
ISBN: 9780711233270
0711233276
Branch Call Number: 641.53 C127
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Caldicott, Chris

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abkeller Feb 23, 2013

What a delightful book this was! Not only was a wonderful history of tea provided, but also many tantalizing recipes as well. The development of the tea room was very interesting, as was the entry of sandwiches, preserves and all manner of festive embellishments.

I really liked the recipes for delicate rose petal jam, lemon drops, rose hip syrup, Battenberg cake and ginger brandy snaps with cardamom cream. Perfect for gift giving and for every well-mannered lady.

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