A wonderful collection of the best recipes for a traditional British tea, from well-known favourites to regional and historic gems that have stood the test of time and will satisfy even the most jaded of palettes. Hundreds of recipes for cakes, biscuits, buns, scones, breads, rolls are provided here with clear instructions and mouthwatering images. From Herb Bread, Cheese and Celery Whirls and Scarborough Muffins to Melting Moments biscuits, Fat Rascals, Seventeenth-Century Honey Cake and Daniel's Coffee and Drambuie Meringes, there is something for everyone. Of course all the basics of good teatime cooking is covered, including pastry, basic bread-making and pie-making with great tips on common baking problems and how to avoid them. With these tips and these recipes, you will always have something special to have with a cup of tea. the author is a leading expert on tea, food and tea history, and she provides not only a brief history of the recipes (many going back centuries) but also the best teas to drink and how to prepare it. this is the ultimate book for enjoying the wonderful occasion of an afternoon tea.
Jane Pettigrew became involved in the world of tea after opening her teashop 'Tea-Time' in Clapham in 1983. She is author of Traditional Teatime Recipes and Tea Classified. She speaks at conferences around the world and appears regularly on television and radio. She lives in London.