Thursday, June 28, 2012

Afternoon Tea – The Taste Of Perfection

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was surprised to find this “tea” book at my local Marshalls store.  It is part of the “Love Food” series of books by Paragon Publishing.

The forward begins “Teatime is a quintessentially British ritual that perfectly mirrors the story of Britain’s quirky class system.  Afternoon tea – served between four and five o’clock – had nothing to do with hunger and everything to do with status and leisure.”

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The book is divided into four sections including Sandwiches & Snacks, Scones & Teacakes, Little & Large Cakes and Pastries &
Fancy Desserts.

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The Blue Cheese & Walnut Tartlets, featuring a walnut pie dough sound interesting.

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Being such a scone lover, I know I’ll be trying the Cherry & Golden Raisin Scones (pictured above) and the Orange & Banana Scones recipes.

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Maybe one day I’ll be ambitious enough to try making homemade Vanilla Macaroons.

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For those of us who like teatime treats that aren’t overly sweet, these Madeleines look perfect.

There are several other recipes in this book that I’d like to try – Lemon Drizzle Cake, Gingerbread Cupcakes, Mini Florentines, Cream Palmiers, and more. 

I’d recommend this book for any tea library, even if you can’t find one at the bargain price I paid ($3.99).

6 comments:

Linda J. said...

Thanks for sharing. The photos in this book are beautiful!

Marilyn said...

I rarely pick up tea books anymore. I think 80+ books is probably close to enough. I do think I would be tempted with this one for that price.

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Angela McRae said...

To Marshalls I shall go! Thanks for the review!

Rosemary said...

What a bargain! And love the photos... looks like a book I'd enjoy owning.

The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Maureen,

I found this book at TJ Maxx last year for $4.99. It really is a beautiful book and I love the simlicity of the recipes. Now if I could just get in the kitchen and try to make a few things. Books, books and more tea books.....

Blessings,

Darlene

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