Tea With Bea: Recipes from Bea’s of Bloomsbury

January 31, 2014 - Comment

Bea’s of Bloomsbury has been offering mouth-watering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes. Cookies & bars are made to enjoy with

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Bea’s of Bloomsbury has been offering mouth-watering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes. Cookies & bars are made to enjoy with a cup of tea. Be it lavender shortbread or double chocolate chip cookies, there’s something here to fill the tins. Imagine afternoon tea and what spring to mind are Scones & Small Cakes. Bea provides the ultimate scone recipe and other sweet fingerfood, such as French macarons. When teatime calls for something special, turn to the Tarts chapter. With recipes for two types of dough, and golden whisky pecan custard pie and key lime pie, you won’t be stuck for ideas. Bea’s key to cake success is a handful of failsafe recipes that she can always rely on. The Cake chapter is devoted to staple recipes which can be embellished or layered to create the dazzling ideas in the Special Cakes chapter. And when only a Cheesecake will do, you’ll find plenty of choice here – from the simple to the sublime.

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Pi Face "good book hunter" says:

A nice change for American bakers – understated and elegant The introduction by Bea tells you that she has not kept any secrets back from her recipes. I am the world’s worst meringue maker, and her recipe for meringues turned out perfectly – on the first try too! I also liked the other optional flavours to the painted raspberry ones. Her recipes take away my nervousness of baking. I am a very average baker.The buttermilk chocolate cake was also a hit, and the chocolate cupcakes with the chocolate ganache. Follow the directions – including when…

EclecticReader says:

Best new indulgence of 2011 0

C. "Karen" says:

Type is unreasonably small 0

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