Vintage Tea Party

December 14, 2013 - Comment

Everyone loves a tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, sweet peas and roses, home baking and a slug of gin in the tea cup – they’re all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter or outside in sumemr sunshine, hosts and guests can relax together with none of the formality

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Everyone loves a tea party. Mix-and-match crockery, bone-handled knives, lace and linen, sweet peas and roses, home baking and a slug of gin in the tea cup – they’re all back in vogue. Indoors by the fire in winter or outside in sumemr sunshine, hosts and guests can relax together with none of the formality of a dinner party.

In Vintage Tea Party, Carolyn Caldicott shows readers how to recreate a world of nostalgic comfort, old-fashioned elegance and delicious treats. Try her recipes for cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge, rose petal jelly, strawberry and champagne jam, Earl Grey tea with gin and lemon, and much, much more.

Comments

K. Murns says:

Great Victoria Sponge Cake, but unsure about the rest. When i first got this book, i really loved the way it looked straight away!I love the little snippets about tea and the fact that it had cakes from my childhood (im originally from the UK).For about a year ive been searching on and off for the perfect victoria sponge cake. So i tried the one in this book and it turned out wonderfully.Encouraged, i tried the Welsh Rarebit! Well the instructions were strange because the quantities of cheese seemed a bit much for 4 slices of…

Nadene G. Trofholz says:

Delightful Although I have not been able to try the recipes yet, I found the book to be delightful, full of wonderful sounding recipes. The color photos are lovely and help create the feeling one is in England and ready for tea. I have many tea books but find this is one that I will go to on many occasions and try new recipes.

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