Pleasures of Afternoon Tea Cookbook
Top tea cookbook the Pleasures of Afternoon Tea includes 150 English recipes for tea accompaniments from scones to shortbread. There is also a selection of low calorie treats for those following a diet. Color photos are included on the bulk of the pages and tea ceremonies are detailed.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 160 pages
Author: Angela Hynes
Description: Taking afternoon tea, a centuries-old English tradition, is the newest ritual to take America by storm! Serving tea adds an aura of elegance and creates an atmosphere tinged with anticipatory delight for a variety of entertaining occasions, from business meetings to birthday parties, bridal showers, formal weddings, christenings, and any number of other social gatherings.
This beautiful book, enhanced with color photographs on nearly every page, captures the style, ambiance and appeal inherent in afternoon tea.
Everything one could want or need to know about preparing and presenting a proper tea is contained in these pages. The author, British-born Angela Hynes, gives a fascinating historical perspective to tea, from England to the "States." She draws the distinctions between various types of ceremonies, from an intimate tea for two to "high tea," telling precisely how many people to host for each event, plus proper etiquette and table settings.
Based on over 150 traditional and regional English recipes, this book features a sumptuous assortment of accompaniments. Oven Scones, Sausage Rolls and Classic Shortbread are included, as well as such intriguingly named sweets and savories as Shrewsbury Cookies, Cornish Fairings, Dundee Cake and Drunken Plum Tart. Assorted breads and buns, sandwiches, cookies, cakes, pies, tarts and tartlets, trifles, mousses, jams, marmalades, even a selection Of lower-calorie, "guilt-free" tea treats, assure tempting and authentic teatime service.
The Pleasures of Afternoon Tea is as lavish, stylish and entertaining as its subject matter. bringing alive the gentle art of afternoon tea.
Condition: Bookboards, interior pages and dust jacket are in very nice condition. Front cover has a small spot in the lower right corner.