Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"The Perfect Afternoon Tea Book"

"The Perfect Afternoon Tea Book" by Antony Wild and Simona Hill
is "A Feast of Cakes, Biscuits and Pastries, Illustrated with 270 Photographs"

The "perfect afternoon tea" is something most of us tea lovers are on a quest to find. 

This beautiful book includes and introduction to tea, a discussion of different types of tea, an explanation of the etiquette of afternoon tea, and provides a collection of 70 traditional English tea time recipes with step-by-step instructions and photos for: Savory Treats; Teabreads and Pastries; Cookies and Bars; and Cakes and Jellies. 

This is another recent addtion to my tea library purchased from Amazon.com.


bennie and patsy said...

makes me just want to eat the beautiful book.

Angela McRae said...

I have an old edition of that book (at least I think it's the same book), and it contains the *only* Madeleine recipe that has ever worked for me! Is it in the new book as well? I love the cover!

Linda J. said...

Great comment and question, Angela. Watch for the answer in tomorrow's post.

Angela McRae said...

I'll be waiting! ;)

parTea lady said...

That looks like a wonderful tea book that I need to add to my collection. Doesn't that Iced Victoria Spongecake look fabulous?

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

You can't have too many tea books! I will have to check this one out! So glad you shared! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Lavender Cottage said...

I think I'd like to join you for tea and look through all these wonderful books you keep posting about!
I found an excellent Madeleine recipe after some looking and will want to compare it to the one in the book.

Marilyn said...

I haven't heard of either of these books. There are so many books on tea and tea parties now, I can't keep up. This one look tempting.


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