Afternoon Tea at Home
Have you ever wondered about the English ritual of afternoon tea? I have. Tea Time is a truly unique experience. It is a way to stop and contemplate the simple pleasures in life. Tea Time is an afternoon meal consisting of small delectable including sandwiches, savouries, cakes etc…
“Afternoon Tea at Home”, written by Pastry Chef Will Torrent and photographed by Matt Russell, is a great way to indulge your Tea Time fantasy. Learn how to properly do Tea with some fantastic mouthwatering recipes from one of London’s top Patsry Chefs.
- Time for Tea
- Afternoon Tea Essentials
- Classic Afternoon Tea
- Spring Selection
- Summer Sensation
- Fall Delights
- Winter Celebration
- Something Special
- Menu Planners
Recipes and inspiration for how to host the ultimate tea party with instruction from master patissier Will Torrent.
Arranged by season, with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea as well as a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the key techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work, and serving savory dishes in 80 beautifully illustrated recipes. An invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels, including The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Gramercy Tavern, The Berkeley, Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and Harrods.
Starting with a brief history of afternoon tea and how it came to be such a British institution, Will then offers up store cupboard recipes for basic jams, spreads, butters, and curds – everything you might need to serve alongside a carefully planned afternoon tea. Recipes include classics such as Smoked salmon and whipped cream cheese sandwiches, Cherry and almond bakewell tarts, Vanilla shortbread, and Fruited scones; classics with a clever twist such as Malted milk egg custard tarts, Cucumber sandwiches with yuzu and chive butter, and Crab mayonnaise eclairs; as well as more adventurous offerings of Prosecco, lime and mint jellies, Roasted walnut and miso shortbread, Lemon and lime matcha tea friands, and a very decadent Apricot and lavender almondine from Raymond Blanc at Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
A real feast for the senses, this book will make you want to pull out all the stops and create your own gorgeous themed tea parties at home.
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