How to Create the Perfect Afternoon Tea

 

Afternoon teaWhat’s more perfect than spending an afternoon indulging in afternoon tea? This is perhaps classed as one of the most English traditions introduced in England by the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. Around 4 o’clock, the Duchess would ask for a tray of tea with sandwiches be brought up to her room during the later afternoon between 4 and 5 o’clock. She frequently invited friends to join her. This was the perfect solution to her long wait from lunch to dinner.

Having afternoon tea with cakes, scones, tea and bread. They are served on a table with a white tablecloth. ** Note: Slight blurriness, best at smaller sizes

This occasion became a social event and during the late 19th century which saw the wealthy upper-class changing into suitable attire especially for their afternoon tea.

Although tradition has somewhat changed since the 19th century, even we, can appreciate something as small as a biscuit with a cup of tea around 4pm.

Try hosting your very own afternoon tea. Invite some friends and a nice big pot of tea. You’ll need some accompaniments:

NM Vanilla Swiss Roll WEB

 

 

Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Swiss Roll only takes 8 minutes to bake. Simple yet so effective, this recipe will be fun to make and impress your friends.

https://www.bakingmad.com/nielsen-massey-vanilla-swiss-roll-recipe/

 

 

Twinings Salmon and Cucumber sandwiches WEB

 

 

Sandwiches with a twist; the bread features a delicately infused Twining’s English Breakfast Tea to give it a light and delicious flavour.

Salmon and cucumber afternoon tea sandwiches

Tea infused scones WEB

 

Ever thought about combining afternoon tea scones with tea? We have. Try our easy to follow recipe:

English afternoon tea scones

macaroons web

 

Want to pull all the stops out and really have your friends talking? Try making our macaroons infused with Nielsen Massey’s lemon and vanilla extract. Not only do these have a 5 star rating, but the recipe was also featured in The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook 2010.

 

Macaroons

 

To help celebrate Afternoon Tea Week this August 2016, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a voucher for afternoon tea for 2 people courtesy of ‘Afternoon Tea‘. To find out more about our competition, head to our ‘Featured Competition’ section in our ‘members area’. Terms and conditions apply:

https://www.bakingmad.com/luxury-afternoon-tea-voucher-2-worth-60/

 

One thought on “How to Create the Perfect Afternoon Tea

  1. Emily Stone

    I completely agree, there certainty isn’t anything more perfect than spending an afternoon indulging in afternoon tea and cakes! My favourite leisurely activity!

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