Recipes for Afternoon Tea

The Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, invented Afternoon Tea to alleviate her ‘sinking feeling' in the late afternoon. (At that time, only breakfast and a late evening dinner were served.) The Queen approved and an English tradition was born.

Afternoon tea is usually taken between 3 and 5 o' clock. It begins with a selection of sandwiches followed by scones with jam and cream and a selection of cakes and tarts. Tea and occasionaly, hot chocolate is served with this. We include, for your enjoyment, recipes both traditional and exotic:

How to make the perfect cup of tea
Marsala Chai - divine Indian spiced tea
Xocoatl - South American hot chocolate
Earl Grey Iced Tea - perfect for summer
Mint Julep - a classic drink
Incredibly Delicious Sandwiches (including cucumber of course!)
Smoked Trout and Avocado Puffs
Traditional Buttermilk Scones
Hazelnut Friands
Little Black Forest Flans
Nipples of Venus - a great recipe from the 1960's!
Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake