Afternoon Tea

Over the summer I have had the opportunity to visit lots of nice places. I have sampled home-made, awarding winning damson jam in Thame, falafel at the Camden Night Market, Afternoon Tea in Treacle’s Tea Room on The Green, chocolate orange cupcakes at the Vintage Tea Party and Gift Fair, fish and chips in Southend (served with a chilled glass of Prosecco) and most recently tea and scones in The Orchard, Grantchester and speciality teas in Henrietta’s, Cambridge.


With the return of the British Bake Off I have been inspired not as you may imagine to bake but to eat cake and wear tea dresses, I have memories of being thrown out of home economics at secondary school for a disastrous Victoria sponge. Mary Berry would not entertain my presence in her kitchen. So rather than join in with the wonderful bakers, I have enjoyed the mere idea of tea and cakes.

So with a Sunday afternoon free a few of us got together, made ourselves pretty courtesy of Pincurls and Pout and dug out the tea set. Here are the results. Maybe Mel and Sue would care to join us one day.



  Not a soggy bottom or tart tarte in sight.


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