With over 150 stunning photographs featuring stills from across the series and right up to the latest film release, this collection of 70 delicious recipesÂ will give you everything you need to take afternoon tea just like the Granthams do in the much-beloved series.
With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer ofÂ Downton Abbey, this book investigates the history of tea, covering its origins and varieties, the etiquette surrounding its consumption in English aristocratic life, and its presence in the series, both upstairs and downstairs.
The book then turns to 70 recipes for delicious bakes, bites and assorted sweet and savoury delights to accompany a delightful afternoon tea, with sections on:
- Pastries, buns and biscuits -Â Whip upÂ classics like the cream scone or chelsea buns, as well asÂ enticing delicacies such as raspberry eclairs and chocolate florentines.Â
- Cakes, tarts and puddings –Â From colourful Battenburg cakes and lemon tarts to warming spicy dark gingerbread or steamed toffee pudding, these irresistable bakes will have something to suit every taste.Â
- Tea sandwiches and savoury bitesÂ – Enjoy mini pork pies and cornish pasties, or make carefully trimmed tea sandwiches to complete any spread.Â
- Preserves and spreads – Make aromatic strawberry-rhubarb jam, currant jelly or lemon curd from scratch to accompany your bakes.
Full ofÂ photographs and quotes fromÂ DowntonÂ characters, with this bookÂ you can recreate the rich traditions and flavours ofÂ Downton AbbeyÂ Afternoon Tea time and time again.