The Crown of Thorns

Author:Will Torrent

Publisher:Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN:1788793714

Total Pages:176

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80 stunning recipes and inspiration for how to host and bake for the ultimate afternoon tea party with instruction from master patissier Will Torrent. Arranged by season, and with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea and a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work and serving savoury dishes. Beautifully illustrated and an invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels: The Ritz; The Dorchester; The Gramercy Tavern; The Berkeley; Harrods and Raymond Blanc's Les Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Starting with a brief history of British afternoon tea, Will then offers up recipes for jams, spreads, butters and curds – everything you might need to serve with an afternoon tea. Recipes include Smoked Salmon & Whipped Cream Cheese sandwiches, Cherry & Almond Bakewell Tarts and Fruited Scones; as well as more adventurous offerings of Prosecco, Lime & Mint Jellies and Lemon & Lime Matcha Tea Friands.

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The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition

Author:Emily Ansara Baines

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1507210965

Total Pages:304

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Celebrate the beloved upstairs/downstairs world of Downton Abbey by dining like they do with this brilliant collection of inspired recipes and photographs for celebratory teas, themed dinner parties, and pre-movie binges. Re-enter the extraordinary world of Downton Abbey by experiencing the cuisine of both servant and master in this unofficial, expanded cookbook that offers a glimpse into the simple and extravagant meals of the early 20th century. Inspired by food from the award-winning TV series, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition offers over 150 recipes to take you on a journey back in time. Whether you are recreating tea with cucumber sandwiches and berry scones or experiencing a full course dinner with salmon mousse and roasted chicken, this delightful cookbook offers you plenty of ideas for delicious dishes to impress your friends. Feel sophisticated and elegant as you indulge in the decadent menu Emily Ansara Baines, a professional caterer and baker, has prepared for you. Perfect for fans of the show and just in time for the release of the movie, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook gives you the opportunity to experience Mrs. Patmore’s cooking for yourself by dining like the Earl and Countess of Grantham or seeing what food was like for the maids and butlers in the servant’s quarters. With all the recipes, photographs, and dashes of historical insight, this cookbook is essential to any Downton fan’s collection.

Tea Fit for a Queen

Author:Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Limited

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473502632

Total Pages:128

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Filled with recipes that have stood the test of time as well as fascinating anecdotes and tales, Tea Fit for a Queen reveals how the tradition of afternoon tea started in royal Britain. Over 40 charming recipes include everything from delicate finger sandwiches to Victoria sponge cake, Chelsea Buns and a Champagne Cocktail. In these pages learn about the infamous royals and their connection to the history of tea; why jam pennies were Queen Elizabeth II's favourite tea time treat and how mead cake came to be served during Henry VIII's reign. Discover what cake William and Catherine selected for their wedding and hear why orange-scented scones became a royal tradition at Kensington Palace. Tea Fit for a Queen presents a taste of palace etiquette to take home.

Alice's Tea Cup

Author:Haley Fox,Lauren Fox

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062018345

Total Pages:240

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Restaurateurs Haley Fox and Lauren Fox share more than 80 recipes for scones, cakes, sandwiches, and more from their charming and wildly popular Alice’s Tea Cup restaurants in New York City. In Alice’s Tea Cup, the Fox sisters tickle the taste buds with sweets, baked goods, and savories while divulging the unique tea-making and enjoying philosophy that has made their whimsical Manhattan tea spots favored destinations for locals and tourists alike.

Downton Abbey

Author:Emma Marriott

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250256615

Total Pages:320

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The official tie-in book for Downton Abbey, the full-length feature film. Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion is a stunning memento, bringing the world and the characters of our favorite fictional country house to life. Featuring spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and a look into the historical and geographical backdrop of the film, this official guide to the Downton Abbey film is made to be treasured and loved by fans across the globe. The film revolves around the King and Queen making an official visit to Downton in 1927, and not only sees the return of all the main cast from the final television series, but also introduces some great British actors to the world of Downton, as we meet the royal family and their retinue. The accompanying book is lavishly illustrated with stunning shots from both behind and in front of the camera, which capture some wonderful off-guard moments during filming, as well as the original costume illustrations.

Christmas at Highclere

Author:The Countess of Carnarvon

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473571030

Total Pages:304

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Highclere Castle, known as 'the real Downton Abbey', bustles with activity at the best of times, but it is never more alive than at Christmas. Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond. Learn how the castle and grounds are transformed by decorations, including the raising of a twenty-foot tree in the saloon, the gathering of holly and mistletoe from the grounds. All the intricacies of the perfect traditional Christmas are here: from crackers and carol singers. The festive feeling is carried through to Highclere's Boxing Day traditions, the restorative middle days and the New Year's Eve celebrations. This book also tells the story of historic Christmases at Highclere – of distinguished guests warming themselves by the fire after a long journeys home through the snow, unexpected knocks on the door, and, always, the joy of bringing family – and staff – together after a busy year. As well as telling the stories of Highclere Christmases past and present, Lady Carnarvon provides recipes, tips and inspiration from her kitchen so that readers can bring a quintessentially British festive spirit to their own home. Lady Carnarvon divulges the secret to perfectly flakey mince pies, the proper way to wrap presents so that you and your guests are guaranteed a Christmas to remember. Lavish, celebratory and utterly enchanting, Christmas at Highclere is celebration of one of the UK's most beloved historic houses and is the perfect gift for any Downton Abbey fan.

Afternoon Tea at the Cutter & Squidge Bakery

Author:Emily Lui,Annabel Lui

Publisher:Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN:1788792564

Total Pages:176

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Cutter & Squidge is the ultimate destination for modern and quirky afternoon tea in London. Here, they share their winning formula in over 65 recipes for playful, delicious treats. When sisters Annabel and Emily were looking to make their mark on London’s pastry scene and developing recipes in their tiny kitchen, Annabel would cut the dough and Emily squidged it together – and that is how Cutter & Squidge was born! The sisters set out on a mission to create a baking business using only natural colours and flavourings and pioneering the creation of imaginative new treats. Customers now flock to their flagship store in London to sample their cool creations and indulge in their immersive afternoon tea experiences, with themes such as Hello Kitty, Genie's Cave and The Potion Room. The recipes shared in this book include everything from fantasy-themed Clam-shell Pearl Biskies, Galaxy Juice and Genie’s Magic Carpet Cookies, to re-imagined classics like Strawberries and Cream Biskies, Smoked Cheese and Black Pepper Scones, Pineapple Chilli and Lime Cake Bars and Maple, Pecan and Carrot Dreamcake, all made achievable for the home cook. Readers can use the themed afternoon tea menus provided or mix and match the recipes to create their own Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea of dreams!