'Afternoon Tea' is a perfect accompaniment to a peaceful afternoon. Whether it's mid winter or a warm summer day, tea and cakes are always welcome. Of course, cakes are packed with sugar etc; and shouldn't be consumed too vigorously, but a weekly treat or two is worth the calories.
This little book will help you make your afternoon tea party a royal occasion:
*How to make tea - a full step-by step guide to making a perfect cup of tea.
*a traditional Victoria sponge cake recipe and how to get it right.
*everyday scones treated to an 'afternoon tea' image boost.
*sandwiches to savour.
*fruit teas and herb teas that change the tone from time to time.
Afternoon tea has been a traditional English affair for centuries but over the years has been dropped in favour of a quick snack and a larger evening meal. This reflects the speed and 'lack of time' we all seem to suffer from nowadays. If you can stop and enjoy your afternoon tea, dinner doesn't need to be huge!
Many dieticians will promote eating 'little and often'. Of course, they may question the wisdom of eating cake but, hey, a little of what you fancy does you good.
Invite your family and friends to afternoon tea and cakes and enjoy the moment:-)