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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have long been a fan of teatime. Before marriage, kids, homeschooling, etc sped up the pace of my life, afternoon tea was a time I enjoyed often. I still sometimes take a tea tray off to have a little time alone, and I love doing tea parties for my girls. In fact, for her eleventh birthday, my daughter requested a tea party. We made it a "High Tea" so Daddy could join in. We had a great time cooking together to get ready for it, and that's where this book comes in. We didn't make every dish out of the book, but we did make several. This book is wonderful!! Everything we tried came out wonderfully, and we have many things on our "to make" list.

This is an absolutely gorgeous book, full of fantastic photos, recipes and information. The first 47 pages are filled with tea knowledge and history, etiquette, essential ingredients, basic equipment, methods, problem solving, etc. The recipes then commence. Wow! They start with recipes to make your own jam. I have not made these yet, but they are on my "to do" list for this summer when the fruits come back in season.

The main recipe portion is divided into:

Savoury Treats
Teabreads and Bakes
Fruity Treats
Pastries
Biscuits and Bars
Tea-Time Treats
Classic Cakes
Mini Celebrations
Sumptious Gateaux

This is a really great collection of classic British teatime treats. You're sure to find wonderful recipes here.

Happy Cooking!!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This is exactly what I have been looking for. Great recipes for tea sandwiches and tea pastries. It also is a good sized book. I have bought Afternoon tea books that cost as much with less content and were literally a small booklet size. My only grip is that it is originally published for an English audience, so not all the conversations are super correct and the baking temps are kinda weird for the American baker (ie, usually US recipes are baked at 300F,325F,350F etc, in this book some recipes are 316F or 360F). But again its a conversion so you know. Another thing that really bugged me was that a lot of the baked goods use self-raising flour. As a baker I find this inconvenient because its not always available at the store, its not always fresh and active, and its just another flour to be stored in your pantry. So I just use a conversion for self raising flour. But in the end I love this book!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
You will drool when you see the full color illustrations in this book, which is a heavy tome of recipes and tea ideas. i bought this for a friend who wanted tea recipes and they were delighted. This is a large-sized book, so you could even keep this as a small coffee table book to browse in. Heavy, clay, bright paper, really useful in every way. Recommended.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I love this book! the recipes are easy and accurate, instructions are simple and precise and the pictures of the intermediate steps are a good guide. No need to add more time or more ingredients, just bake as it said and you'll have a great result!. I also love that recipes are not extremely sweet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2013
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This book offers all kinds of ideas for tea. Some are simple, others are "why didn't I think of that". Those tried so far are very good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2014
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I bought this book to have a tea party for my mom. She is 74 yrs old and is in poor health. I really did it up. Made a wonderful Almond cake, petit fours and several of the tea sandwiches. Used our Royal Dalton Old English Rose pattern china. The ladies I invited were ladies that have come to visit Mom from her church every week for the past 5 yrs. I mailed really cute invitations. When the ladies came for the party they walked in to a beautiful table setting with beautiful teas and food. I enjoyed reading about the different teas. I am planning another tea party with ladies from my church. So love this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2013
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This is the most complete book on tea and provider of wonderful recipes I've ever purchased. It is easy to read and understand and makes planning a tea and / luncheon very easy. Helpful hints. The recipes are easy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2013
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This book is in excellent condition. I would certainly buy from this seller again and this book has wonderful recipes for all to enjoy on afternoon with tea or with coffee/milk/lemonade/ice tea...........very good photos and instructions to make the recipes enclosed. This book is one that you can keep on the shelf, using over and over again, cookbooks are wonderful to have at your finger prints. I actually got this book at our FREE LIBRARY first and then purchased the book for myself.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
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I love this book! I received it weeks ago and I still can't stop looking at it. The first part of the book describes the history of how tea evolved, how its popularity led to increased sales of fancy tea sets, etc. The photos are wonderful and the recipes easy. There is quite a variety of recipes, too. I plan to have friends over for "high tea" and this book is perfect to help me have a successful party.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This colorful treasure arrived quickly and in very good shape. Filled with recipes enough for numerous afternoon teas and more. Wild's book presents the best food and beverage choices along with easy recipes and detailed advice. Consider choosing this book to add to your tea book shelf or to guide your tea adventures. Fun collection.
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