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London Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 25, 1986
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About the Author
After five years at Oxford, where she gained a M. Litt. degree for a thesis called Unreasonable Laughter in Restoration Comedy, Helen Simpson won the Vogue Talent Contest. The next five years have been spent working at Vogue, writing about travel, shops and food, as well as interviews and fictions.
Top Customer Reviews
I have to admit I was lucky that I bought this book because I wasnt a great cook (I was 15) and I didnt know what I was doing. This book has wonderful recipes that are easy to follow and most are simple to make....and delicious!
Now that Ive been doing this tea thing for almost 12 years I have many different books on the subject. But this one is the most used, its covered in flour and it contains some of my favorite recipes.
A few of the standout recipes in my opinon are, rock cakes, madelines, victoria sandwich, welsh rarebit and meruinges. You wont be dissapointed in this book. The size is small but its jam-packed with goodies!
The recipes are given in both metric and "American" measures. Most of the recipes I tried worked such as scones, drop scones, gingerbread, potted shrimp, devilled ham on toast rounds, the "english" muffins, crumpets, lemon curd, rock cakes (no they don't contain rocks!), the Dundee cake and most of the savoury recipes. A few did not such as the Madeira cake and the Victoria Sponge.
All in all it's a nice little book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
love this old fashioned book. pen/ink drawing and lots of info an the history of tea and some good recipes.Published 10 months ago by Marguerite Ranney
I was reading thorugh the non-recipe parts of this book in my school's library. It makes English people (or at least the person who wrote this book) seem full of themselves and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Haillie
Nothing difficult nor outstanding. Will go in a tea party gift basket.Published 13 months ago by Jan in Ohio
Tea time is a pleasant escape and these recipes add to that experiencePublished 13 months ago by vivian f.
Interesting book. I bought it mostly for my curiosity. I enjoyed reading the story but I don't think I will use the recipes. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gracie
In this day & age of "just add water & bake" for scones, it seemed too tedious to go thru the made from scratch things....like Mayonaise! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Uprise24