Recipe – Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate cake always goes down well for afternoon tea and my dentist, (whom I saw on Saturday) is very partial to chocolate cake so this is a new recipe just for her.  It is a take on lemon drizzle cake but chocolate cake with a Mars bar drizzle and a chocolate butter cream filling.  I …

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Recipe – No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

You chocolate lovers out there who cannot bake can have a field day with this recipe.  A no bake Nutella cheesecake!             You will need: 1 packet of either digestive or Nice biscuits (250g) 1/3 cup unsalted softened butter 3/4 cup toasted hazelnuts (optional) 1 400g jar of Nutella 1 …

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Teapot History: Debuting Our Favorite Brown Betty

How do you serve your tea? Do you simply brew a cup? Or do you serve from a teapot? Whether it is for two people or six, teapots have been around for centuries. Teapots come in many forms, sizes, and are made in several materials like ceramic, metal, silver, or even glass. The earliest teapots …

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Robinson’s & Ribena

When you hear of summer, what do you think of? If you’re an American like myself, you might think of beaches, hot weather, and barbecues. But what’s it like out in Britain? Do they enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea as much as the Americans do? Believe it or not, the British continue to …

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New Recipe – Pasty Cordon Bleu!

A little bit of French today because we are making ham and cheese pastries and as you probably know a chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese is called Chicken Cordon Bleu! They are very simple to make if you can buy the ready-made puff pastry, you will also need some nice cooked ham and …

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Recipe – Chocolate Shortbread

Now I know we have already made shortbread but that was some time ago and this is a slightly different recipe because it contains a pinch of salt which does change the taste quite dramatically and then with the addition of the chocolate covering it makes for a whole new taste experience.  You will need: …

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July 2015 – Teas of the Month

July has arrived! It may seem like the past few months have been flying by, but we're here to give you a little bit of tea encouragement. The teas listed below offer special pricing that will last all month long (no code needed.) The first tea is our Regular Earl Grey Tea in Fine Loose …

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Recipe – Citrus Cake

Now if you want a really tasty sponge cake that is not only light but very moist too you cannot go wrong with a Citrus cake;  a cake flavoured with orange, lemon and lime. Oven 160 C, 325 F or gas mark 3 A greased or lined 1lb loaf tin 4 oz butter (softened) 4 …

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