Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or …

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British Pie Week 2022

British Meat Pie Welcome to British Pie Week! Meat pies have been a popular part of British cuisine since around the 12th Century. From March 7 to 13, 2022 we celebrate all things pie, from sweet to savory. This is the perfect time to learn about British pie, try new pies, or even make a …

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White Chocolate Matcha Brownies!

    I hope the green coloring doesn't throw you off because these brownies are delicious! The light and airy texture is almost like a cake. This is the perfect quick dessert for anyone who loves matcha tea. Matcha has so many benefits to the body! It helps fight heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some …

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UK vs US: Weights & Heat Measurements

There is a huge difference when it comes to baking in the United States versus the rest of the world and that is weight versus volume. Americans measure using the US Standard while everyone else measures using weight. If you have tried to make a recipe straight from a British or European cookbook or baking …

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Recipe – Lemon Biscuits

Who likes anything with lemon in it?  Most of you I am guessing.  Even my hubby likes these biscuits and he does not like lemon! The recipe for these biscuits is very old and I can no longer read the name but I know it was from an old Italian lady and began with B. …

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Recipe – Savoy Biscuits

Savoy Biscuits or Lady Finger cakes can be eaten alone - with a cup of tea - or used as the sponge in a trifle.  Remember we made a trifle with trifle sponges broken into pieces well you can use these if you like instead.  There are softer and soak up the alcohol better or …

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Recipe – Custard Tart

Remember all those recipes we did using egg whites?  Well now is the time to use some egg yolks.  Custard tarts are easy to make and very tasty so here goes.       You will need: 4 oz sweet short crust pastry, made with 4 oz flour, 2oz butter and 2 oz sugar.  Rub …

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Recipe – Shortbread Kisses

Coffee Kisses, melting moments or chocolate shortbread kisses.  Whatever you you want to call them they are delicious. I have made plain ones with chocolate on top and I made them rather large so they would photograph better.     You will need: 6 oz Self Raising Flour 3 oz Caster Sugar 3 oz butter …

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