80 stunning recipes and inspiration for how to host and bake for the ultimate afternoon tea party with instruction from master patissier Will Torrent.
Arranged by season, and with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea and a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work and serving savoury dishes. Beautifully illustrated and an invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels: The Ritz; The Dorchester; The Gramercy Tavern; The Berkeley; Harrods and Raymond Blanc's Les Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Starting with a brief history of British afternoon tea, Will then offers up recipes for jams, spreads, butters and curds – everything you might need to serve with an afternoon tea. Recipes include Smoked Salmon & Whipped Cream Cheese sandwiches, Cherry & Almond Bakewell Tarts and Fruited Scones; as well as more adventurous offerings of Prosecco, Lime & Mint Jellies and Lemon & Lime Matcha Tea Friands.