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Tea Tuesday: Brighten your Day with Battenburg Cake

cosy tea inside
Cosy tea by the fire at the Stafford-St. James

“Shut the French Window”! Is it another Tea Tuesday already?  Each Tuesday I dish on Downton Abbey and other topical issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a recipe with history. The quote above comes from Phyllis Logan’s (Mrs. Hughes) acceptance speech at the Screen Actor’s Guide Awards. It has quickly become my own catch phrase.  You can find the link to the full video below.

You may find my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea helpful in understanding traditions and recipes to help you host your own tea party with family and friends. Today’s treat is the colorful Battenburg Cake,  as we now know it.

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