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My actual “birthday” is over and it while it was a lovely day, I love claiming a full month to share merriment with other March babies, including son Master J. Making a special effort to reach out to friends for lunch or perhaps Afternoon Tea is a great way to make the best of March while we wait for Spring flowers to emerge. While Granny might not approve, many tea houses now offer champagne or celebration teas.
Each Tuesday I dish on Downton Abbey and other topical issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a recipe with an interesting history. 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. For those of you who have just discovered Downton, enjoy the ride but watch out for spoilers.
Today’s treat is a savoury tea treat: Gougères, french name for cheese puffs. The nice thing about savoury items is they can also do double duty as appetizers and vice versa. They pair nicely with your champagne tea.