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Welcome Downton Abbey fans. We are all now in Downton Downtime. UK fans just finished a lovely meal of Season 3, and now waiting for the dessert course: the Christmas Special. Meanwhile, North Americans are still waiting to be seated for the Season 3 service. Appetizers in the form of a special recap episode (Downton Abbey Revisited) will be offered on PBS on November 25th.
Each Tuesday I dish on Downton Abbey and other topical issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a recipe with history. You may find my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea helpful in understanding traditions and recipes to serve at your own tea party. Today’s treat is Madeira Cake.