Victoria Sandwich or sponge is a staple of English baking. You will often see this cake sitting on a table nearby in period films during tea time. There is not much variation in the actual recipe itself, but a few tips are helpful in creating the best result. What better … [Read more...] about The Best Victoria Sandwich
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It was a great night for American Downton Abbey fans. We had prepared ourselves to watch another great episode of Season 5, but were so thrilled to share in the joy of Joanne Froggatt's win at the Golden Globes. She won for best supporting actress in a TV series. In her powerful … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey S05: As Satisfying as a Good Pudding…or Golden Globe
Now that January has come and gone, many sights are set on Valentine's Day, just over a week away. Have you ever thought of sharing an Afternoon Tea with your loved one? It easier to pull together than a lavish dinner and can be more relaxed. If you are single you can always … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Style English Macaroons are a Wonderful Keto Tea Treat
Welcome back Downton Abbey fans. Time to get back into our normal routines. I love virtual tea parties and 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 Banbury tarts. … [Read more...] about Enjoy Afternoon Tea with Banbury Tarts
I awoke this morning to the sweet words of my husband, "Happy Valentine's Day, my love". No, he was not a day late: in our home, we celebrate love every day. I freely admit that he is definitely more romantic than I. He introduced me to Downton Abbey, and sometimes gets … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day, Gone but Hopefully not Forgotten. Et tu Soufflé?