This slim, elegant volume captures the essence of teatime at Downton Abbey, including all of the classic sweet and savory recipes and proper serving techniques to recreate this venerable British tradition at home.
No one knows better how to enjoy a proper English tea than the inhabitants of Downton Abbey. With this enticing cookbook, fans of the PBS series and all anglophiles can recreate every cherished element of this cultural staple of British society—from Battenburg Cake and Bakewell Tart to scones and crumpets to traditional tea sandwiches. Proper etiquette and classic accoutrement for teatime service is duly noted, as are types of tea and brewing techniques. Colorful photography of finished dishes and visual excerpts of characters from the Downton Abbey series bring classic British afternoon tea service to life.