Posts Tagged with: Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea Book

Posted in - Press on November 13th 2015 3 Comments book2

My book, Afternoon Tea, published by Amberley is out now!

Publisher’s blurb on the back of the book:

In this beautifully illustrated book, Vicky Straker invites us to tea in the Edwardian era and serves it up with over thirty of her own delicious recipes. Also included are chapters on dress, etiquette and the servants who prepared …

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on October 24th 2015 0 Comments pic 38

‘Measure not my love by substance of it, which is brittle, but by the form of it which is circular.’
Lord Herbert of Cherbury, 1602
Renowned as biscuits eaten by country people, Shrewsbury biscuits were made with varying additions such as cinnamon, nutmeg and rosewater.  The essence is in the flour:butter ratio, ensuring their crispness.  If the …

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