Posts Tagged with: Edwardian 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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Pikelets

Posted in - Bake & Tea Time on June 11th 2015 0 Comments IMG_9763

Within 4 minutes all of these had been gobbled up by 4 children straight back from school.  Yum Yum.

Rather like a crumpet, but very speedily made without a mould, these are light and delicious.  In Edwardian times, they would be kept warm and served under a dome, whether at the top of a tiered curate …

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Devonshire Splits

Posted in - Bake & Puddings & Recipes on May 29th 2015 0 Comments IMG_9434[1]

or Chudleighs, the derivation of which is unknown.  There are also Cornish splits which are larger.  I made these for book no.2’s photoshoot which was not done brilliantly, but  not bad for an amateur.  My brother came in and immediately ate about 3 of these!  They are extremely rich, very delicious and a little like …

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Eccles Cakes

Posted in - Bake on May 21st 2015 0 Comments eccles cakes

This really is a problem. These are DELICIOUS!!! I have done Jane Fonda 1988 aerobics 3 times this week already and I am not feeling the benefits thanks to all this baking!

Easy peasy and quick if you do not make your own puff pastry.  Your ironing/plant spray will be handy too.

Makes 4

Ingredients
40g unsalted butter
200g …

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