Classic Afternoon Tea

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Classic Afternoon Tea consists of:

 Six miniature Opéra cake slices: Sponge soaked in espresso-infused syrup, layered with coffee-flavoured French buttercream and dark chocolate ganache, finished with a chocolate glaze and edible gold paper pieces.
 Two Vanilla-flavoured Macarons
 Four miniature lightly-spiced Carrot Cake squares, citrus cream-cheese icing
 Three miniature Cheesecakes of the week-Praline with chocolate Chantilly rosette this week
 Two miniature Raspberry-flavoured mousse, dark chocolate verrine
 8 miniature scones

Serves 4/5

  Product Quantity
Pot of Jam

0.50

Cake Stand

5.00

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Description

The origins of the well-established tradition of afternoon tea appear to lead to the 8th Duchesse of Bedford, who, in or around 1840, started a ritual of having cakes, bread and tea sent to her room around 4pm to ward off hunger pagns. By the late 1800, this ritual grew into to a widely-practised and fashionable one for women who, changing into gowns for the occasion, congregated in drawing rooms for private social events and indulged in sweet pastries, miniature sandwiches and tea (usually Darjeeling).

Afternoon tea is usually served in three courses on a three-tiered stand. The finger sandwiches comprise the first course and are placed on the bottom tier of the stand. The second tier usually consists of scones, jam and clotted cream. Bite-size pastries are tea cakes are the third course and are placed on the top tier of the stand.

Ideas for finger sandwiches:

 Smoked salmon, horseradish sauce, juniper on rye bread
 Roasted chicken, tarragon mayonaise, little gem lettuce leaves
 Cucumber, lemon-flavoured cream-cheese, watercress on white bread
 Egg mayonnaise, mustard cress, shallot on white bread

The depth of the filling should be similar to the thickness of the bread

Additional information

Extras

Jam, Stand

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