It's time for our weekly Thursday Tea.
Whether you're joining during the morning hours, middle of the day, afternoon or late evening, rest assured that any time is a good time for a cup of tea.
|Afternoon Tea Party by Mary Cassatt|
Tulips for the tea table
A beautiful sterling silver tea service
Tea of the Day
On the menu
Victoria Sandwich Cake, or Victoria Sponge Cake, is said to have been named after Queen Victoria who favored this cake with her afternoon tea. The first known recipe was printed in an 1874 edition of Mrs. Beeton’s Cookery and Household Management.
The cake is made up of two layers of sponge cake with any seedless jam or marmalade and whipped cream in the middle.
Crumpets. Not a mainstay of the American kitchen; eaten mainly in the United Kingdom and other nations of the Commonwealth. It is a griddle cake made from flour and yeast. Here is a recipe if you'd like to make your own, because if you live in the U.S. you're not likely to find them in your grocery store (the exception may be in large, metropolitan areas where there's a wider choice of grocery items).
I have made crumpets in the past and they very much suite my taste. Slathered with butter and jam they are quite wonderful.
Do people place clotted cream on crumpets as they do on scones? I don't know, but I found this recipe for clotted cream. Click here if you'd like to see how to make it at home.
Depending on what time of the day you're joining me, perhaps you would prefer to choose something to eat from the crudite tray.
A cute tea time accessory
Some famous people having tea
|Vivian Leigh as Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With The Wind|
|President John F. Kennedy and Caroline in the White House|
|John Lennon and Paul McCartney|
|Who are these ladies? Us, perhaps, in the future!|