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By Muriel Moffat

A tasty peek on the culture of afternoon tea on the Fairmont Empress inn -- and the captivating historical past of taking tea.

Muriel Moffat has been sipping tea at Victoria's storied Empress resort for 60 years -- and sharing all these wonderful cups with 4 generations of Moffats. whilst she poured her love of all issues tea right into a darling little publication, it quickly turned a bestseller, with 30,000 copies bought from the cabinets of the Empress reward store in exactly 5 years.

Beautifully redesigned and prepared for its booklet exchange debut, Afternoon Tea deals a peek backstage on the marvelous inn, the place afternoon tea has been fascinated with splendor and gourmand indulgence seeing that 1908. incorporated are numerous well-loved recipes from the Tea foyer, which has hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Rudyard Kipling and Shirley Temple.

This captivating ebook is additionally a chatty and vibrant background of tea and the numerous rituals surrounding it, absolute to entertain the amateur and fanatic alike. Steeped in a love of traditions, Ms. Moffat's liked ebook celebrates a littleknown ritual which can simply be the basis of every thing helpful -- relatives, buddies and, in fact, tea."

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7 With a rolling pin, on a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/8” thickness. indd 38 12/04/12 9:17 AM 8 Cut your desired shape to fit the aluminum tart cups and fill small paper cups with beans and insert them into the moulds. 9 Bake for 10–15 minutes or until golden in colour. Pa s t r y c r e a m 1 In a bowl, mix the yolks and half the sugar. 2 Sift the flour and mix into the above. 3 In a saucepan, bring the milk, other half of sugar and vanilla bean to a boil, stirring continuously.

3 Add remaining ingredients and stir well. 4 Blend gelatin in cold water and dissolve over low heat. 5 Add to hot mixture. 6 Stir and strain. Makes 40 servings Lemon curd is a very English tradition, which can be served warm or cold on scones or toast or used as a filling for tarts or cakes. indd 47 12/04/12 9:17 AM { C l o t t e d C r e am } 2 gallons of milk from a Jersey or Guernsey cow (the milk from these cows has a higher butterfat content and makes the best cream) 1 Let the milk stand overnight in a large metal pan.

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