As depicted with beautiful imagery, this cookbook features 40 sweet and savory recipes that will make your next British-themed tea a smashing success. In addition to modern takes on classic recipes, the book includes iconic ones, such as crumpets and the Victoria Sponge cake. “The Queen’s own recipe for the little drop scones is one that goes back centuries, and there are different versions of it,” says Jacky.
Organized by season, the book showcases a mixture of delectable treats and pastries, several of which feature seasonal produce, like the Summer Berry Tartlets and Baked Autumnal Fruit Tart.
“One of the things the kitchens in Buckingham Palace always try to do is to make the best possible use of seasonal produce,” notes Jacky. “The summer recipes are all completely delicious, and several feature seasonal produce and are simple to put together.”
Perfect for those intrigued by the lives of the royal family, not only does this book add to your cache of teatime recipes, it also encourages the idea of tea as a proper meal rather than a snack, comments Jacky.
“If you cook for a meal, it’s important to take the time to enjoy it properly and sit down with family and friends,” says Jacky. “And that’s what I hope this book does. I hope it encourages people to do that, to make tea a little bit of an occasion.”