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Time for Tea:
Victorian Tea-Time Treats and Decadent Desserts

Time for Tea

Over 600 Authentic Victorian Recipes!

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Indulge Yourself in Sweet Victorian Temptations!

"Time for Tea" means more than just grabbing a quick moment to pour yourself a beverage. It means--

  • Time to relax...
  • Time to enjoy...
  • Time to take a break from life's frantic pace
  • Time to refresh and renew...
  • Time to gather with friends...
  • Time to put down the cell phone and the tablet and all those things with batteries, and take a moment to recharge your own batteries...
  • Time for you!

A Victorian tea was more than just a meal. It was a special time, a time of quiet celebration. It was a moment to be shared with friends, or with your loved ones... and sometimes, just a chance to be alone to relax with your thoughts and dreams.

It was also, to be honest, a time to nibble on some truly delicious, sinfully sweet delicacies. Many of the tea-time treats and desserts that made their debut in Victorian times remain so popular that you'll still find them in British tearooms today -- and now you can bring them to your own table!

In Time for Tea, you'll find:

  • More than 130 different cakes...

  • Over 75 delicious puddings...

  • Scones, soufflés, creams, custards, cheesecakes, muffins, tarts, buns, fruit salads, fools, moulds, compotes and bonbons...

  • International treats, including Swiss cakes, German sweet breads, French chestnuts, American cakes and more!

  • Savoury sandwiches designed for the perfect afternoon tea...

  • Plus detailed preparation tips, and hints on how to adapt Victorian methods to the modern kitchen!

Time for Tea brings you nearly 650 authentic Victorian recipes perfect for afternoon tea or evening dessert. Charm your family and friends with old-fashioned deliciousness -- no mixes, no chemicals, just the pleasure of good food and good company!

Copyright © 2017 by
Moira Allen.
All rights reserved.

Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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