lördag 14 mars 2009

Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea should be provided, fresh supplies, with thin bread-and-butter, fancy pastries, cakes, etc., being brought in as other guests arrive.
00000000 Mrs. Beeton The Book of Household Management
Nice little tea-cakes to be baked in muffin-rings are made of one cup of sugar, two eggs, one and a half cups of milk, one heaping teaspoonful of baking powder, a piece of butter the size of an egg and flour sufficient to make a stiff batter. In this batter stir a pint bowl of fruit—any fresh are nice—or canned berries with the juice poured off. Serve while warm and they are a dainty addition to the tea-table. Eaten with butter.

0000 From "Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) - The Whole Comprising A Comprehensive Cyclopedia Of Information For The Home" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette

2 kommentarer:

  1. Love the art and recipes! Dear me, it's getting close to lunch and I'm getting hungry!

    With my grandson's tonsillectomy and the visit of my middle daughter with her husband and their year and a half baby I missed several days and had a delightful time catching up last night.

  2. Kristi,
    Guess you need to make something more substantial - and wholesome for lunch. I have to admit that I find the recipes more interesting than tempting.
    Family visiting is more fun than reading blogs! But it is always fun to catch up when you've been away from the computer for a while.