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Seville Orange Marmalade

At a gloomy time of year, when you need to keep your spirits up in the belief that spring's just around the corner, nothing beats the sight of of jam jars full of warm, golden, homemade seville orange marmalade. It's become a seasonal ritual and you have to be quick because the availability of seville oranges is somewhat limited. You need to put an afternoon aside as the process can't be rushed,...Read More

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Alexander’s Skipton – Offer

When you book for Afternoon Tea throughout October & November, you’ll receive a complimentary upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea. Indulge in a range of delicious treats for just £25,and enjoy a glass of our house champagne, Perrier-Joüet, on us, alongside our extensive selection of loose leaf teas. What’s more, when you book for 5 or more people, you’ll receive one of your...Read More

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Afternoon Tea with Hannah Cockroft MBE

Loose Ladies held its third charity Afternoon Tea at the fabulous Bowcliffe Hall. Hannah Cockroft is an inspiration! Interviewed by the amazing Kate Hardcastle she talked about her life and the challenges she has overcome to be a multi medal winner. Her honesty and frankness were impressive. Kate then had a 'conversation ' with Deirdre Bounds-entrepreneur, Sally Robinson from Ample Bosom and make...Read More

Ferndale’s ‘Extra Lemony Meringue Sandwich Cookies’

Ferndale’s ‘Extra Lemony Meringue Sandwich Cookies’ is a tasty treat. Part of the Ferndale Summer Prosecco Afternoon Tea, it’s easy to make and even easier to eat. Serves 12, ready in 50 minutes. Ingredients For the biscuits: 250g plain flour, 100g rice flour 250g salted butter, softened 75g golden caster sugar Finley grated zest of TWO lemons (important) 1 egg...Read More

Easy To Make Bread

This is a fool proof recipe that will make four/six tasty loaves that are so much nicer than the stuff you buy in the super market and cheaper! One for the table and the rest in the freezer. INGREDIENTS 4 table spoon of caster sugar 4 tbsps. of dried yeast 1 cup tepid water 2 tbsps. of salt 4 fl oz of veg oil 1 pint of milk 1 pint hot (not boiling water) 1/2 Bags of large, very...Read More

Janet’s ‘A Bit of a Do’

With an impressive 20 years of legal recruitment under her belt, at 65 Janet Thornton decided instead of retiring, she would have a career change and set up a business specialising in that most British of all traditions, afternoon tea, which she called ‘A Bit of a Do’. Having always made cakes for all occasions, weddings, birthdays and parties, I felt I was not ready to retire so l though...Read More

Janet’s ‘A Bit of a Do’ easiest-ever cheesecake with no cooking.

Ingredients (serves 4) 200g Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits 100 g Butter 200g White Chocolate 2 x 200g Full Fat Cream Cheese 2 tbsp. Lime Juice 2 x 125 g Raspberries or whatever fruit you prefer ie: strawberries, blueberries Method: Line the base of a 20cm round loose bottom cake tine with greaseproof paper. Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs. Melt the buter and stir into the...Read More

Afternoon Tea-ing!

'Afternoon Tea' the word itself has a sense of exquisiteness in it. The first thought that comes to mind is that of a lovely relaxing Afternoon spent with your loved ones. You think of pretty vintage tea pots, cake stands, creams, cakes, hot tea and along with all this, the thought of 'being in the moment'. I feel there is a certain old world charm to this traditional ritual of Britain and the...Read More

14 Afternoon Teas with a difference – Sheerluxe

Afternoon tea is a British institution – perfect for girly catch-ups and family outings. But the same old finger sandwiches, cakes and scones can become a bit samey. Cue our roundup of the coolest alternative teas hitting the capital. From savoury tapas to dim sum, check out these exciting new offerings… Ham Yard Hotel, Soho Design buffs should head to Ham Yard Hotel in bustling Soho...Read More

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