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Afternoon Tea

This post is your complete guide to Afternoon Tea. It will address any confusion between Afternoon Tea, Cream Tea and High Tea. There will be instructions how to prepare and serve your own Afternoon Tea at home, complete with recipes and links to recipes. Included also are ideas for themed Tea parties, what accessories are needed and a video how to make it giftable in the form of a grazing box. It’s your one stop shop for everything related to Afternoon Tea.

Dish of clotted cream with scones in the background.
Easy Rich Velvety Clotted Cream

Easy rich velvety Clotted Cream is within your reach, even if you live no where near England! This one ingredient recipe will guide you through the easy steps from turning heavy whipping cream into this delectable, must have spread that…

4 Simple Air Fryer Scones on a wire rack.
Simple Air Fryer Scones

Simple Air Fryer Scones are a quick modern way to bake a timeless traditional afternoon tea classic. Follow the step by step instructions below, but first read the “What is the Secret to Making Good Scones?” section for getting the…

Platter containing sliced roasted Lamb Sirloin, carrots, potatoes and green beans.
Unbelievably Tender Lamb Sirloin, With Rosemary Lemon Mint Rub

This Lamb Sirloin is simply prepared with a Rosemary Lemon Mint Rub, then oven roasted, making it unbelievably tender. Lamb Sirloin is the ideal cut of meat for a smaller group of people because they typically weigh 1-2 lbs /…

Rustic style all butter Irish shortbread with 3 pieces pulled away from the other pieces.
All Butter Irish Shortbread

This All Butter Shortbread recipe is a 3 ingredient Shortbread recipe, making it easy, quick, and in my personal opinion -the best! All butter Shortbread is moist with crumbly tenderness, buttery deliciousness and it will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth without…

Ulster Fry Tray Bake to the left on a sheet pan, with a bowl of beans and a small plater of Ulster Fry ingredients on it.
Ulster Fry Tray Bake

There’s nothing quite like an Ulster Fry breakfast! Although, have you ever wondered how to serve an Ulster Fry to a group of people, rather than just one or two? In this post you will learn how to make an…

Bowl of French Onion Soup with thyme garnish.
Bistro French Onion Soup

Who can resist French Onion Soup with its caramelized onions, savory broth and gooey melted cheese? It’s been a staple in France for the past couple of centuries or so.

White bowl containing Irish Vegetable Soup with a little parsley and carrot in the background.
Irish Vegetable Soup

This Irish Vegetable Soup recipe is loaded with all the good stuff in life! It contains stock and barley in addition to the abundance of root and garden vegetables. This recipe is reminiscent of a farmhouse Vegetable Soup which would…

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