This book features 70 recipes for cakes, biscuits and pastries, illustrated with 270 photographs. This is a sumptuous book of delicious tried-and-tested recipes that are ideal for afternoon tea. This title includes the history and etiquette of this classic tradition, illustrated with evocative photography. It offers a brief look at teas of the world, including specialty teas, popular tea blends, and fruit and herbal tisanes, as well as how to make a perfect cup of tea. It features step-by-step photographs and instructions. This delightful book provides a mouthwatering collection of recipes to serve at tea time, together with a history of the custom of afternoon tea, all beautifully illustrated. The recipe collection provides ideas for light refreshments as well as more filling fare. Try crab sandwiches followed by lemon bars, or toasted crumpets dripping with butter, and a slice of delectable Dundee cake. Alternatively, choose cucumber sandwiches followed by scones with homemade preserve and cream, or eclairs lavishly filled with patisserie cream and topped with a generous layer of chocolate.Whatever you preference, you will be able to make tea time special with this gorgeous book.