不論是經典款式的英式下午茶，還是最受皇室貴族喜愛的下午茶，依照不同季節食材編排，所有心中最嚮往的下午茶點心食譜全都能一次收藏。包括各式西式糕點、烘培品、巧克力製的造型點心和開胃小鹹點，80組手作午茶食譜，在家就能享受到五星級飯店等級的高級美味。書中介紹的各式午茶點心食譜，靈感來自歐美最熱門的星級飯店及下午茶餐廳，例如有倫敦下午茶最高殿堂之稱的The Ritz、多切斯特酒店(The Dorchester)、凱特王妃熱愛的布朗酒店(Brown's Hotel)、時尚感十足的伯克利飯店(The Berkeley)及英國百年百貨Harrods等。作者除了介紹下午茶的歷史及下午茶是如何成為英國人每日的生活重心，每戶英國人家櫥櫃裡必備的基本果醬、抹醬及凝乳等，只是要與下午茶有關的必需品全都一次說明。令人難忘的煙燻鮭魚佐奶油起司三明治、櫻桃杏仁塔、香草鹽酥餅，還是水果口味的濃郁奶油司康，各式各樣難以抵擋的下午茶點心食譜，都附上簡潔易懂的描述及照片和插圖，享受一場居家下午茶之約，品味優雅自在的英式生活。
Recipes and inspiration for how to host the ultimate tea party with instruction from master patissier Will Torrent.
Arranged by season, with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea as well as a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the key techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work and serving savoury dishes in 80 beautifully illustrated recipes.
An invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels, including The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Gramercy Tavern, The Berkeley, Les Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, and Harrods.
Starting with a brief history of afternoon tea and how it came to be such a British institution, Will then offers up store cupboard recipes for basic jams, spreads, butters and curds - everything you might need to serve alongside a carefully planned afternoon tea.
Recipes include classics such as Smoked salmon and whipped cream cheese sandwiches, Cherry and almond bakewell tarts, Vanilla shortbread and Fruited scones; classics with a clever twist such as Malted milk egg custard tarts, Cucumber sandwiches with yuzu and chive butter and Crab mayonnaise eclairs; as well as more adventurous offerings of Prosecco, lime and mint jellies, Roasted walnut and miso shortbread, Lemon and lime matcha tea friands and a very decadent Apricot and lavender almondine from Raymond Blanc at Les Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.
A real feast for the senses, this book will make you want to pull out all the stops and create your own gorgeous themed tea parties at home.