This May we have chosen Tea Fit for a Queen as our book of the month. It seems very appropriate given the Queen’s recent 90th birthday and upcoming official birthday to celebrate a book devoted to the traditions of a royal afternoon tea. The book contains over 40 delicious recipes, for anything from finger sandwiches and cakes to cocktails.

Tea Fit for a Queen Book

Alongside these wonderful recipes are many beautifully shot photographs of the end results (although if you are anything like me the version that you will make might not look quite as perfect!). What we think makes this book special is the extra information provided in the fascinating anecdotes and interesting tales. You can learn about the royals and their connections to the tradition of high tea along with the inside scoop on what cake the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose for their wedding and why jam pennies are the Queen’s favourite tea time treat.

 This book has been produced in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces who look after some of the best known royal buildings in the UK such as Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.  There are pages scattered throughout the book which give a short summary of the history of some of these buildings along with some stunning photographs.

We hope you enjoy our book recommendation for this month; it provides some lovely recipes to try out as we head towards the summer, but we think it provides so much more than that. A wonderful combination of delicious treats and interesting history it is the perfect choice for any anglophile or royalist.  If you enjoy it like we do then you can also purchase Chocolate Fit for a Queen which takes you through the history of chocolate making and its royal connections. 

 

Chocolate Fit for a Queen