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By Muriel Moffat

A tasty peek on the culture of afternoon tea on the Fairmont Empress lodge -- and the captivating heritage of taking tea.

Muriel Moffat has been sipping tea at Victoria's storied Empress lodge for 60 years -- and sharing all these stunning cups with 4 generations of Moffats. while she poured her love of all issues tea right into a darling little e-book, it quickly turned a bestseller, with 30,000 copies offered from the cabinets of the Empress present store in precisely 5 years.

Beautifully redesigned and prepared for its publication exchange debut, Afternoon Tea deals a peek behind the scenes on the great resort, the place afternoon tea has been concerned about splendor and connoisseur indulgence due to the fact that 1908. incorporated are numerous well-loved recipes from the Tea foyer, which has hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Rudyard Kipling and Shirley Temple.

This captivating e-book can be a chatty and vibrant background of tea and the numerous rituals surrounding it, guaranteed to entertain the amateur and fanatic alike. Steeped in a love of traditions, Ms. Moffat's loved ebook celebrates a littleknown ritual that could simply be the basis of every thing important -- family members, neighbors and, in fact, tea."

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Indd 29 19/04/12 9:18 AM If Teapots Could Talk Story has it Barbara Streisand came to tea at the Empress inappropriately dressed and, instead of being turned away for tea, she reluctantly agreed to be seated in a private room. Much to the disappointment of many, the dress code for Afternoon Tea at the Empress has been greatly relaxed in order to accommodate today’s guests. Described now as “smart casual,” this means no torn jeans, short shorts, beachwear or flip-flops; jogging pants or tank tops and everything else is okay!

Indd 41 12/04/12 9:17 AM A n English crumpet is a cake made from flour or potato and yeast, eaten mainly in England, and dates back to 1694. It is circular in shape and has a flat top covered in small holes. It is spongy in texture and bland in taste and that is why crumpets are best when served hot and covered in butter, with honey, jam, marmalade or maple syrup! The first recipe for crumpets was cooked like a pancake and contained no eggs. They were the mainstay of food for the middle-class workers of England!

2 Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. 3 Mix flour and salt, then blend into creamed butter mixture. 4 Stir in nuts. 5 Cover and chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes. 6 Once chilled, roll into balls, about 1–1½” thick, and place on greased cookie sheet. 7 Bake for 15–20 minutes and watch carefully that they do not burn. They will not appear cooked when they come out, but they harden as they cool, so don’t overbake. When the bottoms are golden brown they are ready! 8 Let them cool and then roll in more confectioner’s sugar coating so they are white.

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