Strawberry Creme Shortcake Cupcakes

  Strawberry season is on the horizon and these charming, petite, portable shortcakes are an ideal treat for family get-togethers, parties, BBQs, bridal showers or even an afternoon tea. They are very easy to put together and the secret is to place fresh sliced berries in between the frostingā€”the sweetness from the frosting serves as…

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Cinnamon Spice Kringel Beautiful Braided Bread: Recipe & Photo Tutorial

This lovely, traditional Finnish, spice bread is easy on the eyes and equally as pleasing to theĀ palate. This beautiful kringel is perfect for a weekend morning breakfast or to make for friends during a quiet afternoon tea. The technique is really simple so please don’t become intimidated–it’s much easier to make than you think. Not…

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The British Afternoon Tea; Where Did it All Begin & What is Served?

There is no more quintessential British ritual than the ceremony and serving of Afternoon tea. It is believed that credit for the custom goes to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century. The usual habit of serving dinner between 8 and 9 pm left the Duchess hungry and with a ‘sinking…

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