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The National Trust Book of Tea-time Recipes (NT cookery books) [Hardcover]

Jane Pettigrew
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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: National Trust (18 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0707801281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0707801285
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An array of tea-time treats from National Trust properties, with great emphasis on regional specialities using local ingredients. A short introduction is given to each house from which a recipe is taken. Also included is an account of the development of the taking of tea.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
regional and historical gems......'

This text refers to the 2007 3rd edition/reprint - `Traditional Teatime Recipes' from the National Trust.

160 high quality matt pages, split over 5 main chapters:-

Fruited Buns, Scones, Muffins and Splits
Tarts and Flans

with an introduction, a section entitled:- `Successful Baking', which includes pastry making and recipes, conversion charts, American equivalents, plus an index.

Simply laid out book.
Each chapter has opening text.
Each recipe has the title, relevant opening - often historical text, list of ingredients, quantity made/number of servings plus a clear method.

A little light on photography, with just 32 full colour plates throughout, but easy to forgive as this is good old British teatime cooking!

Recipes include:-

Boxty Bread
Herb Bread
Buttermilk Oaten Bread
Bara Brith
Barm Brack
Irish Potato Cakes
Suffolk Fourses
Honey Tea Bread
Ripon Christmas Bread
Hot Cross Buns
Chelsea Buns
Scones (inc Eggless)
Sally Lunns
Singin' Hinny
Lancaster Lemon Tart
Cherry Bakewells
Yorkshire Curd Tart
Maids of Honour
Easter Biscuits
Gypsy Creams
Sunday-best Chocolate Cake
Simnel Cake
Light Sponge Cake
American Zucchini Cake
18th Century Pepper Cake
17th Century Honey Cake
Welsh Lardy Cake
Eccles Cakes
Applecake Fingers
Apricot Sesame Slice
Toffee Bars
Date and Apple Slices

and with Christmas just around the corner, at the time of writing:-

Traditional Christmas Cake
Mincemeat Cake
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Recipes 26 July 2013
By Yaffa
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OK, so it doesn't have any photos in this edition (newer ones do have them) but the recipes are good, solid and easy to follow and produce very tasty cakes. A good addition to my large collection of cookery books. Quantities in imperial as well as metric.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely! 20 April 2013
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A special book, written gracefully by Jane Pettigrew, full of good recipes.
Loved the introducing part and the "old fashioned look" of pages.
Only question can be for a not english person like me, that the book does not include any picture about cakes, scones, biscuits, etc... so I have to imagine how they should look-like :) and search on web for a picture.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book 8 April 2013
By JohnR
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A lot of easily managed recipes, with a good selection from all around the country, easily understood even by an amateur like myself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real deal when it comes to English Tea Recipes 1 Nov 2012
By Eliza G. - Published on
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Back in the day, when I was living in England and waiting tables in a Tea Room, I fell in love with 4 o'clock Tea. This is the first recipe book that comes close to the recipes we used. If you're homesick for a good English Tea, treat yourself to this book. It has all the classics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and fun 28 Mar 2013
By Sadie - Published on
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Charming collection of recipes that remind me of my visits to Britain. Contains cooking hints and conversions for American equivalents. Recipes are organized by regions, with short descriptions of each region to start. Only drawback is that there are no pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Historical insight 7 July 2013
By J. Wells - Published on
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Love the recipes, broken down by region. Grest historical value, plus helps to understand the High Tea, so famous in England, British Isles, Scotland , wales and Ireland. FAB!!!!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 28 May 2013
By Bonnie - Published on
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I love the recipes in this cookbook. The book is divided into location and gives a little back ground to each recipe. Kind of like a history lesson with the recipe.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 July 2014
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