Afternoon Tea Classes
10.00 am – 1.30 pm
10.00 am – 1.30pm
What your Afternoon Tea Class will include:
As part of the Afternoon Tea Class, you will learn how to make speciality sandwiches and sumptuous Devonshire Scones, which will be served warm, straight from the oven.
You will also learn about the history of Afternoon Tea, tea making, tea pouring and presentation.
After the baking and preparations in the kitchen, we sit down and enjoy a full Afternoon Tea in the sitting room/drawing room – see menu below. This is an ideal opportunity to practice English etiquette and conversation in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
You will receive a six page booklet with step by step instructions on how to prepare the sandwiches and scones and also the Scottish Shortbread, which is another of the popular treats served in the drawing room/sitting room.
The booklet will also include a reminder page of special ‘tips’ offered throughout the class.
I will also provide a doggy bag* for you to take home. *(a popular expression for samples to take home).
Come with a good appetite!
The Afternoon Tea Class Menu
~ Classic assorted tea and pinwheel sandwiches
~ Devonshire Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam and/or/lemon curd
~ The Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake (Victoria Sponge)
~ Scottish Shortbread
~ Speciality biscuits e.g. Florentines
~ Sweet tea bread e.g. Fruit tea loaf, Banana bread or Gingerbread
~ Choice of several teas
Afternoon Tea parties available for larger groups (hen dos, birthdays, tourists) on request. Includes scone making demonstrations, a visit to Abbey Road Studios or both
Interactive Baking Classes
Maximum 6 persons
On Wednesdays I also offer interactive baking classes. These classes offer a further opportunity to learn how to make more teatime treats and desserts in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in Giuliana’s Kitchen.
There are two classes A and B held on alternate weeks. Please get in touch via the booking page and I’ll let you know which dates are available.
Victoria Sandwich (Sponge) – A delicious jam filled Sponge Cake named after Queen Victoria
Sherry Fruit Trifle – A very traditional English dessert, usually served on special occasions
Florentine Biscuits – Luxurious chocolate coated, crispy biscuits made with candied citrus fruits, glacée cherries and almonds
Lemon Curd – A delicious spread made from fresh lemons. Use with scones or as a filling for a sponge cake
Cheese Scones – A lovely savoury version of the original recipe which make a tasty and nutritious snack
Ritz Torte – A nutty, chewy, meringue base topped with whipped cream and chocolate flakes (my family’s favourite!)