Maw Broon's Afternoon Tea Book
Maw Broon and the Glebe Street Afternoon Tea Ladies bring you the best of their Scottish recipes for fancy cakes and dainty savouries. They've also written their very own (idiosyncratic) advice on the etiquette of afternoon tea for their friends and family, at home and abroad in the Commonwealth and Empire.
Miss Gardner, a teacher, and one of the Glebe Street afternoon tea ladies, has written out the recipes, nice and neat, so that everyone can make the traditional recipes and enjoy a good Scottish afternoon tea. But Maw's proven advice and unique observations, in her own vernacular, are also sprinkled throughout this colourful, bright and entertaining book.
You'll be well equipped to present an outstanding spread with near enough 100 braw recipes. These include cheese pastries, savoury choux buns, mini quiches, fairy cakes (who needs cupcakes!), millefeuille (whit? that's a vanilla slice if you're a Broon), swiss roll, .clairs, meringues, brandy snaps, gipsy creams, empire biscuits, and many more. In addition there's a selection of recipes to help you make the perfect celebration cake. Cover it in ganache, buttercream, marzipan, fondant or royal icing - take your pick. Extras include illustrations of 12 recipe cards scattered throughout, that include strawberry jam, raspberry jam, apple jelly, tablet, chocolate truffles, and chantilly cream. And there are some vintage Aunt Kate recipes (taken from Maw's favourite magazine The People's Friend) for a nostalgic and homely look.
This is the perfect gift, full of Broons humour and delicious Scottish recipes to enable you to host your own afternoon tea party - or just conduct yourself with manners when you're in a posh tearoom. All the main recipes are braw.
Published: 9th January 2013
Format: Hardback 206x140mm
Extent: 176 pages
The Broons are billed as 'the happy family that makes every family happy'. Though they are ten in number, the family enjoys staying together in the small tenement flat of 10 Glebe Street, Auchentogle. Maw is the homemaker in charge of all household affairs, and mother to eight children. A fantastic cook, she has written several books including Bake with Maw Broon and the bestselling Maw Broon's Cookbook. The Broons cartoon strip appears every week in the Sunday Post newspaper and in 2016 celebrates its 80th anniversary.
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