In the follow up to “Chocolate at Home”, Will Torrent is back and in his new book “Afternoon Tea at Home”, he showcases the key techniques involved in pâtisserie, baking, chocolate work and serving savoury dishes in 80 beautifully illustrated recipes, including guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels, including The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Berkeley, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Harrods, Belmond and New York’s Gramercy Tavern.
Starting with a brief history of afternoon tea and how it came to be such a British institution, Will offers up recipes for basic jams, spreads, butters and curds, everything you might need to serve alongside a carefully planned afternoon tea. Recipes include classics such as Smoked Salmon and Whipped Cream Cheese Sandwiches, Cherry and Almond Bakewell Tarts, Vanilla Shortbread and Fruit Scones; Classics with a clever twist such as Malted Milk Egg Custard Tarts, Cucumber Sandwiches with Yuzu and Chive Butter and Crab Mayonnaise Éclairs; as well as more adventurous offerings of Prosecco, Lime and Mint Jellies, Lime and Almond Matcha Tea Friands and a very decadent Apricot and Lavender Almondine from Benoit Blin at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
A real feast for the senses, this book will make you want to pull out all the stops and create your own gorgeous themed tea parties at home.
Top American Pastry Chef and author of Sugar Rush Johnny Iuzzini says; “Will Torrent has done it again! Afternoon Tea at home will satisfy every craving you may have both sweet and savoury, It’s deliciously presented with easy to follow creative recipes and gorgeous mouth watering photographs.”
Afternoon Tea at Home – Deliciously indulgent recipes for sandwiches, savouries, scones, cakes and other fancies. Published by Ryland Peters & Small, 11th February 2016, £19.99 with Photography by Matt Russell