Anyone for tea?
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook: Teatime Drinks, Scones, Savories & Sweets is available to buy on Amazon now.
This gorgeous hardback recipe book captures the essence of teatime at Downton Abbey.
The 144-page cookbook features classic recipes for sweets and savories, etiquette notes, tea service knowhow.
With an introduction written by Downton executive producer Gareth Neame, it’s designed with lavish imagery to recreate the tradition of British afternoon tea.
The description reads: “Afternoon tea is a revered and treasured English tradition—and no one knows better how to prepare and enjoy a proper tea than the residents of Downton Abbey.
“With this alluring and vibrant cookbook, fans of the PBS series and anglophiles alike can stage every stylish element of this cultural staple of British society at home.
“Spanning sweet and savory classics—like Battenberg Cake, Bakewell Tart, toffee puddings, cream scones, and tea sandwiches—the recipes capture the quintessential delicacies of the time, and the proper way to serve them.”
The description continues: “This charming cookbook also features a detailed narrative history and extols the proper decorum for teatime service, from tea gowns and tearooms to preparing and serving tea.
“Gorgeous food photographs, lifestyle stills from the television series and recent movie, and character quotes bring the characters of Downton Abbey—and this rich tradition—to life in contemporary times.”
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook: Teatime Drinks, Scones, Savories & Sweets is published by Weldon Owen.
All this cooking will keep Downton fans busy while we wait for the second movie!
The complete TV series box set is also currently on sale so you can relive every episode in preparation.
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook is available on Amazon.