Bake delicious treats with an afternoon tea expert

location_city London

timelapse 3 hour duration

language delivered in English

Hosted by Caroline

Hi, I'm Caroline. They say I'm one of Great Britain's most respected speakers on the traditions of English tea - at least that's one of my biggest passions. I first got excited about tea when I was a very young girl, growing up in Chelsea, my mother would dress me up in a Harris tweed coat, white socks and little red shoes and take me out to tea. This - along with Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management - would be my first introduction to the magical world of English tea.

The experience

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn my closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. I'll happily teach you how to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party. What makes a tea party special - the freshness of the cakes and scones, still warm from the oven.

Together, we'll go over time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits!

At the end of the baking session we shall then sit down for our own tea party, with freshly made sandwiches, excellent teas and luxurious clotted dream and jam to serve with our scones. Boxes will be provided to take home the remainder of your baked goods.

Are you hungry already?

Includes

fiber_manual_record Recipes and tips

fiber_manual_record Plenty to take home

fiber_manual_record Afternoon tea party, tasting all that you have made

fiber_manual_record Aprons will be provided

What to bring

fiber_manual_record Comfortable shoes

fiber_manual_record Cameras

fiber_manual_record Wear clothes that can wash out flour etc

Reviews (9) star star star star star

Very nice workshop, we learned a lot, not only about making high tea and delicious food that comes with the tea, Caroline also told us a lot about the history why British love their teatime, why its so popular and where it came from. After making it, we obviously enjoyed eating it all, way too much. Even the birthday candles on the cake were there. We worked in her own tiny kitchen, which made it very familiar and cosy.

Denise star star star star star

Had been a very friendly and entertaining afternoon. Caroline was a very nice teacher, the food excellent and the atmosphere real pleasant.

Roberta star star star star star

I did both the tea party and maracoons baking class with Caroline. Both classes were very enjoyable and she was very thorough in not only teaching the method but also the potential pitfalls during the course of baking. Not forgetting that the cheese scones and Victoria sponge were really awesome! Can't wait to try making them again.. Thanks Caroline!!

Jasmine star star star star star

I booked a session with Caroline as part of a week-long vacation in London and, while I absolutely loved every minute of my time in London, the few hours spent with Caroline made me feel like more than a tourist.

Her home is clean and pleasant and cozy and she is extremely knowledgable about life in London, all things tea, and baking. She gave me a glimpse into what tea meant in the past, but also showed me a lot about what is it like to live in London now.

We made scones, shortbread, and cake and all of it was AMAZINGLY delicious. She has so many tips and tricks that I've since been able to incorporate into my baking. Tea was perfect with the best cucumber and egg salad sandwiches I've ever had. The pot of tea she brewed was also one of the best I've ever had and everything we baked came out wonderfully. I've since made the Scottish shortbread (something I had never enjoyed before) multiple times for family and coworkers.

I truly wish tea time with Caroline was a daily experience!

Angelo star star star star star

The food was delicious and Caroline was wonderful. We would highly recommend this class to anyone, especially if you enjoy baking!

Brian star star star star

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£93 star star star star star 9 reviews