This charming little book contains more than 60 recipes for delicious cakes and tarts, from rich chocolate cakes to fruity flans, gathered from all around the country. It also contains invaluable information on the basics of successful baking, and how to make your cakes rise perfectly. Recipes include traditional teatime favourites such as Maids of Honour and fascinating historical curiosities like 18th-century Pepper Cake, fruity confections such as Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and, to finish, a selection of delicious tarts and flans.
Jane Pettigrew became involved in the world of tea after opening her teashop 'Tea-Time' in Clapham in 1983. She is author of Traditional Teatime Recipes and Tea Classified. She speaks at conferences around the world and appears regularly on television and radio. She is Managing Director of St James's Teas Ltd and lives in London.