Mothering sunday – Afternoon tea

On Sunday it was mothering sunday so I made my Mam afternoon tea

I made two types of sandwiches (with no crusts on them) and scones with my own homemade rhubarb jam topped off with clotted cream.  It was all very nice.

My first batch of scones didn’t go to well as I had over worked them and when they came out of the oven they had lost their shape and when i tasted one it was very heavy and doughy, so I made another batch which turned out like scone should be  although some of the ones at the back of the oven and had some burnt edges.

Did you know :-

Afternoon tea was a time for women to socialise and is often thought to be a posh event.

Afternoon tea is sometimes mistaken for high tea but it is actually called low tea.

In the early 19th century People would only have two meals a day which was breakfast and dinner.  Anna, the Duches of Bedford use to have “that sinking feeling” late in the afternoon and so she would have a pot of tea and a light snack in her bedroom and then later on she started to invite friends to join her for tea at Woburn abbey where she spent her summers. When she returned to London she sent her friends cards inviting them to tea and soon after afternoon tea became a popular traditionIMG_2184.

 

 

 

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