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Afternoon Tea Week

Coming up is Afternoon Tea Week (12th-18th August).  A wonderful excuse to celebrate this quintessentially British tradition. A great wikifact that I found is that there is evidence to suggest that the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam already existed at Tavistock Abbey in Devon in the 11th century.  Delicious.

In Devon we have so many hotels, café and restaurants that offer Afternoon Tea (have a look through this list here) but what I love to do it make one at home.  This gives you a great opportunity to add your own variations or work with any dietary requirements your friends and family may have.

My latest spread included lemon drizzle slices, lotus biscoff chewy blondies, cheesy black pepper scones, plain scones, mini donuts, elderflower madeleines and Victoria sponge cupcakes.

Scones
How do you pronounce the word – is it scone rhyming with gone, or scone rhyming with bone? Either way most require a cream tea to include fluffy scones that are perfect with clotted cream and jam.

I was chatting with a neighbour when we first moved to Exeter and she mentioned that when she was a child it was the Devonshire Split that was the core of a cream tea not the scone.  A little research shows that scones are quite a modern advancement (certainly in this area) and that this sweet yeasted bun is a great option for cream and jam.

During my Devon Baking Days, I opt to make these traditional buns and also a savoury version of the scone.

Do you have a favourite place to have cream tea in Exeter or further abroad?  What is your ‘must have’ item?

My latest Devon Baking Day is listed here and more dates will be added soon.

I went on the basic bread making course. Boudicca is an excellent host and teacher. I have made bread in the past, but picked up many new tips... I have since baked a further loaf at home with great success and there will be more to come!
Kathy Hurrell
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#SourdoughSeptember

One Mile Bakery Exeter is a member of the Real Bread Campaign which helps support additive free loaves and small, independent bakeries. One of the brilliant campaigns they run is called #SourdoughSeptember. It’s an annual celebration of genuine sourdough and the people that make it.  There are lots of ways to get involved, find out
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Afternoon Tea Week

Coming up is Afternoon Tea Week (12th-18th August).  A wonderful excuse to celebrate this quintessentially British tradition. A great wikifact that I found is that there is evidence to suggest that the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam already existed at Tavistock Abbey in Devon in the 11th century.  Delicious. In Devon we
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Saturday 19th October
Wow just look at all of these bakes that this group of friends made on my half day class 😍 A wonderful way to catch… https://t.co/Eomk23DbMz
Saturday 19th October
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Tuesday 15th October

The One Mile Bakery – Exeter – 19 October 2019 13:33

Wow just look at all of these bakes that this group of friends made on my half day class 😍 A wonderful way to catch up, leave with recipes, hints and tips, and get inspired to home bake 😁 Scones (three different types to share – emmental cheese and black pepper, cranberry, and pumpkin spice
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