Recipes from Tea & Crumpets

Curious armchair travelers, nostalgic food excursionists, and inventive home entertainers will adore this tour of Europe’s legendary tearooms and salons. A delicious culinary and cultural experience as well as a treasure trove of recipes from top-notch destinations, this little gem lets readers in on the rituals of taking tea. Recipes like the Ritz’s cucumber sandwiches, Claridge’s famous raisin and apple scones, or chocolate scones from Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel, as well as color photographs of tasty tea fare and European teahouses, bring the charm of afternoon tea to anyone’s home.

Two English crumpet on a white plate, each topped with a pat of butter.

English Crumpets

Crumpets with butter. How very English. And how very enticing according to everyone who’s tried this authentic homemade version.

A white cake stand with four spirals of pumpernickel bread, salmon mousse, and smoked salmon

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

Molten chocolate cake, a wedge cut from it, with chocolate oozing; whipped cream on top, on a plate

Molten Chocolate Cake

This french molten chocolate cake flows seductive when cut into with a fork. A cinch to make, this molten chocolate cake is an elegant, impressive dessert.