I grew up on a staple diet of Enid Blyton stories set in the English countryside. It’s hardly a surprise then that tea time has always felt incomplete to me at home. Not a great fan of chai and pakodas, I shifted to coffee very early because it was so much easier to reconcile myself to a coffee and biscuits break!
Tea time remained a dream to chase in England where I would be served cute little cucumber sandwiches, slices of home-made cake and cookies…and scones with cream and strawberry jam!
But then I went for a Christmas party and met Sriram (also known for his association with My Sunny Balcony) and discovered The Bakeaway, an initiative to bring back to our tables traditional cakes and English goodies (like scones!).
High-tea by The Bakeaway is a delightful spread with everything from my childhood fantasies of English tea: lovely little cucumber sandwiches, home made biscuits or cookies, some tea-time cake and scones!!! Delighted with our first experience, we placed an order again, this time as a treat for some friends. Needless to say, our high tea party was a great success (I must admit though that it was high tea with coffee) and our guests left licking their fingers not wanting to waste a single crumb of the fantastic Victoria Sponge Cake.
If you’re planning tea party or even a picnic, The Bakeaway’s tea package is ideal! Placing an order is pretty simple and they are very punctual with delivery. I can’t wait to try out some of their other goodies!
P.S My fascination for English tea made me read Cobwebs and Cream Teas, a book which I highly recommend for all like-minded tea aficionados!
P.P.S I’m also a big fan of home-made brunch parties – I’m sure that The Bakeaway could help the lazy hosts drum up a delightful brunch! In the meanwhile, here are some ideas for a brunch party chez vous!