Time for Tea!
| September 16, 2012
In Coffee and Convo
Featured Recipe: Apple Tea Cake
Twenty years ago, my friend Pauline, who originally hails from Holland, introduced me to the idea of afternoon tea. Not the stuffy, wear white gloves and hold your pinky just so kind of tea. But the homey, come sink into my sofa and chat kind of tea.
It’s a habit I have loved over the years sharing with others and even enjoying by myself. Mid-afternoon can create a lull in energy and a time when focus lags. But taking a short break, brewing a cup of tea and having a small bite is the perfect pick-me-up. It is no wonder millions of people around the world wouldn’t consider missing tea.
Today’s recipe for sliced “tea” cake is a perfect small sweet, which goes equally well with brunch or as an after-dinner delight. Leftovers wrapped tightly will keep up to 4 days, so there’s not pressure to eat the whole thing. But best of all it is a cinch to stir together, you don’t even need a mixer.
If you’ve never enjoyed teatime, then take an afternoon to sample this simple, elegant snack cake with a cup of tea. You will wonder why it hasn’t been a habit for years. Enjoy!
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