Bea’s of Bloomsbury has been offering mouthwatering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues, and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Owner Bea Vo’s extensive travels and background as a pastry chef at Nobu and Asia de Cuba, amongst others, means that the cakes on offer are always out of this world. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes. Cookies & bars are made to enjoy with a cup of tea. Be it lavender shortbread or double chocolate chip cookies, there’s something here to fill the tins. Imagine afternoon tea and what spring to mind are Scones & Small Cakes. Bea provides the ultimate scone recipe and other sweet fingerfood, such as French macarons. When teatime calls for something special, turn to the Tarts chapter. With recipes for two types of dough, and golden whisky pecan custard pie and key lime pie, you won’t be stuck for ideas. Bea’s key to cake success is a handful of fail safe recipes that she can always rely on. The Cake chapter is devoted to staple recipes which can be embellished or layered to create the dazzling ideas in the Special Cakes chapter. When only Cheesecake will do, you’ll find plenty of choice here--from the simple to the sublime.
- “Like your hip great-aunt’s favorite tearoom.”--Vogue Living
- With more than 70 recipes, Tea with Bea will soon become your go-to baking book.
- Mouthwatering photography by acclaimed photographer Kate Whitaker.