New supper club event: Afternoon tea at Dennis Severs' house in Spitalfields
in Spitalfields, Dennis Severs' house, at 18 Folgate Street. I will be baking historic recipes. Dennis Severs
was an American who bought a house in Spitalfields, at the time a very unfashionable area. Rather than
gentrifying the house, he returned it to and carefully preserved its original decor, for instance there is no electricity.
As a house it's an art installation, recreating the life of a silk-weaving Hugenot family through its various rooms.
Signed copies of my book MsMarmitelover's Secret Tea Party will be on sale as well as books relating
to the period.
I'm looking at old cookbooks for recipes for the tea.
Some ideas I have for the menu:
Punch champagne cocktail or madeira
Green: Hyson or Gunpowder
Black: Breakfast, Pekoe or Suchong
Watercress and cucumber sandwiches
Currant Tea cakes
Home made jams and preserves and clotted cream
Lemon cheese tarts
Coffee or treacle pudding
Rosewater ratafia biscuits
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