Wednesday, 5 August 2015

New supper club event: Afternoon tea at Dennis Severs' house in Spitalfields

My salon guest today is none other than the fabulous Kerstin Rodgers, aka MsMarmiteLover! A lady of many talents, you can visit Kerstin at or, even better, you can take tea with her at Dennis Severs' house!


New supper club event: Afternoon tea at Dennis Severs' house in Spitalfields

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, I'm presenting a Georgian themed tea party at a historic 18th century home
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.

This is a very special occasion, please book tickets here for the 14th of August at 3pm, £75.
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

English muffins
Currant Tea cakes

Home made jams and preserves and clotted cream

Rock cakes
'Flat' Jacks
Lemon cheese tarts
Coffee or treacle pudding
Rosewater ratafia biscuits
Seed cake
Plumb cake
Candied fruits

Written content of this post copyright © Kerstin Rodgers, 2015.

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