Home comforts are always important, but at the moment they are most definitely on our minds. There are still several weeks of lockdown to go here in the UK, but we have a timetable for the route out. Making our homes cosy and comfortable is one way to find the joys and make the most of our blessings in these very strange, yet cautiously hopeful days.
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I can finally share one of the new offerings here at AprilJHarris.com! Have you ever wanted to enjoy the home comforts of an authentic British Afternoon Tea in your own home? Perhaps you have visited one of London’s restaurants and experienced afternoon tea first hand or maybe that’s still an item on your bucket list. Either way, I’ve got some exciting news!
What if I told you that you could make and enjoy an authentic homemade afternoon tea in your own home, including traditional tea sandwiches, flaky British scones, classic tea cake and other treats? Join my friend Jen Roach of Fearless in the Kitchen Cooking school and I as we teach you how to make all the classic ingredients of an authentic British afternoon tea in a live 90 minute online class on Zoom. You can find out more here.
From traditional tea sandwiches and the ultimate British scones to a classic tea cake and light, buttery Melting Moments Cookies, you will make all the components of an authentic British afternoon tea in your own kitchen. A shopping list will be provided in advance so you can cook along with us. You can then enjoy afternoon tea after the class or save your treats for later in the day. Or take the class with far away friends or relatives and have your own Zoom call later to enjoy your afternoon tea together. I hope to see you there!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Home Comforts On The Blog
This week I featured one of my favourite cakes to have on hand if you fancy a treat.
My Apple Pecan Cake with Maple Glaze has lovely layers of flavour and it keeps really well, so it’s great to have on hand for a treat. I’ve even been known to have a slice for breakfast! It has fruit in it, so that makes it healthy, right?
And if you have ever wanted to know more about the tradition of British Afternoon Tea, I’m sharing just about everything you need to know.
From the great scone controversy to why Afternoon Tea is actually more high brow than High Tea, you can get the inside scoop here.
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your inspiring content!
Home Comforts Featured Posts
Home Comforts featured posts (from top left, clockwise):-
If we can’t share home comforts with friends and family, we can share a meaningful little gift that lets them know we are holding them close in our hearts. I love these sweet Pocket Hearts from Julie at Sum of Their Stories.
After a long, locked down winter, most of us are so ready for spring! Tara of Stilettos and Shiplap has some wonderful ideas to help bring spring into our homes in 5 Things You Simply Must Have For Your Spring Decor.
Homemade food is one of the best home comforts I know and Erin of Counter Top Cooking has an easy Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe that is sure to hit the spot.
There is nothing like the taste of an old family recipe to make you feel cosy and comforted. Amy of Heritage Home Ec shared her Great Grandmother’s recipe (okay, almost her Great Grandmother’s recipe!) for Old Fashioned Boiled Dressing Potato Salad. This well loved dish will definitely come in handy as we begin to be able to get together with family and friends again.
Okay, here we go!
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What will you share with the Hearth and Soul Community this week? I look forward to your posts! And I do hope you will join me for afternoon tea!