A GREAT GIFT FOR ANY TEA, CAKE AND CHOCOLATE DEVOTEE…

I have just published my book ‘A Little Book on Tea Cake & Chocolatewhich would make a great gift for anyone who loves tea, cake and chocolate. 

This little book on tea and cake is a guide about one of our favourite beverages. It explains tea pairings, tea and chocolate, tea and health, tea and sandwiches, fascinating tea facts, buying the right tea, tea to help you sleep and tea cozies and teapots. It also features over one hundred tips on baking cakes and has some recipes for delicious loaf cakes. It finishes with several lovely tea quotes.

A great book for any tea devotee. It’s available on Amazon for £2.99

Over the last three months of spending hours after hours and days after days at the hospital, where my Dad was,  I started making notes of some of my posts on tea, cake and chocolate as I felt sure I could use it in a book.

There are nineteen chapters which cover all the tea topics I have mentioned above plus tips on how to make the best cake, pastry, and more. I also cover baking apps and recipe books old and new.

I finally finished it at the weekend and it is now available to buy as a paperback and hopefully as a kindle read soon. I would love some feedback if any readers bought the book.

 

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TEA PAIRINGS FOR CHRISTMAS…

With Christmas now well and truly on countdown I thought it might be nice to write a post on tea pairings with some of the festive foods we eat.

When drinking Lapsang have it with chicken or smoked salmon sandwiches or walnut cake or Stilton cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

Of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate but with different strengths of chocolate, this does mean there is a choice of pairings. With dark chocolate, try Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Gyokuro, or Oolong. With milk or white chocolate try Darjeeling, Dragonwell, or Oolong,

When drinking Earl Grey have it with fine pate or ham and mustard sandwich’s or Crème Brulee or Leicester cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

When drinking Ceylon tea try having it with cucumber or tomato sandwiches or tarte au citron or mature cheddar cheese.

Fortnum and Mason have some amazing goodies paired with specific teas like the festively fragrant notes of zesty clementine, festive spices and cocoa nibs in their Christmas Tea and our deliciously sweet, individually-wrapped Marrons Glacé – a traditional 16th-century French speciality of chestnuts candied in a syrup and then dried,

Some partnerships succeed against the odds, others are so well-matched it’s hard to imagine one without the other – like their Blanc de Noirs Champagne NV and our Golden Oscietra Caviar.

A hand-graded, deep gold and deliciously nutty treat for any true caviar connoisseurs, it pairs perfectly with any Fortnum’s Champagne – but particularly with the honey, spice and dark fruit notes of our Blanc de Noirs Champagne.

Forget a nightcap liqueur coffee – the finest way to round off a full day of feasting is with a cup of our bold Christmas Coffee and a box – to share or snaffle solo – of their exceptional Christmas Chocolate Liqueurs.

The sugar-steeped sweetness of their Glacé Apricots making the perfect counterpoint to our full-bodied Fortnum’s Stilton.

I bet your mouth is watering after reading about these delicious pairings.

THE ESSENTIAL SUGAR FREE DESSERTS RECIPE BOOK REVIEW…

The latest Sugar Free Desserts Recipe Book by Quick Start Guide

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To Cooking Sugar-Free Cakes, Desserts and Sweet Treats. Over 80 Sweet And Delicious Sugar-Free Recipes To Make Quitting Sugar Easy by Quick Start Guides available on Amazon for your Kindle or Paperback…

With Christmas on the way out we can’t help but start thinking about how to lose a few pounds in the New Year but after eating so much sweet food over Christmas the thought of not having any makes it harder to motivate us.

That was until I saw this book which is perfect for any sweetaholics and a book to start you on the right track. There is something for everyone, from traditional family favourites to innovative energy balls, pies and brownies, using natural sweetness and low carb ingredients.

It has over 80 Delicious Sugar Free Recipes For Cakes, Desserts, Cookies and Sweet Treats so you can treat yourself to a sweet healthy dessert and lose weight at the same time. A brilliant book for anyone with a sweet tooth.

A PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS TEA CADDY…

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Twinings have got this amazing Earl Grey Tea Caddy which can be personalised as a gift for someone at Christmas.  You just add your own message and they will print it on the front of the caddy.

It contains 100 tea bags and an absolute must-have for all flavoured tea enthusiasts.

Add a little sparkle to your friends and family’s Christmas with this iconic Twinings caddy filled with 100 teabags of Classic Earl Grey tea. It’s £7.50 but they only have limited stocks left so you will need to buy it soon before they run out of stock.