WHITTARD’S WONDERFUL TEAS…

Whittard’s have some delicious teas including this Wonderland Tea Selection @ £12 – This curious gift set packed with three traditional English teas its good enough to make even the Queen of Hearts happy.

Inside youll find subtly citrussy Earl Grey with its distinctive bergamot aroma, and our beautifully floral English Rose tea. Then theres our classic English Breakfast: with its malty richness and full-bodied intensity, its no surprise that its our number one bestseller. Theres 30 individually wrapped teabags in total, so youve got a whole month of elegantly excellent tea to enjoy. It contains 10 individually wrapped English Breakfast teabags, 10 individually wrapped Earl Grey teabags, and 10 individually wrapped English Rose teabags.

There Summer Selection includes Peaches and Cream – blended mellow peach pieces with sweet apple and a hint of rosehip for a delicate, dessert-worthy treat – and it beats making a mess of your trusty picnic rug with those tinned peaches and pots of cream…£8 for the mini caddy.

Or how about Ginger Beer a spicy-sweet medley of ginger and candied ginger, layer it with refreshing spearmint and luscious lemongrass and you have a cup with serious character. Meet their taste bud tingling infusion: Ginger Beer. Or Rhubarb Punch – Sip a cup of summer with their rowdy Rhubarb Punch: it’s their way of celebrating the brightest flavours of an English country garden. They have balanced their rhubarb with elderberries, whole apple pieces and bright hibiscus, adding mellow strawberry and blackberry leaves for body. Brew it hot for a punchy fruity infusion to wake up your taste buds; or try it loaded with ice on sunny days.

COMFORT IN A CUP – SOMETHING WE ALL COULD DO WITH…

Whittard’s of Chelsea have offers on tea, coffee and hot chocolate boxes ‘Comfort in a Cup’ share the love and get 20% off some lovely gifts. Just a few to tempt you below…

Varieties from India, South America, Africa and the Caribbean – we’ve even added a blend from Brazil and Indonesia. Ranging from dark roasts to light roasts, from the rich and chocolatey to the sweet and fruity, there’s a brilliant brew to suit every mood; and we’ve recently given this bestselling gift a whole new design with illustrations by Persephone Coelho. All already ground and ready for you to make your perfect brew.
Six of our best-loved fine loose teas together in a beautifully presented gift box. From traditional malty English Breakfast to lusciously sweet Mango & Bergamot, there’s a tea to suit every taste
Mini caddies of elegant English Breakfast and Earl Grey, finished with a floral fancy of English Rose and Mango ; Bergamot. Oh, and not forgetting the all-important silver-plated infuser. Start slicing those cucumber sandwiches and make sure the kettle’s sparkling.
The cocoa creativity, with flavours of Salted Caramel and raucous Rocky Road, topped off with opulent Orange and marvellous Mint. Finding it tricky to choose? Our signature Luxury Hot Chocolate and Luxury White Hot Chocolate are sure-fire winners.

RECIPE FOR BROWNIE BITES…

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BROWNIE BITES…

Ingredients
350g (12oz) Dark Chocolate
250g (9oz) Butter
250g (9oz) Soft Brown Sugar
3 free range eggs
1 tsp Baking Powder
50g (2oz) plain flour
75g (3oz) pecans or walnuts
50g (2oz) miniature marshmallows

Method
Preheat oven to 170C, 150 Fan 325F or Gas 3
Grease and line a 12x8x1 oven proof tin
Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water
Leave to cool
Whisk eggs in a bowl until thick and creamy, then add the sugar
Combine baking powder and sieved flour
When chocolate is cool, alternately fold the chocolate and flour into the egg mixture, then stir in the nuts
Place in tin and sprinkle with marshmallows
Bake for 30-40 mins until the centre is firm to touch and tester comes out clean
Leave to cool then cut into 24 squares

COOKERY COURSES THROUGH JANUARY…

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Richard Bertinet has a ‘Pastry Masterclass’ which is held at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School, Bath on the 17th January. You will learn how to make sweet, salted and choux pastry. More details are found at http://www.thebertinetkitchen.com

Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Cornwall has an ‘Original Fish and Shellfish Cookery Course’, throughout January. You will learn how to cook and prepare fish with expert teachers in a beautiful setting. More details are found at http://www.rickstein.com

The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire has ‘An Introduction to Artisan Baking’ from the 5th – 20th January where you will learn bread-making with a master baker. More details are found at http://www.schoolofartisanfood.org

The Raymond Blanc Cookery School in Oxford has a special ‘Create a perfect dinner party’ at Le Manoir aux Quat Saison. More details are found at http://www.manoir.com