Tea with Bea, Bea shares her recipes which pleasingly are decidedly easy to cook at home. This is a book packed full of perfect tin-fillers – lavender shortbread, double chocolate chip cookies; ideas for afternoon tea – scones (the ultimate scone recipe, no less), small cakes and macaroons.
For the posher tea time treat, there is a chapter dedicated to delicious tarts – golden whisky pecan custard pie or classic key lime to whet your appetite a touch. Bea puts her cake success down to a handful of reliable recipes that she can chop and change as she needs and the cake chapter provides a solid platform from which you can embellish your own ideas. Cheesecakes, that ultimate luxury, play a role too.
Tea with Bea published by Ryland, Peters & Small, RRP £16.99
Click here to read Bea’s recipe for vanilla cheesecake with berries