afternoon tea..

'There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea'  Henry James A Portrait of a Lady.

I couldn't agree more.
The last few strawberries from the allotment, a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea is more or less my idea of heaven!

Here is a cake perfect for an afternoon tea time treat.
Mary Berry's Crunchy Top Lemon Cake from Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book.

A soft, fluffy cake with a pleasing hint of lemon and a crunchy top to add texture.

(I know there is a lot of sugar in this cake and sugar is one thing we all seem to be trying to reduce. But it is a tea time treat after all so I reckon it's allowed!)

Happy weekend one and all.



  1. Looks wonderful, I have just made a lemon drizzle cake.

    1. Thank you. Great minds think alike!

  2. Mmmm ... One of my favourite cakes! Perfect for afternoon tea, as you say.

  3. Ooh, lovely. Sometimes it's good to ditch all the buttercream and chocolate. A perfect summery teatime treat, I'd say.


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