Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We Go To The City for Afternoon Tea

The "we" is friend Priscilla and I
She took care of Doogie and Daisy
(or as they said, kept them from starving after we had abandoned them)
while we went north to celebrate the Grands birthday.

So "they" (Doogie and Daisy) treated her to afternoon tea


Authentic Afternoon Tea
Real authentic English Afternoon Tea!

A painting in the rest room of the bakery!

At the Clock Tower Bakery in Downtown Overland Park

You do have to make arrangements ahead of time . . . it's not a drop in for tea place
(at least not for Afternoon Tea -- you can stop by any morning or afternoon for a pastry and a pot of tea)


They were ready for us --
tablecloths and napkins and china cups and saucers


The menu


And a sheet entitled 
"Afternoon Tea Etiquette)


A pot of tea
(Priscilla selected a green jasmine tea from Twinnings which was very good)
And a two tiered curate
loaded with tea goodies


Sandwiches and savories
(cucumber -- classic cucumber without American frills; chicken salad, sausage rolls, a crostini with Wenslydale cheese topped with jam, and my personal favorite is the roasted vegetable roll (roasted vegetables mixed with something and then spread on a flattened slice of crustless bread and rolled up))
(I wonder if Teresa will share the recipe with me?)

 Scones and Sweets
(real English scones (notice the round shape-- British scones are never triangles), lemon bar, a cream puff, jammy dodgers, lime macarons and Battenburg cake)


The round scones served with real clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam

And my personal favorite out of the whole tea tray . . . 


The Battenburg Cake
Oh, my was it delicious!


And it is obvious, a good time was had by all!

Teresa, the owner, hails from England.    We had a nice chat about American tea versus English tea
and how much I appreciated her Authentic Afternoon Tea.
In fact, I felt that if the street outside the window were narrower that I would really feel as if I truly was in England!

If you like Afternoon Tea, The Clock Tower Bakery is the perfect place!
Everything (but the cream) is made in house and is absolutely delicious --
best lemon bars that I've ever eaten -- and the Battenburg, oh, my!
I can't wait to go back!

6 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

It looks absolutely wonderful!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Heaven! And if Teresa shares this recipe with you, I hope you will share it with us!

From the Kitchen said...

This afternoon tea is a sight to be hold. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite. However, I love the fact that English tea(s) are explained in this charming tea shop.

Best,
Bonnie

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful place and I love your feature. Somewhere - over the rainbow....dreams come true - hope to get here sometime! A little further for me and now we are down to one car! I don't mind the one car except in times like this!

Rosemary said...

What a lovely afternoon adventure! The tiered tea tray looks beautiful and delicious, the atmosphere lovely, and the memories made that day, unforgettable, I'm sure!

Connie said...

Love that Teresa is a stickler for educating the masses in afternoon tea vs. high tea. The printed menu and etiquette sheet are new since I was there earlier in the summer. I love that roasted vegetable roll also...the server once described it as containing Boursin cheese. Might be fun to try and duplicate. Loved your pictures too. Oh, how I miss home!