Tea with Bea
Tea with Bea
By Bea Vo
Ryland Peters & Small, Hardcover, 9781849751438, 144pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2011
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Every day the layer cakes, meringues, and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes. Cookies & bars are made to enjoy with a cup of tea. Be it lavender shortbread or double chocolate chip cookies, there's something here to fill the cookie jars. Imagine afternoon tea and what spring to mind are traditional English Scones & Small Cakes. Bea provides the ultimate scone recipe and other sweet fingerfood, such as French macarons. When teatime calls for something special, turn to the Tarts chapter. With recipes for two types of dough, and golden whisky pecan custard pie and key lime pie, you won't be stuck for ideas. Bea's key to cake success is a handful of failsafe recipes that she can always rely on. The Cake chapter is devoted to staple recipes which can be embellished or layered to create the dazzling ideas in the Special Cakes chapter. And when only a Cheesecake will do, you'll find plenty of choice here--from the simple to the sublime.
About the Author
Bea Vo is a chef and owner of Bea's of Bloomsbury. Born in the Washington D.C. area, she was apprenticed to a French patisserie, trained at Le Cordon Bleu and did stints at Asia de Cuba and Nobu before opening Bea's of Bloomsbury in 2008, with branches in Bloomsbury, One New Change in the City and King's Road, Chelsea.