For those that know me, I am a Royal Albert addict. I own the set of “Old Country Roses” and it is my favourite collection. I collect teacups and saucers, and am a “high tea” lover!!
If you go to my soup recipe, in Winter Warmer, there are a few recipes you can find on the Tea Time website. I am definitely trying the SCONES!!!! and want to take photos of while doing it, and will probably set up a little high tea, and share with you what I do. I am excited!!! But I need to start somewhere!!! I can’t bring out the china because it is all in storage in Melbourne, and I will probably be moving again some time soon!
I am loving the Miranda Kerr Collection, it is pretty and feminine, and I adore the teapot!
Just like the Royal Albert website says!! Tea tastes better when served from a fine bone china teapot. The teapot is ONLY $99.95.
I can’t wait for the day I attend a “British Tea Party”. They are so fine, and up there! hehe
Go to Tea Fit for a Queen for a look at a trio of pretty tea sandwiches, and what recipes they are using for the celebration of the Queen. I absolutely love this article, and love the look of Coronation Chicken Sandwiches, and am going to try the recipe some time soon. I can’t wait to try the Royal Wedding Tea!!!! oooooo!!! It is found on the Capital Teas website.
Here is a recipe for Coronation Chicken Sandwiches if you can’t get onto the Tea Time Website.
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 6 tablespoons Major Grey’s chutney*
- ¼ cup tomato puree
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 3 cups finely chopped roast chicken
- ½ cup chopped toasted slivered almonds
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (green tops only)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons dried currants
- 12 slices potato bread
- In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chutney, tomato puree, water, vinegar, curry powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and bay leaf, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick (like ketchup), 8 to 10 minutes. Pour sauce into a large bowl, and let cool completely.
- Remove bay leaf from sauce, and discard. Add mayonnaise to cooled sauce, stirring to combine. Add chicken, almonds, apricots, green onion, parsley, and currants, stirring to blend.
- Spread a thick layer of chicken salad onto a bread slice. Top with another bread slice. Repeat with remaining chicken salad and bread slices.
- Using a serrated bread knife, trim crusts from sandwiches, creating squares. (Discard crusts.) Cut sandwiches diagonally into quarters, creating 4 triangles.
Here is the Lady Carlisle set. It is a favourite and I absolutely love it. It reminds me of my Mum. I think it is her favourite. In our Melbourne house we had a dining room filled with china, and it was my favourite room of the house. It was very pretty, and I can’t wait for the day I settle in my own home, and decorate my own house with china and such! There is a Lady Carlisle tea set sale on the Royal Albert website.
One of my favourite TV Shows is Antiques Roadshow, and I have a LOVE for old antiquities, and anything that is ancient. The history and the era…. I just love it. Well, the 19th century days. I love hearing about antiques on the show and learning all about them!
Anyways, it is nice to share a recipe, and my love for Royal Albert!!! Lucky I am NOT living in a major city because I would be found buying collection after collection in the department stores!!!
What is your favourite Royal Albert set?
Do you like collecting china or antiques?