Afternoon tea, the cream tea or high tea has an incredibly grand history and an impeccable pedigree. Indeed the Duchess of Bedford is believed to have created with what we now think of as high tea
Making traditional shortbread uses only three ingredients flour, butter, and sugar. The proportions are a 3:2:1 ratio. Above all, the type and quality of butter you use is very important as above all the butter gives the shortbread flavour.
Nothing says comfort food to me like a creamy, baked rice pudding. Made with full-fat Jersey milk and cream with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.
You make houmous by blending chickpeas with tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, maybe some ground cumin, and definitely garlic. If you have been to North Africa, the Levant or the Middle East you will probably eaten houmous.