No doilies re­quired

A GREAT BRI­TISH TRA­DI­TION GETS A MOD­ERN REIMAG­IN­ING. RE­SULT — AN AF­TER­NOON TEA TO LINGER OVER WITH GIRL­FRIENDS

The Simple Things - - LIVING | GATHERING - Pho­tog­ra­phy & styling: ROSIE BAR­NETT Recipes: RACHEL DE THAMPLE

Af­ter­noon tea is brazenly friv­o­lous. Not only does it fla­grantly flout tra­di­tional meal times, but also its in­gre­di­ents read like a roll-call of treats: fizz, fin­ger sand­wiches, el­e­gant tarts and cream-laden cakes. Mod­ern treats, too. This menu of car­damom cake, spiced crab sand­wiches and cho­co­late-pimped scones is mor­eish, mem­o­rable and any­thing but chintzy.

Straw­ber­ries and cream but not as you know it: a car­damom-spiced cake topped with rose cream lift this clas­sic duo out of the or­di­nary

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