Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Welsh Tea Time

Recently cleaning out old cookbooks from my collection
I came across a cookbook called Warm and Tasty.
In it was several pages for a Welsh Tea time.

"Welsh immigrants left their land of mountains and deep green
valleys in the early nineteenth century and brought their songs,
language, and religion to the United States, hoping to keep all
things Welsh intact. They lost most of them to Americanism,
but their singing survived. Church and community song fests
 remain the greatest recreation of Welsh descendants in this country.

Hold a Welsh tea on a Sunday afternoon with your singing friends.
Savories, sweets, and strong tea that kept the working man's soul
in harmony make this a gala Welsh tea stove top party, which will
bring out the Welsh in all of us. Serve the fare with handwoven linens
and ironstone cups and plates in a green and white color scheme.
A true Welshman would display the ancient druid red dragon with an
upright knotted tail and fill the air with harp music."
~Warm & Tasty, The Wood Heat Stove Cookbook
by Margaret Byrd Adams

The suggested menu included: Strong Tea, Welsh Cakes (in pictures),
Raisin Bread, Seed Cake, Glamorgan Sausages,
Lemon Curd and Toast, Butter, Cheese, Orange Marmalade,
and Salmon Spread

Tomorrow I will share the recipe for the Welsh Cakes.
Linking to Bernideen at: http://blog.bernideens.com/


Louca por porcelana said...

Your chintz teapot is amazing and the Welsh cakes look so yummy!Hugs!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Very festive! And what a nice little history. Your tea is very pretty and cozy. I love that teapot too!

a rich tapestry said...

I like your suggested menu for a Welsh tea party and the reminder that it will be St. David's Day on the 1st March. Thank you for sharing your delicious-looking Welsh Cakes and pretty china dear Marilyn.

wisps of words said...

"A true Welshman would display the ancient druid red dragon with an
upright knotted tail..."

I am familiar with the Red Dragon, from following Visit Wales Instagram. :-)

Jeanie said...

Your Welsh tea looks wonderful (and I think that's part of my heritage too!) And I"m so glad you shared your recipe in the other post! Love the teapot especially!

Jane said...

Being of Welsh decent, both sides of the family, these little cakes are a favourite treat. Lovely photos

Angela McRae said...

In my dreams, I would be having this lovely Welsh tea with Richard Burton. (I'm sure this shows my age, but I always thought he was one of the greatest stars of his era!)

Margie said...

I've never had Welsh cakes, but would love to try some for tea time.

Zaa said...

Oh ..This does look delightful ..Thanks for the recipe.... Love that chintz Teapot( Gorgeous)but must admit I’m alittle jealous of the daffodils...Boo Hoo ..we still have 5 to 6 feet of snow... but one can dream ( ha Ha)... and your pictures are so lovely....Hugs