Rochelle Adonis ~ how to High Tea

Just when you think you are quite the hostess swanning about in the kitchen drenching your friends' senses with afternoon delights.  Enter Rochelle Adonis, her gorgeous Head Chef and their take on how to High Tea.  Your cooking confidence stands up, smiles nervously and runs out the front door without a backward's glance at the cake fridge. I am not going to give too much away as if you love to entertain, cook or enjoy the sweeter things in life you should get down to one of her classes.  I took my little sister Ness for her birthday and shared the experience with my friend from work and her daughter.

They take you right back to basics and teach you how to do things the right way (the Rochelle way).  It is all about perfecting the simple things.  What makes the perfect cucumber sandwich - really good squishy white bread!  How to make the best cupcake frosting - by adding the sugar syrup with patience and devotion.  The trick to light and airy scones - be gentle, no need to knead.

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I love that you can bring bubbles.  It just gives it that rosy edge.  We nibbled during class and were mesmerised by our plate of other worldly delights at the end washing it down with Seventh Duchess tea.  We walked away with gorgeous recipes, confidence restored and a new found obsession with finger limes.