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Jane Austen Tea Party

In honor of the benchmark anniversary of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, let’s celebrate with a Jane Austen Tea Party! She may have been British, but the American way to celebrate anything is with food and drinks.

Jane Austen Tea Party

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Pages & Pairings is a new Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that matches up our favorite book and stories with tasty food and drinks. Reading should be a full sensory experience!

In these posts I’ll include links to the recipes so you can make these tasty treats yourself.

Eat, read and be merry!


Devon Cream Tea Strawberry Jam

jane austen tea party devon cream tea strawberry jam

Any respectable lady in Jane Austen’s time would DEF have had some strawberry jam with their scone. Scones are serious business. I mean, no one wants Lady Catherine to be looking down her nose at you while you get scone crumbs all over her rich furnishings.

Phew, the pressure.

This awesome jam from Food.com would be perfect with any sugary treat, especially while someone reads aloud the super gushy parts of Pride and Prejudice.


Garden Party Cucumber Sandwiches

jane austen tea party cucumber sandwiches

Dainty cucumber sandwiches are the absolute basics for a tea party. They’re small, dainty and few calories. All essential to refined ladies wanting to turn Mr. Darcy’s head.

This recipe from Food.com is simple and quick – two cooking tenets I try to hold true.

Even Ms. Bingley couldn’t disapprove. Well, she definitely could cuz she’s a b…but, in theory, she wouldn’t. :)


Eat, read and be merry – Jane Austen Tea Party style!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://www.mithrilwisdom.com/ Jamie Gibbs

    Nothing beats a jam and cream scone :) Don’t forget to pair it to a good cup of tea too!

    Jamie

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Absolutely! How could I forget tea?!

  • Natalie

    I love the idea of resurrecting Jane Austen’s memory with food. Have you seen the most Lost in Austen? It’s like Jane Austen in the 20th century. Legit.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      I have seen Lost in Austen! It cracked me up. lol Give me any book, and I can make food for it. My gift and my weakness. 😉

  • http://twitter.com/heylisarenee Lisa!

    Oh my stars – cucumber sandwiches are like THE BEST. So darn good.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      AGREED! Are you having any food cravings yet?!