Elizabeth Gaskell’s Moorland Cottage: Ch. 2 Visual Annotation – Tea with Mrs. Buxton

Gaskell Blog © Katherine C.

Mr. Buxton has asked some of your mamma’s old friends to tea, as I am not able to go down. But I think, Dawson, I must have these two little girls to tea with me.

Some of the treats that may have been served at Mrs. Buxton’s tea with the children.

Tarts and Cookies Biscuits

Bread with Lemon Curd

Seed Cake
A popular Victorian cake with nutmeg, and caraway-seeds

Cucumber or other Tea Sandwiches

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Alison says:

    Got to say I find it hard to believe cookies would have been served at Mrs Buxton’s tea as they are a very American thing. LOL
    We in Britain eat biscuits don’t you know. 🙂 LOL

    1. Oops, lol! I’ve corrected it, thank you for pointing that out Alison. 🙂

  2. Phylly3 says:

    This tea looks scrumptious! My grandma used to love lemon curd on toast (for breakfast). But it was called Lemon cheese here in Canada.

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