Category: Recipe Archives

Share a special time with grandchildren as you bake together, or surprise a friend who needs a precious moment with you. In this busy world, we all need a little nourishment for the soul, and what better way than to share a special teatime with someone?

Over the years, The St. James Tearoom has delighted guests with culinary gems to suit every menu and theme served each month. Now, you can delight your own guests with teatime delicacies “From the St. James Recipe Archives.” Sign up to receive our newsletter to learn each time a new teatime recipe is posted!

Narnian Baked Apples

If you’re a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia, you’ve probably noticed that C.S. Lewis describes food quite often. Though the most well-known book in the series is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the other six books in the series also describe numerous meals in the land of Narnia. This baked apple recipe […]

Rock Cakes

Throughout the Harry Potter book series, Hagrid serves his favorite students numerous homemade “treats,” including a traditional British drop scone commonly called a rock cake (for its rocky shape). For these Wizarding World-inspired scones, we imagine Hagrid making them with whatever he has on hand, so you can play with the additions to make them […]

St. James Sherry Syllabub

In the 18th century, syllabubs were a common feature of the dessert course, often served alongside puddings and jellies. Syllabubs evolved throughout the century from a sweetened wine-based drink into a more solid whipped dessert, similar to mousse, and then were eventually replaced by ice cream as a cold refreshing treat to end a meal. […]

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cups

Celebrate the 4th with a little teatime flair! Fun and elegant, creamy and delicious, these festive little cups make for an easy Independence Day dessert sure to please the eye and the taste buds. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cups Makes about 10 servings. Ingredients: Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 1 ⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 […]

Neverland Star Cookies

These delightful shortbread cookies were inspired by the directions to Neverland — two star cookies stacked with a clear, golden, candy center. We recommend enjoying these cookies with either our house-blended English Breakfast tea or the malty black tea Sir Philip Sidney. Neverland Star Cookies Makes about 20 cookies. Ingredients: 8 oz. butter at room […]

Strawberry Mousse

Just in time for strawberry season, we bring you this strawberry mousse recipe that couldn’t be easier. In just 10-15 minutes you can have this light, refreshing dessert ready for your next summer tea party. We think it pairs quite well with our popular Lemon Soufflé tea, especially if you ice the tea! This recipe […]

Berry Champagne Gelées

Combining real Champagne, fresh berries, and sweet white grape juice, our Berry Champagne Gelées are a refreshing accompaniment to any celebration, particularly in the warmer months of the year. They make for a sophisticated and light dessert following any meal, sure to add a splash of color to your menu. And if you want an […]

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

“…I don’t really know if I’m doing right–it may make you more addlepated than ever–but you can ask Diana to come over and spend the afternoon with you and have tea here.” “Oh, Marilla!” Anne clasped her hands. “How perfectly lovely! You are able to imagine things after all or else you’d never have understood how I’ve […]

Irish Tea Bread

Irish Tea Bread, also known as Tea Brack, is somewhere between a quick bread and a fruit cake. With brown sugar, whole wheat flour, and tea-soaked dried fruit, it is delightfully dense and sweet and is best spread with salted butter and served with a strong cup of tea. Enjoy our take on this Irish […]