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I’ve thought long and hard over the last few weeks about the future of Mrs Mitchells, to be honest, I’ve hardly thought about anything else. As lockdown eases you’d think that challenges to small businesses would also be easing, but that has not been the case for me. For many reasons, including rising costs, supplier issues, and peoples understandable desire to visit cafes and restaurants, times are really challenging, and have been for some time. I just can’t carry on the way things are. I’ve considered all the options, but…

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An afternoon with Caroline Trotter Photography

It’s no secret that I love to take photographs, and I don’t think I’m too bad at it. But last month I decided it was time to call in the pro’s. So, I got in touch with Caroline Trotter of Caroline Trotter Photography and asked her if she, and her food stylist husband, would like to take some awesome photographs of my afternoon tea! I was delighted when she said they would, and yesterday I made the trip to her studio in Leven with a boot full of cakes and…

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Handmade Afternoon Tea

A lot of skill and work goes into your afternoon tea. From mixing traybakes, rolling out croissants, checking the gingerbread, tempering chocolate, and frying batches of fajita rolls – there is a lot to do to make such an awesome box of treats. We love baking from scratch. There is something so therapeutic in creating something by hand. A machine doesn’t have any soul, and baking is so personal to me. There’s no joy in adding ingredients to a machine and pressing go. I love baking the traditional way. Its…

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Developing a new recipe for your Afternoon Tea!

Everything we include on your afternoon tea has come from a recipe that I have tweaked and improved at some point. I love getting into the test kitchen and developing recipes, I always have. So many of the recipes I use were perfected years ago. My sticky toffee cake is at least 20 years old, and hasn’t changed in all that time. Same for my cheesecake recipe! Many of my recipes have been created almost from scratch, such as my strawberry milkshake cake, lemon-liscious cake, my gingerbread sandwiches, gooey brownies,…

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