Cotton Tea Towel with Afternoon Tea Design
Afternoon Tea design on white cotton tea towel created by British homeware designer Lottie Murphy. Tried and tested in the cookery school kitchen, and adored by our guests. We LOVE these tea towels as they remind us of baking treats beside the AGA in the farmhouse kitchen. Durable, hard-wearing and perfect to hand beside the stove or sink.
In stock (can be backordered)
Afternoon Tea design white cotton tea towel. Illustrated by British textile and homeware designer Lottie Murphy and made in England. Tried and tested in the cookery school kitchen, and loved by our guests. The tea towels are proven to be durable and hard-wearing with gorgeous designs that will bring a smile to everyday life.
These are the ideal cloth for everyday tasks in the kitchen but, almost too pretty to be relegated for doing the 'dishes'. The eye catching, hand drawn design makes the tea towels perfect for covering the tea tray or picnic. We also use ours to wrap the Soda Bread after baking. This helps to soften the crust.
Easy to machine wash at 40 C with no fading or distortion of the illustration. The design includes a selection of green, pink, purple and cream Macarons. A perfect housewarming gift for anyone who LOVES baking or sweet treats.
We love these tea towels because:
- Created and made in England
- Perfect for everyday tasks
- 100% cotton
- Hard wearing and durable.
- Design does not fade
We use ours for:
We love these British designed cotton tea towels because they look great as well as being durable:
- Suitable to use for everyday tasks but pretty enough to use as a tray cloth or to cover food on the table.
- Make great gifts for everyone who LOVES to spend time in the kitchen.
- To create an impact, use them to wrap presents for a more sustainable alternative to single use paper.
We are really proud to stock sustainable linens by Lottie Murphy. All tried and tested in our busy cookery school kitchen .
- Easily washable in a machine @ 40 C
- Illustrated and made in England
For the fun loving cook this practical kitchen essential will brighten even the dullest of everyday tasks. Designed by Lottie Murphy a high quality 100% cotton tea towel that is illustrated with tempting pink, purple, green and cream Macarons – we think that they look good enough to eat!
An ideal gift for every home baker or lover of patisserie and sweet treats.
We hope you love the range as much as we do!
Kitchen hacks & tips
Make the most of your 100% cotton tea towel with our Soda Bread recipe:
For one large loaf that makes four greedy portions or six if you are being frugal, you will need
225 g light spelt flour
225 g plain white spelt flour
Or use the same quantity of wholemeal flour and plain flour
1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon golden caster sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
50 g unsalted butter
275 ml buttermilk ( or 200 ml natural yoghurt and 75 ml milk )
To bake in the AGA – slide the grid shelf on the floor of the roasting oven and check the plain, cold shelf is ready for use. Slide this over the loaf when you begin baking.
Preheat conventional ovens to 190 C or Gas Mark 5
Sift all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, rub in the butter until it looks a little like breadcrumbs.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk or yoghurt and milk. Mix together to form a sticky dough using a spatula.
Turn out on a floured surface and knead gently using a little extra wholemeal or spelt flour and shape into a round.
Transfer to a non stick baking sheet and cut into the shaped loaf to score either four quarters or six portions.
Rest the dough for five minutes and then bake for 30 – 40 minutes until it is golden brown and the underneath sounds hollow when tapped.
If baking in the AGA you may need to remove the plain, cold shelf for the last ten minutes of cooking.
After baking, remove the loaf from the tray and wrap it in a clean tea towel to trap the steam whilst it cools.
This loaf is usually best the day it is made but it also makes great AGA toast if you slice it thickly and brown the bread on the floor of the AGA roasting oven.
Add a handful of sultanas or your favourite dried fruit to the dough before mixing to make a fruit bread to serve with a pot of tea.
Add 50 g (2 oz) grated hard cheese and a few snipped chives to serve alongside a bowl of vegetable soup.
To keep your tea towels looking their best:
100% cotton machine washable at 40 degrees
Do not tumble dry
Width 46 cm
Length 71 cm
Includes a useful hanging loop in the centre of the shortest end
100% cotton and with an illustration by Lottie Murphy