Category Archives: Teatime

We’re expecting the President and Prince Charles next at Leith Hall

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We just had this wonderful article about Leith Hall published in the travel section of the Washington Post. Becky Crystal stayed with us recently – so now we expect ambassadors, noblemen, and foreign princes to beat down our doors. Leith … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Apricot Cake from Leith Hall

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I served this pumpkin apricot cake this past weekend for afternoon tea. The simple syrup makes it very moist and delicious. I like pumpkin and apricots together because they are so similar (orange color and gooey). You could use golden … Continue reading

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BROWNIES FOR ROB

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This recipe is for Rob, who is one of our loyal-est guests – having visited us for well over twenty years now. I serve these brownies at teatime last week and Rob has asked for the recipe. I’m amazed that … Continue reading

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Richest Bestest Almond Pound Cake

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I recently served an almond pound cake at Leith Hall teatime, which is very rich and buttery. One of our guests asked for the recipe, so here it is. It is actually very easy to make and is very impressive … Continue reading

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Maple Pecan Squares

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Maple Pecan Squares This is the second recipe that Lindsay asked for. They are maple syrup flavored cake squares with a handful of crushed pecans in the cake. Of course, you could use any nuts in the cake, or no … Continue reading

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Peach Upside Down Cake for Lindsay

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Peach Upside Down cake for Lindsay Lindsay asked for the recipe for this peach upside down coffee cake which I served at teatime last week. I cut it into four squares by four squares – for sixteen servings. The cake … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey? No, Upton Abbey!

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Downton Abbey come to life! Do you love Downton Abbey? Wish you could live in one of the stately homes of England and hob-nob with the nobs? Come to Cape May for an afternoon tea presented by the Friends of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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I made these chocolate peppermint cookies for tea at Leith Hall last week and Bill from Absecon paid me a great compliment. He said that they were the best chocolate cookies he had ever had, and he doesn’t even like … Continue reading

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LEITH HALL’S LOVEABLE LUXURY POUND CAKE

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LEITH HALL’S LOVEABLE LUXURY POUND CAKE I often serve pound cakes for teatime, though seldom the simple vanilla version. Last week, our neighbor Arielle claimed that the chocolate chunk version didn’t count as the required chocolate dessert for tea. I … Continue reading

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