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Tue September 26, 2023
"The most trying hours in life are between four o'clock and the evening meal. A cup of tea at this time adds a lot of comfort and happiness." Quote: Royal S. Copeland
A meal dedicated to indulgence
After a long day on the slopes there are few things that are more decadent than settling down after you’ve changed out of your ski clothes, had a hot shower and put your feet up in front of a log fire to a meal dedicated to indulgence. That is Afternoon Tea. It's one of the most favourite aspects of the British classic, and much loved. catered chalet holiday. Your dedicated chalet host prepares for you freshly-baked baguettes, a lip-smacking sweet treat, and, of course, a good cup of tea.
Or dancing in your ski boots?
The dilemma, do you head straight back to the chalet to tuck into the feast that awaits you... or do you head to one of the many après ski bars?
Enjoying an après ski drink (whatever your tipple; beer, cocktail, champagne) is, after all, an essential part of the overall holiday experience. An opportunity to unwind, share stories about your day and make lasting memories.
If a post-ski drink gets your vote, don't worry, we can always save the cake and you can take it out for elevense's the following day!
For those of you favouring cake...
Why not try creating your own piece of happiness at home with our apple and cinnamon cake recipe. This is guaranteed to evoke memories of a fun-filled skiing holiday or make you reach for your phone and book onto a snowy break.
Preparation time - 5 minutes
Cooking time - 45 minutes
1 tsp cinnamon
200g raising flour
pinch of salt
280g brown sugar + extra for sprinkling
1. Peel, core and chop up 1 ½ apples, leaving ½ with the skin on and then slicing it to decorate the top of the cake.
2. Sift flour, cinnamon and salt into a bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, raisins, eggs, melted butter, milk and apples.Mix until smooth and pour into a lined cake tin.
3. Decorate with sliced apples and sprinkle with sugar.
4. Cook for 45 minutes in a moderate oven (180ºC).
Sweet treats on the menu this winter
If you have given this scrumptious cake the thumbs up, you're going to love what's on the menu this winter.
Waiting for you on your return from the slopes you can expect delights such as Blueberry & White Chocolate Muffins, Espresso Traybake, Date Slice and Carrot Cake.
And if you still have room after canapes, starter and main course, you can enjoy another sweet treat that is dessert. On the menu this winter; Lemon curd Cheesecake; Chocolate, espresso & cardamom mousse cake and Croissant & marmalade pudding.