Afternoon Tea
First Broadcast: 1AM Thu 22 May 2014

Heston gives the classic British afternoon tea a few very special twists, conjuring something the Mad Hatter himself would be proud of.

Heston does his own take on the Victoria sandwich cake. Inspired by a visit to Wedgwood fine china manufacturers, he makes an edible cake stand out of sponge and adds some 'sandwich' cakes that look like smoked salmon and cream cheese, but are in fact sweet cakes made from Earl Grey sponge and blood orange pâté de fruit.

For tea, Heston brews a Darjeeling and hedgerow infusion and cucumber sandwich tea leaves.

There's also a sandwich casino inside a beautiful country house in Staffordshire, where the guests are able to eat the playing cards, casino chips and even the gambling table.

And there's one last surprise, with a chocolate teapot that pours Earl Grey chocolate tea.

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    1. Heston's Great British Food Afternoon Tea Thu 22 May 2014

      Heston gives the classic British afternoon tea a few very special twists, conjuring something the Mad Hatter himself…

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      1. Afternoon Tea This video is a intro Afternoon Tea Video duration: 1:35 minutes

        Heston revisits a 'traditional' afternoon tea
    2. Chocolate Thu 15 May 2014

      Heston cooks a feast of British chocolate, aiming to bring all of the nation's rich history of chocolate making…

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      1. Oxcholate This video is a intro Oxcholate Video duration: 1:58 minutes

        Beef flavoured chocolate! Yum.
      2. Chocolate Box Classic This video is a clip Chocolate Box Classic Video duration: 1:30 minutes

        Heston recreates a classic chocolate
    3. Heston's Great British Food Curry Thu 8 May 2014

      Heston does his own take on chicken tikka masala, with whole poussins injected with tikka marinade and stuffed with…

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    4. Heston's Great British Food Pies Thu 1 May 2014

      Heston salutes the great British pie as he looks to find inspiration for a three-course pie banquet.

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      1. Bride Pye This video is a intro Bride Pye Video duration: 2:09 minutes

        Heston recreates a 17th century pie with some surprising ingredients
      2. Baked in a Pie This video is a clip Baked in a Pie Video duration: 1:39 minutes

        Food writer Andrew Webb uncovers an unusual pie ingredient
    5. Heston's Great British Food Puddings Mon 23 Dec 2013

      Heston takes on the classic British pudding, making one that looks like a hot dog, another involving a cow's udder, a…

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      1. Taste Test This video is a intro Taste Test Video duration: 1:19 minutes

        Heston tries out some odd flavour combinations to see what works
      2. Antique Pudding This video is a clip Antique Pudding Video duration: 1:56 minutes

        Heston creates a pudding from a 17th century recipe
    6. Heston's Great British Food Roast Beef Dinner Tue 17 Dec 2013

      Heston discovers the origins of the great British roast, before serving up a spectacular roast beef dinner to the…

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      1. S1-Ep2: Medieval Roast This video is a intro S1-Ep2: Medieval Roast Video duration: 1:19 minutes

        Heston goes back in time with the traditional English roast
      2. Yorkshire Disaster This video is a clip Yorkshire Disaster Video duration: 1:25 minutes

        A classic uncooked mess
    7. Fish and Chips Tue 10 Dec 2013

      Heston sets out to create a magical fish and chip supper. Inspired by Henry VIII's ingenious chefs, he makes fake fish…

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      1. Magical Fish Appetiser This video is a intro Magical Fish Appetiser Video duration: 1:33 minutes

        Heston creates the perfect starter, influenced by a British classic
      2. Eye-Catching This video is a clip Eye-Catching Video duration: 1:16 minutes

        A look into Queen Victoria's favourite dish
    1. Afternoon Tea This video is a intro Afternoon Tea Video duration: 1:35 minutes

      Heston revisits a 'traditional' afternoon tea Watch Heston's Great British Food Afternoon Tea
    2. Oxcholate This video is a intro Oxcholate Video duration: 1:58 minutes

      Beef flavoured chocolate! Yum. Watch Heston's Great British Food Chocolate
    3. Chocolate Box Classic This video is a clip Chocolate Box Classic Video duration: 1:30 minutes

      Heston recreates a classic chocolate Watch Heston's Great British Food Chocolate
    4. Bride Pye This video is a intro Bride Pye Video duration: 2:09 minutes

      Heston recreates a 17th century pie with some surprising ingredients Watch Heston's Great British Food Pies
    5. Baked in a Pie This video is a clip Baked in a Pie Video duration: 1:39 minutes

      Food writer Andrew Webb uncovers an unusual pie ingredient Watch Heston's Great British Food Pies
    6. Taste Test This video is a intro Taste Test Video duration: 1:19 minutes

      Heston tries out some odd flavour combinations to see what works Watch Heston's Great British Food Puddings
    7. Antique Pudding This video is a clip Antique Pudding Video duration: 1:56 minutes

      Heston creates a pudding from a 17th century recipe Watch Heston's Great British Food Puddings
    8. Yorkshire Disaster This video is a clip Yorkshire Disaster Video duration: 1:25 minutes

      A classic uncooked mess Watch Heston's Great British Food Roast Beef Dinner
    9. S1-Ep2: Medieval Roast This video is a intro S1-Ep2: Medieval Roast Video duration: 1:19 minutes

      Heston goes back in time with the traditional English roast Watch Heston's Great British Food Roast Beef Dinner
    10. Magical Fish Appetiser This video is a intro Magical Fish Appetiser Video duration: 1:33 minutes

      Heston creates the perfect starter, influenced by a British classic Watch Heston's Great British Food Fish and Chips
    11. Eye-Catching This video is a clip Eye-Catching Video duration: 1:16 minutes

      A look into Queen Victoria's favourite dish Watch Heston's Great British Food Fish and Chips

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Heston Blumenthal reveals the secret history of some iconic British dishes and then transforms them, as only Heston can