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Afternoon Tea at the Capital Hotel

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Take time to embrace the holiday season. A perfect break from the hustle & bustle, the Capital Hotel renews a beloved tradition that spans the decades – afternoon tea.

Every Monday through Friday now through December 23, the hotel hosts afternoon tea with a traditional display of petit fours, pastries, tea sandwiches and of course, delicious scones (see recipe below).

It’s part of the Christmas Celebration at the Capital Hotel – including a dazzling 27-foot tree with more than 10,000 twinkling lights illuminating the lobby and a life-size gingerbread house.

With traditions that inspire, join the fun and toast the season with a spot of tea!

Space is limited and reservations are necessary – call 501-370-7068.

Prices: $35 per person / $49 including Champagne (includes tax and gratuity)



Recipe by Matthew Dunn:

•         255 grams (g) A.P Flour
•         4 tsp baking powder
•         ¾ tsp salt
•         71 g granulated sugar
•         85 g unsalted butter
•         179 g heavy cream
•         1 egg

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the A.P flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until a crumb is formed.

In a separate bowl combine the heavy cream and beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Turn dough out onto a floured surface.

Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds.

Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.

Note: Add dried fruit for sweet scones. For cheese scones, leave out all of the sugar but 14g and add 85g of shredded cheese.

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