Menu: A Southern Afternoon Tea Party

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Captain Radcliffe's Punch
Captain Radcliffe's Punch

This smooth-drinking white wine- and cognac-based punch is inspired by one described in a poem by the 17th-century English army captain and courtier Alexander Radcliffe. As with many punches, this one tastes the best when chilled by a single large block of ice instead of fast-melting cubes, which water down the punch too quickly.

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  1. Bake the cakes the night before your party so they have time to chill and set. For expert tricks to baking better cakes, see these four tips »

  2. For serving cakes or punch, this reversible cake plate/punch bowl is the perfect multi-tasking vessel.

  3. No need to limit yourself to just two cakes! To serve a larger crowd, or for different flavor options, try any of our favorite layer cake recipes »

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