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Monday, 25 October 2010

Afternoon Tea

I've planned an afternoon tea for Wednesday

Selection of Sandwiches

Prawn in Sweet Chili Mayonnaise
Egg Mayonnaise with Cress
Ham and Cream Cheese with Pickle

Home Made Cakes and Pastries

Cinnamon and Lemon Tarts with berries and cream
Yorkshire Parkin
Bakewell Tart

To drink there will be Yorkshire Tea or a glass of wine

So, that's the menu sorted out.  I'll make the Parkin today as it needs to mature a bit.  Then I'll make the Bakewell Tart and the Cinnamon and Lemon Tarts on Wednesday morning so that the pastry is still nice and crisp when we eat it.  The sandwiches are straight forward enough, I'll do those in the afternoon.

I love planning these teas and searching out sandwich filling recipes.  This time the fillings are quite straightforward but if you have a favourite let me know.

When we stopped off in Newbury recently we had tea and cake at a small tea room near Victoria Park.  At first I was a bit dubious about this place as it is in the corner of a car park and there were a few tables and chairs outside that really are in the car park!  However, the tea was delicious, a proper cup of tea, and the cakes were lovely home made ones.  Also, they used proper china, and they had decorated inside and out with vintage teacups, teapots etc.  Altogether a tea room worth a visit. 


nic@nipitinthebud said...

oh to be your neighbour come wednesday. I'm curious about your sweet chilli mayonnaise for prawns.
My mouths watering at the thought of your lovely tea so I'd best get a cloth ready for when you post the photos!

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Afternoon tea at your house sounds divine, Ann! Everything sounds delicious... prawns with sweet chili sauce... heavenly! I hope it goes well and take some pics for us. : )

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious...I've never really had tea...Americans have never raised tea drinking to the level those living in the UK have...over the years I've read lots of UK authors...I've always thought having TEA would be so civilized...and I've always wanted to try a cucumber sandwich...I think I will...have a wonderful tea!!!

Laurie said...

Hi Ann
I will send a new sandwich filling for you by email...cream cheese date and ginger.
hugs Laurie

Laurie said...

Please email me as I don't seem to have your email