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
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.