Thanks to all the wonderfully fabulous ladies that joined me at my «Afternoon Tea Party».
Those who know me know that I just love, at any chance, to have a party! I brought 6 m of linen from IKEA, as a tablecloth, to reach over the two long tables put together. I made sure that I washed the linen first to give it that crinkled effect.
You can mix and match all the tea cups and tea pots, that just adds to the charm of the evening. I made 3 batches of scones Cheese Scones, Date scones and some fresh strawberry scones they were all delicious! Don’t forget to have a small selection of different English teas.
Oh and by this stage have a glass of champagne to calm the nerves – and then dress the table and then just wait for the guests to arrive. Of course I had to make a Carrot cake as well just for fun.
Don’t worry I have written the Scone recipe half way through the picture book undder. Just scroll down and enjoy!
3 cups flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 to 1 ½ cups milk
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cut butter in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add milk (not necessarily all) mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough. Knead a few times with your fingertips, avoid handling too much. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour. Press scone dough out onto this. Cut into 10–12 even-sized scones. Brush tops with a little milk. Bake at 220 C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
You can add cheese at the end on top of the scones. Or you can, while blending, add some dates and a little cinnamon and sugar. Or what about fresh strawberries right at the end of blending with a spoon full of sugar before baking?
Eat with cream and jam. With the cheese scones I would spread some butter on the warm scones. Enjoy!
Photo credits to the wonderful Gunn Monsen
Have fun and make Your own ‘Afternoon Tea Party’. Highly recommended:-)