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The best tea party recipes are those that are really easy to make and enjoy.
I’ve been to lots of tea parties – from ones at home, to fundraisers, to those at the fanciest of tea rooms.
I remember going to my first afternoon tea. It was at a lovely little restaurant that was in an old Victorian house. We sat outside on the wrap around porch, little bouquets of flowers were on the tables, and enjoyed our “afternoon tea”.
That is one of the ways I like to think of an afternoon tea …with a charming setting, interesting conversation and food that is a treat.
One of my favorite things to eat is little cucumber sandwiches. At my tea parties, I serve them on small triangles of white bread, a slice of cucumber and a spread of cream cheese.
Other options for dainty little sandwiches include pimento cheese (I love Price’s brand) and chicken salad.
A staple at many tea parties is the scone.
Scones are a heavy type of biscuit bread, and I just love them. I only eat them with afternoon tea, so that makes them special.
Sometimes you can find scone mixes at stores that carry food imports from the British Isles.
You can also make scones yourself with this tea party recipe for scones:
Scones with Currants for 8
2 cups of all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup of currants
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
A little milk
A little extra sugar
Scones can be enjoyed as is, or try serving with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
You can also enjoy some fresh fruit, pastries, chocolates…
…and your favorite teas.
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