Many people have asked for the recipes used at our tea parties – so I thought I would post them here – Enjoy!
Also a great reference book about having Christmas Tea is called – The Twelve Teas of Christmas by Emily Barnes
Almond Chicken Tea Sandwiches
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds, blanched
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt & pepper
mini white or sourdough bread (2×2 inch)
Mix chicken, almonds and mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste. Butter bread & put a spoon of mixture in between slices.
3 oz of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon catsup
1 teaspoon mustard
1 cup finely chopped shrimp, cooked and cleaned
1/3 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
10 mini crescent rolls
Blend cheese with mayonnaise, mix in catsup and mustard. Stir in shrimp, celery and onions. Use as filling in sliced crescent rolls
Cucumber Cream Cheese Slices
Slices cucumbers 1/4 inch thick. Spread softened cream cheese on top. Lightly sprinkle with salt & pepper
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Combine all ingredients. Put filling in between slices of white bread. Cut off crusts and cut sandwich into triangles
Blueberry Scones (from Granny Borden – recipe sent to us for our very first tea party)
Preheat oven to 400 F. In large bow with pastry blender, cut butter (let it sit out for awhile so it is softer) into flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs. Add sugar, baking powder and blueberries. Mix well
Gradually add milk, tossing gently with a fork, until soft dough forms. Turn out on floured surface, knead gently to form soft dough
Roll out dough 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut out scones with biscuit cutter & arrange on cookie sheet 2 inches apart(or if you have a scone pan – you can skip this step & just press dough into scone pan. Gloria Grupe gave us some as a gift several years ago – what a blessing!) Brush top with milk.
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes until golden. Remove from pan. Cool on rack.
Serve with lemon curd & clotted cream! Delicious
Preheat oven to 400F. Blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter. Mix milk, egg and vanilla in another bowl. Add flour mixture, and stir until just moist.
Shape dough into 8 inch round loaf and cut into 8 wedges and separate slightly (or use scone pan) Bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 8 scones.
PS -We always make PB & J sndwiches for the little girlies (as some of these fancier ones are lost on them!) Just cut them in triangle slices without the crust and voila! – fancy tea sandwiches for them