A hot cup of tea is a soul-warming beverage that calls us to slow down and recharge with friends on these chilly afternoons. That was the theme of this month’s Delicious Simplicity cooking show.
My friend Sarah stopped by for a traditional afternoon English tea party. We tweaked the menu to be a bit more waist friendly. A traditional afternoon tea party includes: finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and sweets which can be high on saturated fat (unhealthy fats). Our menu included finger sandwiches of cucumber-radish with a touch of real butter as a spread and smoked salmon with whipped cream cheese. The scones were replaced with a whipped cream cheese and ginger topped carrot-cake banana bread. The sweet ending to this little tea party was a mile high lemon chiffon cake with blueberry sauce made with vegetable oil. The unhealthy fats in our menu was minimal.
Sarah showed us how to make and serve a proper cup of English tea from boiling the water to filling the cups including the customary order of adding milk and sugar. It was a delightful experience to share a few hours with a friend and enjoying a traditional English tea party ritual. Perfect setting for slowing down and recharging with friends anytime of the year!
Demo of show coming soon on website!
Good health, great living,