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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea At Home

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea At Home

Posted by Jennifer | March 19, 2020

Celebrate Mother’s Day at home and make your Mum smile and feel extra special, by making your own afternoon tea surprise. For your homemade afternoon tea, the most important thing of all -the tea! English breakfast tea or earl grey tea serve in a beautiful bone china teapot and cups & saucers. A selection of dainty sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and clotted cream.You will need  for setting the table a white tablecloth, napkins, a cake stand, side plates, bone china teapot, cups & saucers, milk jug & sugar bowl, teaspoons knives and forks. Here are a selection of delicious  homemade tea sandwiches egg & watercress, cucumber dill & soft cream cheese,  chicken & mayonnaise and smoked salmon.

Instructions

Egg & watercress sandwiches

In a bowl, add hard boiled eggs mash with a fork then add butter, mayonnaise, paprika and chopped watercress, mix and combine together. Spread the mixture onto buttered soft white sliced bread, cut off the crusts and cut into rectangles. 

Cucumber Dill & Soft Cream Cheese Sandwiches

In a bowl add the soft cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon zest a pinch of salt, mix and combine together. Spread the soft cream cheese mixture onto slices of soft white bread. Add a layer of paper thin slices of cucumber, cut off the crusts and cut into rectangles.

Chicken & Mayonnaise Sandwiches

Cooked chicken breasts roughly cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces, mix in the mayonnaise and dijon mustard combine together. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Butter sliced soft white bread, add the chicken and mayonnaisemixture and a layer of watercress, cut off the crusts and cut into rectangles.

Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

In a bowl add soft cream cheese, chopped dill, lemon zest and a pinch of salt and combine together. Spread the soft cream cheese mixture onto wholemeal sliced bread. Add layers of paper thin cucumber, then salmon. Cut off the crusts and cut into rectangles.

Scone Recipe 

Makes 10 small scones

225g self raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

25g caster sugar

55g butter, softened

150ml milk, plus alittle to glaze

Icing sugar to dust

Clotted cream

Strawberry jam

Method

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and pre heat the oven 200C.

2. Put the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl, add the butter and rub withfingertips until you have a fine breadcrumb texture. Add themilk and stirr until a soft dough forms.

3. On a floured surface, roll the dough gently to about 2 cm thick and use a 5cm fluted cutter, cut as many scones as possible placing them on parchment. Brush the tops with milk and then bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack, dust with icing sugar and serve with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Enjoy !

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY X

 

 

 

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