Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tea Time & Cookbook Review

Since we love tea at Mystery Playground (you can check out our review of Downton Abbey tea here), Kerry Hammond decided to review a tea cookbook, The Afternoon Tea Collection and try out some of the recipes. Here are her results...

We have quite a few places in Denver where you can sit down to a traditional Afternoon Tea, complete with cucumber sandwiches and scones. I decided to try and make my own version and picked up a tiered rack at a tea shop, which conveniently fit plates I already owned. I saw the perfect cookbook in a catalog at Christmas called The Afternoon Tea Collection.

I decided on four recipes for my four tiers, two sandwiches, one scone, and one dessert. Here is what I made:

Marinated Cucumber Sandwiches
Salmon and Herbed Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Date Scones with Whipped Caramel Butter
Lime and Ginger Kisses

Everything tasted great, and I would highly recommend the cookbook. There are tons of different recipes for each aspect of afternoon tea, and they are broken down into categories. You can really mix it up any way you want and come up with enough variations to last a lifetime. Cheers!

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