Afternoon Tea- THE FOOD!

Posted May 6th, 2011 in Posts, Serving with Style

Why else would one visit a food blog afterall!  As promised this post is all about the food for afternoon tea. Our menu was evenly divided among savory and sweet bites and hot/cold bites.  Of course there is a heavy Oregon Fruit presence in this menu but I think we struck a good balance. Kaitlin and I divided up the recipes. We stayed on our own side of the kitchen and made all 12 of these recipes in about 6 hours. We made enough so that everyone could try everything but many guests shared items because even 12 small bites is alot at one sitting. Since several of my friends are Weight Watchers we included several WW friendly items as well so one “could” stay on track if one “chose” to.  As our fearless leader Teresa says: “I might have accidentally strayed away from the WW friendly section for a slice of that layer cake” (I might be paraphrasing…or projecting…).  Several of these recipes were adapted from blogs  love. I will be crediting where appropriate in the recipes.  Mario, with some help from Allison, took these beautiful photos!

Afternoon Tea- The Menu

Savory Bites

Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches* Great leftovers for lunch during the week.

Cucumber Slices with Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese* We make these for guilt free appetizers often.

Bacon, Leek Tart This was not only delicious but beautiful!

Black Pepper Cheddar Cheese Scones Try these with some of the leftover raspberry filling!

Weight Watcher Broccoli Omelets*  Thanks to my sister Penny, this is a great recipe for breakfast on the go.

Grilled Asparagus with Prociutto There was nearly a very genteel brawl over these.

Sweet Treats

Triple Lemon Blueberry Cake A stunning centerpiece. Lots of work but worth it!

Mini Cherry Cheesecake* These were a hit even among the non-Weightwatchers.

Blackberry Financiers French Muffins with browned butter-OMG!

Raspberry Nutella Toast The combination of the rich bread, hazelnut and raspberry is amazing!

Chocolate Cherry Fillo Bites* These fillo shells are a great go-to product.

Blueberry Brulee’ Using the torch makes this even more worth it!!

Farmers Market Fresh Strawberries with brown sugar, Greek Yogurt and chocolate for dipping

Beverages

Assorted Teas: Mix of Black, Green and Herbal with

Honey, Sugar, Cream, Lemon, Truvia

Blueberry Sparkle Punch

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One Comment

  1. Fun menu! I will definitely keep for a grandkids special party. Little girls in ruffles!! Fun idea!

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