"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James - Portrait of a Lady
In designing a menu for "afternoon tea" in Victoria, B.C. (the most British of all Canadian cities and some say we are even more British than the British LOL) we keep these three "S's" in mind when looking for recipes:
First a Savoury, then a Sandwich followed by a Sweet.
So let's start with the first S today! What qualifies as a Savoury? Something salty or spicy. Soup. Scones. The whole idea of eating a savoury first is to wake up your taste buds. Include two or three "savoury treats" in your menu plan. Here are five treat suggestions to choose from:
Savoury Cheesecake Bites (similar to quiche)
Cheese Savoury on Crackers
Butternut Squash Curry Soup
Bite size quiches (you can purchase these in the frozen food section at your local grocery store)
Herb Scones with Lemon Curd and Mock Devonshire Cream
I have also included my Apple Cream Cheese Scones recipe (my Christmas morning specialty. which can be included in the "sandwich" category for afternoon tea)
You can download all the recipes in a zip file here.
Tomorrow: Sandwiches ... including those lovely little cucumber ones!