Tea Recipes

These are the recipes that I thought worked well for my tea…

 

Mock Devonshire Cream from If Teacups Could Talk by Emilie Barnes ~

1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream

In a chilled bowl, beat cream until medium-stiff peaks form, adding sugar during the last few minutes of beating. Fold in sour cream and blend. Makes 1-1/2 cups.

Cynthia’s Chicken Salad (from Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader)

4 cups diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Combine the chicken, pecans, green onions, and celery in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir into the chicken mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cucumber-Basil Tea Sandwiches (from Victoria ~ The Pleasures of Tea ~ Hearst Books)
1 – 8 oz. package softened cream cheese
2 Tablespoons half and half
2 Tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1 unsliced loaf or 12 slices rye or wholewheat bread
1 English (seedless) cucumber, cut into thin slices
24 fresh basil leaves

In a medium-size bowl, beat together the cream cheese and half and half until it is the consistency of soft butter. Stir in the chives.

Spread the cream cheese mixture on the bread and top with several slices of cucumber and a basil leaf. Serve the sandwiches immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes: 24 Sandwiches

 

Enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “Tea Recipes

  1. The first time I saw our post on these, I thought they looked delicate and tasty. I may have to try them at one of my daughter’s up-coming baby showers! thx for posting…

  2. Oh my goodness.. those cucumber basil sandwiches look AMAZING! I am going to have to try them just as soon as I get to the store to buy some chives, basil, and cucumber!

    I want to thank you for your well-wishes a couple weeks ago–I wanted to respond sooner, but with moving and the new job, I have been so busy that I’ve forgotten to do many of the things that I meant to. I’m so glad you commented though, because I’ve had so much fun scrolling down through the beautiful photos in your blog!

  3. Oh my goodness.. those cucumber basil sandwiches look AMAZING! I am going to have to try them just as soon as I get to the store to buy some chives, basil, and cucumber!

    I want to thank you for your well-wishes a couple weeks ago–I wanted to respond sooner, but with moving and the new job, I have been so busy that I’ve forgotten to do many of the things that I meant to. I’m so glad you commented though, because I’ve had so much fun scrolling down through the beautiful photos in your blog!
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

  4. YUM! Who can resist more tea sandwich recipes? Reminds me it’s time I had another a tea party! I’ve heard you mention mock-devonshire cream before, but didn’t remember the recipe. Thanks, Ellen!

  5. Oh WOW! That looks so good! Tea sandwich I will have to try this. The photos look so good. I may have to shut the computer down and make lunch my stomach’s growling. lol compliments to the chef.

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