I would love to introduce to you all the gorgeous and talented Sarah Thomas. Mum of two, CEO of Clockface beauty and baker extraordinaire! I love Sarah's instagram full of bakes, fashion and behind the scenes of family life. I also love Sarah's blog as it resonates with a lot of what I am interested in, and I thought you may like a read too! So when I asked Sarah to be a guest on the blog she was so helpful and kindly put together some fabulous ideas for afternoon tea. A great way to get children and adults together, perfect for the garden or indoor entertaining.
Hope you love this as much as I did. I will definitely be trying the viennese whirls soon!
Afternoon Tea?..yes please - Sarah J Thomas
What makes the perfect afternoon tea? Well traditionally an afternoon tea consists of finger sandwiches, followed by scones with jam and cream, then cakes, and obviously all accompanied with a pot of tea. But now, afternoon tea can be with anything you like, sausage rolls, muffins, biscuits and also with a side of champagne (my personal preference!) instead of tea.
I’ve created a menu with bakes to impress, you can prepare most ahead of time and then just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour with family and friends. One thing not to overlook is serving with the perfect drink, perhaps start with a prosecco or champagne, then on to a traditional tea (tea leaves are best) and then finish with a fresh mint tea after all that food!
finger Sandwiches Ingredients
Pre sliced brown bread 2 slices
Pre sliced white bread 4 slices
¼ cucumber cut into slices
2 eggs hard boiled (8 minutes), cooled and sliced
50g smoked salmon
25g full fat cream cheese
- Remove all crusts from the bread and butter each slice
- On two white slices spread mayonnaise
- On two white slices spread cream cheese
- Cut each slice into half to create your “fingers”
- Add the sliced cucumber into the buttered brown bread
- Add the sliced egg into the mayonnaise white bread
- Add the smoked salmon to the cream cheese white bread
- Arrange on the lowest plate if using a cake stand
Let me know if you try these or if you have your own version of fail safe sandwich fillings that are a bit special. Part two to follow - along with my own attempt at some of Sarah's sweet treats!
We would love to hear your comments if you tried any of them or if you have your own versions of afternoon tea.