Tea Party Recipes

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Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

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With apples and dried cranberries for color and tang, this dressed-up chicken salad is wonderful on bread triangles or served on a lettuce leaf.

Battenburg Cake

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This fancy almond-flavored tea cake, also called 'Battenberg/Battenburg Cake' or 'Battenberg/Battenburg Square' features a homemade marzipan.

Lemon Butter Tarts

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I love butter tarts, and can never get enough. This is one that I make now and then to be a little different.

Christa's Cucumber Basil Tea Sandwiches

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This recipe is from years of searching for the perfect English tea sandwich. I always looked forward to tea time in the Caribbean with my grandparents who were from English descent. My grandmother was French and my grandfather was from Guyana. My grandfather's parents were from England, so there is the British influence. You can add a teaspoon of dill to your spread.

Pineapple Tarts

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Delightful little tarts with pineapple filling and a cross on the top.

Genmai-cha

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Once upon a time, tea was expensive. This became a way of stretching money and still tastes great.

Kuwaiti Traditional Tea

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This is the typical tea you will find in regular housed in Kuwait. Its deliciously aromatic and the spices give it a rich taste.

Grandma's Bakewell Tart

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I recently came across my maternal Grandma's recipe book, printed in 1933. In it, I came across a piece of paper, placed between two pages, containing her version of Bakewell tart. I have not changed the recipe and it makes a delicious tart, which I remember her making for Sunday afternoon tea. The tart does not have to be blind baked first before adding the filler. I apologize for the poor photo but the family started tucking into the tart before I could photograph it. Serve with cream, ice cream, or custard. It will bring a smile to your face.

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

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This slightly streamlined recipe for the world-famous pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts, uses just few basic ingredients but requires numerous steps and a certain amount of finesse. The results are so worth it, though, you'll want to make a double batch. The extra moisture inside the sticky dough, activated by a very hot oven, creates the signature flaky, buttery, crispy crust, which encases a custard subtly scented with lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla.
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Macaron (French Macaroon)

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This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!

Perfect Lemon Curd

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Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

Chef John's Clotted Cream

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While the name doesn't exactly make the mouth water, the flavor and texture of clotted cream are the stuff of legends. The long, slow cooking sort of toasts the cream, which imparts a sweet, nuttiness that I don't think I've tasted in any other preparation. This is just delicious spread on warm biscuits or scones and topped with homemade jam.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Scones

"Beautiful! I made them for my mom because she has been missing scones since our tea shop closed a few years ago. My mom loved them!" – noscale4me

Chef John's Clotted Cream

See how to make this rich, fluffy topping for biscuits or scones.

The Best Lavender Sugar Cookies Ever

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These are amazing cookies that everyone loves. Oh, are you pregnant or do you not feel well? Well, these cookies have been mentioned by friends and family to make them feel better.