To follow our first Tea Party post, here is look at the recipes we served!
The key to a great Tea Party is serving bite size portions! It’s also considerate to keep in mind any dietary restrictions your guests might have, this is why the recipes presented below are all Peanut, Egg and Seafood free. This way, everyone could enjoy our food and the party was stress-free!
Here is a look at the delicious bite-size recipes we served:
This lemon cake was a true hit. It was easy to make and everyone loved its real lemon taste. Be sure to use real lemon juice and cut it into small portions.
This is a great easy scone recipe. Use a cookie-cuter to make small scones rather than big triangle ones and be sure to serve with butter and jam! If you’re into salty scones, experiment by adding cheese or herbs.
A fruit salad
Fruit salads will delight all your healthy pals. We made this one with every fruit we had on hand: asian pears, strawberries, melons, apples, oranges, nectarines and peaches. Topped off with fresh orange juice, this fruit salad was a hit. If you have any of it left, add some greek yogurt and use it in your morning smoothie.
Strawberry rhubarb jam
You can make tasty jam in a little over 30 minutes. All you have to do is mix two cups of strawberries, and two cups of rhubarb with one cup of sugar (you can add more if you want it to be sweeter). Bring the mix to a boil and let it evaporate for half an hour, or until it’s thick enough. We decided to put ours in small jars so our guests could bring some home. It’s a great treat served over bagels!
This treat delighted all our salty food lovers! Mix up some spices, roughly 3 tablespoons, on top of some freshly made popcorn. Add a little Olive Oil to make it stick. Paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper make great spices, but choose the ones you like!
If you’re not into spicy things, switch the spices for some herbs and parmesan! Add some cayenne pepper to make it tastier.
Coconut milk & berry popsicles
Popsicles are great to experiment with. For a coconut milk base, mix one can of coconut milk with 2 tablespoons of sugar and lime juice to taste (we used 1 tablespoon). Blend some frozen berries with the coconut milk and sugar for extra color. If you want to avoid too many dishes, start by doing the lime coconut base and putting it in your popsicle molds almost filling them. Once that’s done, mix the berries with the remaining coconut milk and add this mix to the popsicles! You’ll have to wait at least 4 hours to make sure these are frozen.
We went to David’s Tea to get the tea’s for our party. We bought : Strawberry Colada, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Green & Fruity and Just Peachy. Since it was a hot day, we served each of them cooled in some large Mason Jars. These were all suggested to be served cool, but any fruity tea can make a great Iced Tea. For some extra taste add some Agave or Honey, about 1 tablespoon per Mason Jar.
We also had the chance to enjoy some Lemon & Chocolate Cream Tarts from A Tasteful Bite. This little company makes great sweet treats in the Montreal area!
Be creative when you’re hosting a group. It is not the time to invent a cake recipe if you want to manage your stress, try recipes that have a lot of reviews and that are proven successes! Don’t hesitate to share your hosting tips in the comments below, we’d love to read them :)