As noted in my previous post I discussed menu items for a tea time party. Over the weekend, I actually did make a few of the recipes. I would have to say my favorite item of all was the lemon and lavender shortbread cookies (YUM!). Another dish that was great was the cucumber sandwiches. Originally, I made the “traditional” sandwiches, which consist of white bakery sandwich bread, butter, salt and thinly sliced cucumbers. I also made a variety with whole wheat bread, which I prefered better. I also used a butter substitute because of my no dairy thing.
Basically with the cucumber sandwiches you first thinly slice cucumbers with skin off.
You sprinkle salt on one side of bread ( let sit for about 30 mins), then add butter to slice, top with cucumbers and piece of bread. I cut the crust of the whole wheat pieces ahead of time then just cut them into two. With the white bread I did not do this.
We also made two different types of shortbread. I also made a lemon tea cake that was really tasty!
Display of 3 tea time treats
Lavender & Lemon Shortbread
I think these goodies will go great paired with some fun salads, or that is just the Dietitian in me speaking.
Hope everyone is having a great week! This week has been hectic as I decided to give up caffeine for a while.