Monday, May 7, 2012

Girlie weekend

Last weekend a group of my girls headed down to Blairgowrie to visit our friend Kate and her new home. It was freezing cold and we were greeted by a gorgeous open fire and the kitchen table set up for high tea!!! After ooooing and ahhhhing over what Kate and her boy had done with their place we sat down to devour all the tasty treats she had been creating over the last 2 days.

My place setting | Salmon, avocado and caper tartlets
Tea with scones and jam
We started with salmon, avocado and caper tartlets, beetroot, feta and semi dried tomato crostini, gingerbread and blue cheese with chives, washed down with champagne served in 1950s style glasses. Amazing.

Next round was the scones with cream and jam. Kate used my favourite recipe:
4 cups of self raising flour
1 can of lemonade
1 pottle of cream
Mix altogether. Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter and bake in a 180 degree oven for 20mins. Serve with cream and jam. Delish.

The scones were served with 3 types of tea. We all felt very spoilt.

And last but not least, the sweeties. Lemon cupcakes and dark chocolate tarts with fresh raspberry. Yum yum.

Light and fluffy scones | Gingerbread and blue cheese
Another gorgeous teacup set

Once our tummies had settled we headed off to the Peninsula Hot Springs where we bathed and relaxed for a couple of hours. Returning back to the house for wines, Thai takeaways and girlie chats by the cozy fire.

Thank you so much Kate for your hospitality, was a lovely weekend. You are a very clever cookie. The next weekend away with the girls is already being planned.


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