Sunday, April 7, 2013

Playing tea parties with my fav lil person

For Christmas I gave my little niece Lucy some T2 Strawberries and Cream tea. It comes packaged in this cute wee pink box and perfect for a child's tea party. We finally got a chance to make a pot when I was home at Easter.

Lucy has the sweetest tea sets and just loves playing 'tea time' with anybody who is willing to have a cuppa with her. How could anyone resist that pretty face.

Easy peasy slicey goodness

The last crafternoon tea I had with the girls I tried out a recipe from my mother-in-law to be! Yes I am engaged!! Will blog more on this soon.

Its the most easiest recipe and tastes amazing!! Its a Annabel Langbein creation called Choconut Slice. I followed the recipe below, but you can pretty much use anything you have in the cupboards.

150g melted butter
270g plain biscuits, crushed to fine crumbs
2 tbsp cocoa
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 cup slivered almonds
395g can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 30cm x 24cm slice tin with baking paper.To make the base, mix melted butter with biscuit crumbs and cocoa. Using a wet spatula or wet hands, spread over base of slice tin and press down firmly.Sprinkle coconut, chocolate, cranberries or raisins, and almonds evenly over the base. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
Bake until lightly golden (about 20-25 minutes). Cool and chill before slicing into squares or fingers. Choconut Slice will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for several weeks.

Source: Annabel Lanbein website  


My favourite tea time biscuit

It's that time of year again!! The NZ Girl Guides are raising money by selling their amazing Girl Guide Biscuits. They are just the best for dunkin' into a good brew.

I have just returned from a quick Eater break in the motherland and my lovely lil sister surprised me with my most favourite bikkie. So I have just had an afternoon tea with Thom dunk dunk dunkin' these delicious treats in a pot of Twinings Australian Afternoon Tea. Delightful.