Tea With Jam and Bread

Every country has their own customs related to drinking tea. Not only do the questions differ in regards to what (or what not) to add: cream? milk? sugar? honey & lemon?   but also in whether to enjoy your cup of tea with or without something to eat.  Personally, I am in favor of  ” a little something on the side”, if not a full-blown tea party.

Here are a few recipes from the get together we had this weekend.They are taken from The Little Black Book of Tea that my parents mailed to Joel several weeks (months?) ago.

Cream Scones

2 c all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preaheat oven to 400* F.  Grease a cookie sheet.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture has the texture of coarse meal.  Add the liquid ingredients and stir until well blended. Place the dough on a lightly floured counter and knead for about one minute. Roll it out to a thickness of about 3/4-inch and cut into desired shape. Bake the scones for 8 to 10 minutes.  When somewhat cool, split the scone and spread with clotted cream and marmalade.

Almost Clotted Cream

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Beat the cream cheese until fluffy, then fold in the sour cram and powdered sugar.






Chicken and Apple Salad Sandwiches

2 c baked chicken, chopped fine
1 stalk celery, minced
1/2 cup granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped fine
1/4 cup raisins, chopped
6 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
White bread


Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches

1 1/2 cups chopped avocado (Hass)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
White bread

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