Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Menu
Violet Tea - Photo By
Ellen Easton ©2010 - All Rights Reserved
Reva Paul Violet Sugars
©2010 - All Rights Reserved
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Mother's Day should be everyday. Celebrating the women who raise children is
not limited to just the women who give birth. Any woman who takes
the time to nurture and oversee the well being and development of
another, often sacrificing their own needs and dreams, deserves
distinctive recognition. We would not be who we are without these
wonderful people. I honor my own mother, Reva, with a special thank
you, love, and appreciation for not only introducing me to afternoon
tea, but for sharing her artistry to teach me all that I know.
Having a tea party is a lovely way to honor all women
who are helping to make this world a better place. Remember, store
bought or homemade, the best menu is created with love! All suggested menu items may be substituted with
ingredients that are to your own taste and readily available in your
Wishing You Happy TEA TRAVELS!™ - Ellen Easton
Sandwiches and Savories:
For recipes, click on the underlined.
- Photo by Ellen Easton ©2010 - All Rights Reserved
Egg Salad and Fresh Chopped Chive Tulip
with Chive Butter on Whole Grain Bread
Fluted Sliced Cucumber with Pimento-Green Olive
with Pimento-Olive Butter on White Bread Round
Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon Flower
with Fresh Dill and Lemon Butter on Pumpernickel Bread
Scallion Cream Cheese Tulip
with Lemon Rind Garnish on Whole Wheat Bread
Fluted Sliced Radish
with Salted Butter on White Bread Half Moon
Hummus and Sliced Apple
in Hollowed Mini Brioche Roll
Black Forest Ham
with Fresh Dill and Orange Butter on Rye Round
Flavored Butters (Fruit, Herb & Spice)
Tea Scones - Photo by Ellen Easton ©2007 - All Rights Reserved
Ellen's Fresh-Baked Scones
Lemon Curd, Apricot and Strawberry Preserves
Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies - Photo By Ellen Easton ©2010 - All Rights Reserved
Toasted Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Raspberry-Rose Meringue Nest - Photo By Ellen Easton ©2010 - All Rights Reserved
Fresh Raspberry and Buttercream Rose Mini Meringue Nest
Bundt Cake with Violets &and Blackberries - Photo By Ellen Easton ©2010 - All Rights Reserved
Mini Bundt Cake with Blackberries and Butter Cream Violets
Quatre-Quarts Cake recipe
Almond Honey Pound Cake recipe
Iced Tea Punch
with Fresh Mint Garnish
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To flute the edges of a cucumber, run the prongs of a
fork down the outside (on the peel) of the cucumber to make the
pattern of your choice. Once you have created the pattern, cut
horizontally into thin slices.
To flute the edges of a radish or citrus rind, first
cut to the desired thickness. Using small scissors, cut the edges on an angle.
To create a hollowed well in a mini roll, simply cut a
round circle on the top to scoop out the middle section of dough.
The well can hold hummus, dips, as well as chicken, crabmeat, egg, lobster, and tuna salads.
Use cookie cutters to create floral shaped sandwiches.
A Meringue Nest may be filled with pastry cream, nutella, ice cream, and/or preserves.
To create colored, softened, spreadable cream cheese,
add a few drops of food coloring and mix.