Hello lovelies! As you may have noticed the weather has been wonderful these last few days. What if we told you we have the best excuse for you to host a tea party?
Marie Curie Charity Tea Party
A few weeks ago we were contacted by the lovely Hannah that works with the Marie Curie charity. This charity offers care and support for people suffering from a terminal illness, as well as their families. And this year they are running a new campaign: The Blooming Great Tea Party. Which consists of hosting a tea party to raise awareness and money for the charity. For this campaign Hannah kindly asked us if we could put together a blogpost for this campaign. Hmm…. Hell Yes!!! We answered! Working with charities is really something we love doing, so when Hannah reached out we couldn’t say no, when we found out that food & tea was involved we just started buzzing with ideas! This is why we decided to put together this post, sharing with you a few recipes you could whip up for your own Blooming Great Tea Party!
Lemon Flavored Shortbread
- 175g flour
- 75g sugar
- 75g soft butter
- 1 egg
- Lemon juice
1. Mix the flour, sugar, butter and lemon together in a bowl. Kneed until you achieve a “sandy” aspect.
2. Add the egg. Kneed again until the mixture is homogenous. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
3. Put some flower on the table and roll out the dough. Use a cookie cutter to shape the biscuits.
6. Place on a tray and cook in the oven for 10 minutes at 150°C. When baked, take the tray out of the oven and let your cookies cool down for 10 minutes.
|For the cupcakes||For the frosting|
|130g sugar||300g icing sugar|
|130g soft butter||100g soft butter|
|3 eggs||2 tsp milk|
|1 lemon||1/2 lemon|
|160g flower||Food coloring|
1. Whip together the sugar and the eggs until they blanch.
2. Melt 130g of butter in the microwave. Add the melted butter and juice of one lemon to the mixture.
3. Add the flour and the baking powder. Mix until the mixture is homogeneous and thick.
4. Fill your cupcake moulds or muffin tray with the mixture to 2/3.
5. Baked in the oven at 180°C for 18 minutes.
6. Use 100g of soft butter. Work it with a wooden spoon to make it softer then add the icing sugar and mix thoroughly.
7. Add the milk, remaining lemon juice and food coloring. Mix with electric whip until done.
8. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture and decorate your cupcakes.
PS: You can add more icing sugar if you feel your icing is too liquid.
Walnut, Fig & Goat’s Cheese Breads
- 300ml water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 500g multi-cereal flour
- 1 packet dry yeast
- 1 handful walnuts (chopped)
- 1 handful dried figs (chopped)
- 1/4 chopped goat’s cheese bar
To be honest I made the dough in my mum’s bread machine as I didn’t have time to do it by hand. So if you have a bread machine I would recommend preparing the dough in your machine (mixing & resting) or with a kitchenaid.
- Mix all ingredients together, besides the figs & goat’s cheese.
- Once your dough is ready to be cooked preheat your oven at 220°C. Then add the figs and goats cheese to you dough. Kneed until the figs and goat’s cheese are well incorporated in the dough.
- Divide the dough into equal portions, here I made 7.
- Cook your breads for 20 mins.
- Let them cool down a little and eat warm.
Peach & Red Fruit Iced Tea
- 1L boiling water
- 1 earl grey teabag
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 peach
- 2 handfulls frozen red fruit
- Start by making 1L of tea. Be careful not to brew your tea for too long, you don’t want your tea to ne too strong, I brewed mine for approximately 3 minutes.
- Add the honey and let your tea cool down.
- Before your tea is cold, while it’s still a little bit warm add 1 chopped peach and the frozen red fruit.
- Place your jug in your fridge and drink when chilled. You can also add ice cubes to make it extra fresh.
Of course we would have preferred sharing these recipes with you during our own Blooming Great Tea Party, but not being in the same country makes things a little complicated. However it’s not too late for your to join! The Blooming Great Tea Party is taking place from the June 23rd to the 25th, and you only need to gather your friends & family around a nice tea party and have fun. You can get your free fundraising pack right here and voilà! You are all ready to support the Marie Curie charity.
We hope you enjoyed this post, and that you will maybe host your own tea party! We would love to see some photos if you do 🙂
Did you already know about this charity? Which charities to you support/have supported?
See you soon, love
Corinne & Kirsty