Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party

Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party

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

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  • 175g flour
  • 75g sugar
  • 75g soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt
  • 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.

Lemon Cupcakes

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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
Baking powder

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

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  • 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.

  1. Mix all ingredients together, besides the figs & goat’s cheese.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide the dough into equal portions, here I made 7.
  4.  Cook your breads for 20 mins.
  5. Let them cool down a little and eat warm.

Peach & Red Fruit Iced Tea

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iced-tea-1

  • 1L boiling water
  • 1 earl grey teabag
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 peach
  • 2 handfulls frozen red fruit
  1. 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.
  2. Add the honey and let your tea cool down.
  3. Before your tea is cold, while it’s still a little bit warm add 1 chopped peach and the frozen red fruit.
  4. 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

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78 Comments

  1. May 28, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Beautiful post! So lovely of you to write this post for such a great cause. These recipes are just incredible. I’m going to bookmark this post so I can make some of these goodies when I’ll have more time. These cupcakes are definitely going to be the first thing I’ll bake. They look so delicious. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you for your kind words lovely 🙂 Hope you like the recipes if you make them 😀 x

  2. May 28, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Oh my god this is making me so hungry!! All these recipes look so delicious and sound so quick and easy to make. I will definitely have to try these out, perfect for this weather.

  3. abbeylouisarose
    May 28, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Congratulations on supporting such a worthwhile cause, girls! I’m so impressed with the amount of effort you put in, and how you’ve really done your best for the charity! this is definitely inspired me to get involved, I would definitely like to recreate those cheese breads, they look utterly delectable!

    Abbey 🌺 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 It means a lot! And glad it has made you want to get involved! x

  4. May 28, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Those lemon cupcakes look delicious! Definitely a recipe I need to try.

  5. Gemma
    May 28, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    You had me at lemon cupcakes and lemon shortbread! 🤤 Look so bloomin’ good! BeautyBlitzBlog.com

  6. May 28, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Wow this sounds amazing! I love the sound of the lemon flavoured shortbread, will definitely have to make those myself🙊

    Beth – http://bethcarney.com

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      I think you have to :p keep us updated if you do 🙂 x

  7. May 28, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    That lemon shortbread sounds absolutely divine! I’m obsessed with anything lemon flavoured so will definitely have to try this! Xx

  8. May 28, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I’d never heard about this charity before but this is such a cute idea! Excited to try that iced tea!
    Jas xx

  9. May 28, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    This is such a fab post! Ohhh I need to try out some of those recipes, especially that peach and red fruit iced tea and the lemon shortbread!
    -Olivia Xxxx

  10. May 28, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve never heard about this charity before and what they do is really amazing! Also, food posts are my favourite posts ever and this post made me hungry even though I just had dinner an hour ago, haha! The iced tea sounds refreshing! X

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

  11. May 28, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    this post looks so dreamy, love the pictures! can’t wait to host my own tea party and try the recipes!!

  12. robin rue
    May 29, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I actually hadn’t heard of this charity before, but I do lots of volunteer work in my town (like A LOT), so I work with the elderly right here and I can see the difference I am making.

  13. Jay Colby
    May 29, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Beautiful post. I need to try out some of those recipes

  14. May 29, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    What a lovely, unique idea for a charity fundraiser! Kudos to you for spreading the word about this. Terminal illnesses are so tough on everyone affected by them, and anythingdone to alleviate that burden is a godsend!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  15. May 29, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Awh this is such a good idea! It’s great that bloggers can work with charities, and I think it should happen more often. Thank you also for the recipes – my mum gave me her tea set and I’d love to host a tea party!

  16. May 29, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Great post! I’m currently working with Marie Curie as well to promote this campaign, I’ve loved writing my posts on it so it was get to see some else’s take on it 💖

  17. May 29, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    This is such a great charity and such a great way to raise money for it! Who doesn’t love a a tea party and those cheese bread sounds amazing!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

  18. May 29, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Beautiful post. The treats look amazing as well. I’m pretty sure I’ve commented on your blog before for your amazing baking and how it makes me want to get into baking more. This is for such a good cause as well, beautiful post.
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

  19. May 29, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Amazing recipes to try for my own Marie Curie Tea Party! And your photos are gorgeous – really lovely design and placement of all the goodies!! Have fun with your tea party ladies

  20. May 29, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    These are some really lovely recipes, I would love to try the cupcakes! Marie Curie is a cause close to my heart, I think the tea party idea is lovely.

  21. Alice
    May 29, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    The lemon cupcakes sound amazing! And SUCH a good cause too, what a lovely idea.

    Alice | Dainty Alice

  22. May 29, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Hi, the iced tea looks so refreshing. I really need to participate in the next tea party, Chloe #TeacupClub

  23. May 29, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    All these recipes look amazing oh my gosh, especially that iced tea – perfect for summer! I definitely need to try this out. And who doesn’t love a bit of lemon shortbread eh? And for such a great charity! Loved this!

    Em // Emilybecca.com

  24. May 29, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    This is such an amazing idea and a very very worthwhile cause!! I’ve never hosted one of these but I’ve been to a few, they’re always such nice events xx

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

  25. May 29, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Great post! I love the look of those lemon cupcakes! I’ll have to give that recipe a go!
    It’s a really great cause!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  26. May 29, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I will be trying out these receipes. What a great way to raise money for a fantastic cause. I love supporting Cancer Research, Action on hearing and mental health charities.

  27. May 29, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    That peach ice tea looks so good, will have to make some time to make some while we have this amazing weather in London!

    I like to support a few smaller charities, which make a big difference to local communities and to their quality of life. I’m hoping to run my first marathon next year and it’s going to be so hard choosing just one charity.

    Such a lovely post!

  28. May 29, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I love these recipes, they all look soooooo good! I’ll let you know if I bake or make any..

  29. May 29, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    A great post and it’s lovely to see you working with charities to spread a message out there. Oh! And the lemon cupcakes look mouthwatering.

  30. May 29, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Such an amazing idea for a great cause! Thank you for sharing the recipes. Your pictures make me hungryyy! Aha. xx

  31. May 29, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Oo everything looks so fantastic and I love this cause. I feel like I need one of those cupcakes.

  32. Gina Ritchie
    May 29, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    What a lovely post. I love the peonies. And the fig and goat cheese bread looks divine.

  33. May 29, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Those lemon cupcakes look delicious and I am so pleased that you are raising money for such a great charity. Bless you hun x

  34. May 30, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Can I join your tea party? These treats look so tasty. And for a charity, how cool is that? Great job.

  35. May 30, 2017 / 6:27 am

    They all looked yummy, but my favorite (and will try) the lemon cupcake. I will try the iced tea too because I love iced tea. It’s nice to know that you’ve been part of this charity event. Cheers!

  36. May 30, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    This looks so yummy and inviting! All of the recipes look super easy too. A tea party sounds like tons of fun!

  37. May 30, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    This looks very elegant. I love the arrangement of everything.

  38. May 30, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    This all sounds AMAZING! Thankyou for sharing all the recipes; I’ll definitely be trying some of them out soon, especially the lemon cupcakes and the iced tea..yum!

  39. Kayleigh Zara
    May 30, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Wow your photography here is so stunning and some great recipes as well! I really want to give the tea a try x

  40. May 30, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Oh wow, everything looks amazing! Especially the peach and red fruit iced tea!! Going to be trying that one out!

  41. May 30, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Oh my, that sounds like super fun!
    I’ll try that tea for sure, thanks for sharing 🙂

  42. May 30, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    Wow this is amazing and makes me want to go do some baking. Also the photography is very beautiful.

  43. May 30, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Beautiful photos and lovely sounding recipes! I love this charity too, they do such good work! I try and support WaterAid, and recently attended a First Aid Africa Ceilidh which was SO much fun!! xx

  44. May 30, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    All of these look sooo divine! I’m baking for a bake sale later this week so might have to do those lemon cupcakes! Definitely bookmarking this post! Xx

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  45. May 30, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    This is such a lovely post! The iced tea looks SO good, I definitely need to try that, and those cupcakes look amazing! I’ve done a Macmillan tea morning before and I loved it!
    Hels xx

  46. May 30, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing these recipes. Lemon shortbread, yum yum!!

  47. May 30, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Ooh these look delicious !! Especially the lemon cupcakes! Xx

  48. May 30, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    The lemon flavoured short bread lookS insane! Seriously making me wonder why I gave up carbs!

  49. May 30, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    How wonderful! We absolutely love working with charities too. All of these recipes are just so wonderful, perfect for any party!

  50. May 31, 2017 / 2:20 am

    This tea party looks like an awful lot of fun. Although I really would love the lemon cupcakes. That just sounds too good.

  51. Elizabeth O.
    May 31, 2017 / 5:17 am

    I think it’s awesome to be able to have a party party with all of these and your favorite girlfriends during the summer! I love that this is all for a cause though, there’s nothing like being able to help out.

  52. Blair villanueva
    May 31, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Oh my reading this recipe post makes me hungry. Me likey! Will also share this post ti my Momma 🙂 Thank you dear!

  53. Agentszerozerosetter
    May 31, 2017 / 5:24 am

    Amazing and delicious recipes, perfect ideas for a tea! I have to try some of them!

  54. May 31, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Beautiful post for a great cause that is close to my heart.
    I support the local hospice as they gave such amazing care to my mum in her final months.

  55. May 31, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Love all the recipes. They look delicious. Will give them a try.

  56. May 31, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I want that lemon short breads. It looks yummy. Makes me want to do a tea party. Love the recipes!

  57. June 1, 2017 / 4:51 am

    This made me crave for lemon cupcakes! I want to pair it up with ice tea for a yummy snack. Would try to recreate the recipes you shared some time.

  58. June 1, 2017 / 6:42 am

    I am sure charity brings a lot of satisfaction for the cause supported. the stuff mentioned here is looking super fresh..

  59. June 1, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I adore the recipes, they sound very delicious, thanks!

  60. June 6, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    A tea party! How cute! I don’t even think I played “tea party” when I was a little girl!

  61. June 11, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    This sounds lovely! The cupcakes and the peach tea would go down a treat <3

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