August 11, 2018

Royal Afternoon Tea

After a long period of excellent Summer weather here in Denmark (plenty of sunshine and no rain) since the beginning of May, some more normal Danish Summer weather came knocking on the door this week-end in form of a lot of wind and some heavy showers. So it turn to be a perfect day to have my good friends from Horsens coming around for some "serious" afternoon tea enjoying my new Royal Copenhagen china (birthday gifts).

We started off with an Earl Grey Martini, which I got inspiration from watching the episode of Anne & Anders in Brexitland having focus on England. I twisted my version of the Earl Grey Martini with addition of bergamotte liqueur, which is a key flavour note of Earl Grey.

Earl Grey Martini

We started off the menu for this afternoon with some small sandwiches in two different versions:

  • Rye bread with goat cream cheese with pickled cucumber
  • Small toast bread with matured Cheddar and tomato and chilli jam

After the sandwiches we continued with another classic afternoon tea item in form scones, jam and curd. The scones were yogurt scones. The marmalade was the strawberry-apple jam and a gooseberry curd made from red gooseberry.

The finishing touch to this afternoon tea was a cake selection in form of squash cakesquash cake, strawberry cheese cake strawberry cheese and finally some "Sukkertop" cakes from the local cake shop Vanilla here in Vejle.

Besides from drinking plenty of tea we did also taste my two last edition of herb-scented cordials (cordial with lemon balm and rosemary & cordial with selection of mint).

Now with a fully tummy from both cakes, tea and great company I can sit and enjoy these wonderful flowers, which I received as hostess gift together with "goodie bag" full of apples and plums from the garden of my friends in Horsens.

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