The Soul Sisters field trip for this month was to celebrate Joy's birthday. She loves a nice cup of tea and the Johnston House Tea Room was the perfect spot to celebrate.
We were served a traditional Full Tea with savories on the bottom, scones with clotted cream and preserves in the center and sweets on the top.
We were inspired by some of the tiny creations and talked about creating our own.
There were tiny phyllo cups (from your grocer's freezer) filled with spinach and feta and baked, tiny croissants cut in half and stuffed with chicken salad then dipped in slivered almonds, and small slices of red pepper quiche. Any of these little snacks would be easy to recreate at home.
The sweets tray had slices of blueberry quick bread with an icing glaze, chocolate dipped strawberries, and tiny "butterfly cakes". It looks like they baked tiny vanilla cakes then sliced off the tops. Fill the cupcake bottom with whipped cream frosting, cut the top of the cupcake in half, then place in the frosting to resemble wings. Easy peasy!
Did you know there is a directory so you can locate a tea house in your area? Check out the directory at Tea Map to find a tea house in your area. Or better yet, use the ideas above to create your OWN tea!