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    Default Real english tea

    No.2 son will be 9 this weekend. For his birthday he has invited a few friends over (the sun WILL shine) for a 'proper' English picnic tea. What should I make?? I was thinking along the lines of;
    cuecumber sandwiches (crusts cut off)
    jam tarts
    fairy cakes (with icing and sprinkles if I can find any icing sugar)


    What else???
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    Dont forget the jelly and blamange lol
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    Blancmange - sounds a bit French to me...................

    No chance of jelly, sadly.
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    By "proper"do you mean posh or more kidie party proper?
    For posh you mustn't forget the scones!
    For kiddie the sausage and or cheese/pineapple Hedgehogs!
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    scones, jam and clotted cream
    strawberries

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    Quote Originally Posted by andi&di View Post
    By "proper"do you mean posh or more kidie party proper?
    ah good point Di, I was thinking posh - yep do posh, get 'em cultured early on

    Traditional English Afternoon Tea
    An English Afternoon Tea is a very special treat to prepare for your family and friends.
    Tea is usual taken between 3 and 5 o' clock. This tradition is still kept up in all the fine Hotels in Britain and in little Tearooms all around the country, especially in Devon where the scones are a specialty.

    In The Dorchester and The Ritz London, this is still a big event and one has to book well in advance for this.

    You start with a selection of very thin sandwiches, like thinly sliced cucumber, smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise and mustard cress sandwiches. This is followed by scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and a selection of cakes. Tea with cold milk or slices of lemon is served with this.
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    A Victoria Sponge, for sure! Yummm

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