When you're short on time, sharing food preparation is a great way to have a tea party. It can be great fun to see what each person prepares. It is also a good idea for your guests to bring a recipe to share.
My good friend and former tearoom chef, Cynthia and I enjoy getting together regularly for tea and periodically we prepare our own tea fare. We share the baking and each makes scones, tea sandwiches, sweets, and or savories.
Cynthia is a champion scone maker and we seldom host an at home tea party without her fabulous scones. Thank you to those who still email me about them from our days at Civil-La-Tea.
Our pot luck menu for our most recent at home afternoon tea consisted of Triple Cherry Scones, Puff Pastry Napoleons, Ham and Cheese Filled biscuits, (You can find the recipe for these biscuits in the May edition of the newsletter. Just click "News" where you will find all the past editions.) Mini Peach Tarts, Almond Poppy Seed Tea Bread, and Coconut Chewies.
Have you had pot luck tea parties? Please leave a comment and share what you like to prepare the most.