Savoury summer recipe testing (in February!)

It’s a warm weekend in February, which is making me think that Spring is in the air! I always look forward to the summer, and all the time for picnics, BBQs and plenty of eating ‘al fresco’.

I’m sure that the Beast from the East will return soon to remind me summer is still a little way off though…

Anyway, I’ve been doing some recipe testing to get in the summer mood. So much of my favourite food is vegetarian, from light frittatas to lovely mixed salads. Let me add to your buffet with sandwiches, wraps, or some delicious savoury pastries – samosas or spanokopita (Greek spinach and cheese pie!), anyone?

I’m also completely in love with Ottolenghi’s cauliflower cake. I’ve found that the recipe does not need as many eggs as he uses, and I can make a gluten free version using coconut flour.

Give me a call, or send me an email or facebook message to talk about your party planning!

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Afternoon teas

Afternoon tea
Fruit tarts, mini Victoria sponges, and a selection of sandwiches.

Whether you want to treat your mum or just have your friends round for afternoon tea, let me put together a perfect spread. Contact me to discuss your numbers and any dietary requirements or requests for a quote!

AFTERNOON TEA

Sweet Things
A selection of cakes (choose 3 cake varieties):
Coffee & Walnut
Lemon Drizzle
Chocolate, with white chocolate butter cream filling
Victoria Sponge (traditional with just homemade jam or with jam and butter cream)
Carrot cake (with or without Lemon cream cheese topping)

Or if you have a particular favourite cake, let’s talk!

A Dainty Mix
A selection of sandwiches (choose any 3 fillings):
Cucumber/cream cheese
Egg mayonnaise & cress
Smoked Salmon & cream cheese
Coronation Chicken (with salad leaves)
Ham & Tomato (mustard/mayo if liked)
Cheese (and chutney/tomato)

Scones with clotted cream and homemade jam
Mini Victoria Sponges with homemade jam & butter cream filling

A Special Occasion
A selection of sandwiches (choose any 4 fillings):
Cucumber/cream cheese
Egg mayonnaise & cress
Smoked Salmon & cream cheese
Coronation Chicken (with salad leaves)
Ham & Tomato (mustard/mayo if liked)
Cheese (and chutney/tomato)

Scones with clotted cream and homemade jam

Selection of fruit tarts (with crème patisserie)
Or
Pear & almond frangipane tart

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Minimum spend £20, with £10 deposit required.

I can come to your home and set up. Cake stand, tablecloth, napkins provided.

Extra items:
If you would like me to provide additional crockery (teapot, cups etc.) and cutlery there will be a further deposit of £10 required, refundable once all items are returned. Breakages or missing items will be chargeable – minimum charge £5.
I am happy to provide speciality teas if required for a small extra charge.

Delivery:
No charge within a 3 mile radius of Lambourn.
Further afield, there will be a £10 delivery charge, up to a 10 mile radius.

Any other special requests – please ask!

Micky

 

Sweet Treats

Tarts, turnovers, pies, sponges, or even some old fashioned sweeties… perfect to finish off a dinner party or as part of a buffet spread!