Tea Time #3
A Melting New Year!
So here we are,now in to 2015 woohoo and this is my 3rd Tea Time Event, slotted in between my fortnightly Eclectic Corner event which is also on a Tuesday.
I am loving these Tea Time Events and want to thank everyone who joined me in submitting a post, if you didn’t see them all you can still catch them on the Inlinkz page here – Tea Time #2 Christmas Special
Here are the last Tea Time party goers who my greatest thanks go out to –
The Novice Gardener – who brought along her hot chocolate bar, I will confess to being supremely envious that she has this permanently set up around that Festive time of the year, wow my kids would want to move in! She is a surpeme cook and foodie photographer, pop by and be dazzled and hungry.
Belgian Streets – who brought along fabulous photos, Andy is definitely becoming our regular alcohol supplier for our Tea Time Events, so thank you Andy who is a fabulous photographer with a definitive character stamp on all he does, pop by and have a chat, he’s very friendly.
Giraffes Can Bake – brought along a cake, oh my I nearly fainted when I saw this. This is soooo on my to do list, please pop by and take a look, you will be melting in to the computer at all her delights.
My Own Private Idaho – brought along presents, yay, I love presents and a wonderful poem. If you pop by which I recommend, you will find lots of insightful and meaninful posts to read and lovely photos to look at.
Aromas and Flavours – brought along cookies, in my house one can never have enough cookies and they looked as melt in your mouth as my moments do below. Pop by to see some wonderful flavoursome dishes and chat away with good company.
Lucile De Godoy – showed us a little bit of her holiday and a scrumptous drink, very healthy which I think we all needed after Andys drinks LOL. I think she might be back from her exotic climes to go and say hello if time you wont be disappointed.
Thirsty for Tea – I am always astounded at this bloggers posts, if you are a tea lover like me you will love this blog. You will see that we were brought the most amazing cup and saucer made out of gingerbread!!! It’s a piece of art lol..really it is.
Musings of a frequent flying Scientist – well we were brought lots of goodies, her family and glorious crockery, what a party we had. I am a crockery girl so was feasting at the lovely bone china and lovely tea cosy, yup yup, that’s all an A.Star from me hehe. Pop by and say hello, you will see wonderful photography from what is a very new blogger yet seems like an old timer she is so adept at what she does.
Viaja – brought us again some wonderful crockery and a recipe/cake, mmmm yum, another recipe to add to my book yipee, I feel spoilt! Please pop by and have a cuppa with her 🙂
Tea Time #3
2015 Is Upon Us, Yay!
It will be the same process as in, open for a week and a half before closing to give time to have our cuppas, chat and generally Tea Time style party!!
This event is for anything related to the ‘Experience of Tea Time’, please feel free to be as out of the box as you like. Bring alcohol, tea, cakes, a poem, a song, whatever, really bring it all along.
If you need to familiarize yourself with what the Tea Time Event is, please follow the link which goes to the Tea Time Page – Tea Time Page
A quick summary of the process 😉
- Please grab a badge to display
- Tag your post Tea Time (#1 or #2 etc depending on which week it is)
- When you write your post, please link back to my post that it relates to
- Please then come to my post back here and enter the URL in to the InLinkz which you will find below. This collects all the entries and displays thumbnails on the InLinkz page so everyone can congregate together, find out what everyone is doing and party!
- Even if you are not posting a link, please pop by the InLinkz page to blog hop and enjoy everyone’s 2015 New Year Tea Party.
So I present my treats for the Tea Time #3 New Year 2015! –
Recipe courtesy originally from: Nashira of nashplateful, however I found this recipe from Sadia from Savour and Sweet Food, here is her suggestion for the Melting Moments, the words below are pretty much as per her insructions – Melting Moments
- 250g (8 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (80g) icing sugar (confectioners), sifted
- 1 ½ cup (225g) plain flour (all-purpose), sifted
- ½ cup (75g) corn flour (cornstarch), sifted
1. Preheat oven to 160oC/325oF. Line baking sheet or flat oven tray with parchment paper.
2. Beat butter, vanilla and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Transfer mixture to large bowl, and stir in sifted flours using a wooden spoon. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
3. With floured hands, roll rounded teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place balls about 2.5cm apart on trays to allow room for spreading, and then flatten slightly with the back of a lightly floured fork.
4. Bake cookies about 15 minutes or until just cooked through and light golden. Stand 5 minutes in tray before lifting onto wire racks to cool. Dust with extra sifted icing sugar before serving, if you like.
- Sadia had a great suggestion of using custard powder instead of corn flour, I will definitely try that next time.
- The biscuits if not with the buttercream filling, will keep in an airtight container between wax or parchment paper up to one week mind you I doubt they will stay around that long.
- You can swap the vanilla extract for 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder, however you can play and experiment as you wish, if you do so I would love to hear your alternatives.
- There is also the decorating factor, I used a fork to make a pattern on my biscuits, let your imagination go wild on other forms of embossing.
Buttercream filling- if you wish to sandwich the biscuits together, which is what I did:
90g (3 ounces) butter, room temperature
¾ cup (120g) icing sugar (confectioners’), sifted
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Beat butter, sifted icing sugar and rind in small bowl with electric mixer until pale and fluffy; beat in juice. Sandwich cookies with butter cream.
I enjoyed mine with a freshly brewed cup of illy Espresso Dark Roast Ground Coffee with hot milk!
I will say if you have any broken bits left over, as I did have a couple of casualties, then don’t throw them away because they are fabulous with ice cream.
I did sandwich my melting moments together with the suggested buttercream filling, as you can see, it isn’t for the faint hearted, it is a sweet melting blast in the mouth, mmm yum in my tum!
So please come and join the Tea Time #3 Party, click the Tea badge below to go through to the InLinkz page to either post your tea time fun, or blog hop and visit others just to simply say ‘hello’ and see what they have done. Remember to pop back and say ‘hi’ every so often to see what new deliciousness or visual treats might be there, Happy New Year to you all! Justine xxxx
Have a little click below to enter or just enjoy!