Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tea Party with Crumpets and More!


Tea and Crumpets (see below for recipe)
Whether you fancy sweets or appetizers we have a little of everything here to make your tea party perfect!


Pistachio Tea Cakes

White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chicken Parm Poppers

Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms
  

Coconut Shrimp

Avocado Bruschetta

 Hoping this is a huge success with the wonderful partnership of Foodbuzz, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa for this very worthy cause! Enjoy your tea party!

 Tea and Crumpets Recipe

1/2 cup warm water
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups milk


In a large bowl, stir the sugar or honey into the warm water. Sprinkle the active dry yeast over the top and let it sit until it bubbles, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and let it sit for about half an hour in a warm place.


Grease a griddle or frying pan and the crumpet rings or cookie cutters. Place the rings on the cooking surface and preheat all.
Pour about 3 tablespoons of batter into each 3" ring and cook over medium low heat until set, about 10 minutes. Do not cook too quickly. The top should be full of holes when they are ready to turn.

Remove the rings from the crumpets, turn, and brown the other side, if desired, for a minute or so. Repeat until all the batter is used.
When toasting make sure your using something to heat just one side when splitting. Serve with jam, butter or both.We love Earl Grey, plain, you can add fresh slices of lemon and honey if you prefer!




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