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!




36 comments:

Kathy Gori said...

oooooh! I want to come for tea!

Lizzy said...

I'm with Kathy! I want to be invited to your tea party, Claudia...yum!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Me three!!! I'm in - save me a seat at this table. We'll gossip all afternoon.

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Claudia - great contribution to the big tea party!
LL

Dee said...

What a great tea party! Were you wearing your tea party hat? :)

Angie's Recipes said...

What a great tea party!

Sandra said...

Wonderful cause and your tea party dishes looks so pretty and delicious!

Patti said...

Save me a seat as well! Everything looks beautiful claudia! Your pics look fabulous!

Cake Duchess said...

Hi Claudia! I love crumpets!This tea party looks fantastic. Your other dishes look just delicious. Love this cause!

Cake Duchess said...

Hi Claudia! I love crumpets! Yours look delicious and so does the rest of your recipes. Such a wonderful cause:)

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

Wonderful tea party!

alison said...

i want to drink a cup of tea with you !:)what a great party!

bigcitybabycarrots said...

I love the idea of hosting a tea party. Even better if its for a good cause!

Swathi said...

Awesome tea party. Can you send me the invitations.

Tammy said...

How wonderful, Claudia! I wish I could participate!
Everything looks lovely! A tea party themes post sounds darling!

xx,
Tammy

Carolyn said...

Fantastic tea party menu for a fantastic cause!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

Your crumpets look wonderful! I love them but haven't had them in forever. Now I'm craving some! :)

Reeni said...

What delicious eats for a tea party - I love those crumpets! Thanks for doing this for a great cause!

Drick said...

so glad you jump on as this is one great cause and one great feature with your tea party.... don't know if I have ever had crumpets, if I did, guess I didn't know it, but these sure look good

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

Can I come over :) love your tea party food and tea set is beautiful too!

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

Ooooh all those yummy treats in one place?! Oh my goodness... Claudia, you never disappoint... amazing!

Kelsey said...

glad you did this too! :)

Megan said...

I love having tea parties and I never made crumpets before. These look easy and a fun change from my usual scone.

Elisabeth said...

Claudia-You really went out of your way to make this memorable tea party for such a tremendous cause.
I would love to come and join you for your tea party. Yumm!

Joanne said...

Beautiful job. That tea party would be a huge hit in my house. What fun!

Magic of Spice said...

Now this is a tea party...where is my invite :)

My Little Space said...

OMG claudia, am I invited ? I don't care and I'm coming over right now. hahaha... Frankly, we women need a constant check up now & then. We never know! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying your day.
Blessings, Kristy

Joy said...

Everything looks lovely.

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

What a fantastic tea party spread, Claudia! Wowza! I hope you win the Foodbuzz tea party contest Top 9! You've got my vote!!

Marlis said...

Lovely tea! Love all the scrumptious morsels. Learned something too about crumpets! Thanks for dropping in with your kind comments.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a wonderful cause, Claudia! Love your crumpets. YUMMY!
Yvonne

Snap said...

great cause and wonderful tea and crumpets!

The Tablescaper said...

I wasn't aware of Kelly's tea party. I went and visited. Thanks so much for getting the word out. What a great cause. And you did so in such splendid style!

It's wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Beloved Green said...

I love the whole thing, and can I say, your tea cups are just adorable!

A little bit of everything said...

your tea party is so inviting. wonderful dishes. thanks for sharing Claudia

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