A Homemade easy Mothers Day afternoon Tea

Hey lovelies,

So what does mammy really want for Mothers day?

Top of my list would be a lie in!

Give me diamonds, give me gold, give me a lie-in, now that is gold dust.

And just imagine while I was having my lie in, Daddy and little missy was downstairs organizing a little afternoon tea.

With that in mind, I’ve put together this really easy afternoon tea.

So easy daddy and the kidos can put it together, while mammy has her rest.

(or if all else fails make the pastries and muffins ahead and leave the mini sambos to the rest of the clan on Mothers day.)

As always all the ingredients can be sourced in your local budget supermarket, and what looks like a show stopper is so easy to put together.

This can also be used time and time again to impress guests, if you have a little book club, even add some prosecco for an evening in with the girls!

I can wait to see how you get on with this one and Happy Mothers day Mamas x

Jolene x x x


Sandwiches

Cucumber squares

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of white slice pan cut into little squares
  • cucumber
  • mayonnaise

Method

Cut your sliced pan into little 4cm squares

Slice your cucumber into the same size squares as your bread

Give each bread square a little smear of mayonnaise and place 2 slices of cucumber in the middle.

Cajun chicken rolly polys

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of white sliced pan
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of creme fraiche
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of cajun seasoning
  • 4 roasted red pepper (from a jar) cut into squares (optional)

Method

Cut your crusts off the bread

slice red pepper to the same size as the bread

Into a small bowl add shredded chicken and cajun spice and give a mix

roll bread flat with a rolling pin and top with roasted pepper

add a smear of cajun chicken

roll up like a mini swiss roll and cut into slices with a sharp knife

Eggy circles

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of sliced pan bread
  • 2 eggs
  • a tablespoon of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of creme fraiche

Method

Use a shot glass to cut out your bread

boil eggs

when boiled mash and mix the egg with Creme Fraiche and some freshly snipped parsley

season with salt and pepper

Add a teaspoon of egg mixture to the make your little sandwich rounds.

Pasterys and mini muffins

Sugar pastry hearts

Ingredients

1/2 sheet puff pastry (use the other half for the lemon drizzle swirls)

1 tablespoon of caster sugar
2 tablespoons of butter (melted)

Method
brush the ½ rectangular sheet of puff pastry with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and sprinkle with caster sugar
Starting with the shortest edges, roll up each side until the rolls meet in the center.
Refrigerate rolled dough for around 15 minutes so its easy to cut into slices
Preheat oven to 180c.
With a sharp knife, gently cut the roll into slices
Place slices cut side down with a good inch apart on a prepared baking tray
Pinch the bottom edge of each slice to form a heart shape.
Drizzle hearts with the remainder 1 tablespoon of melted butter and a final sprinkle of sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes. serve with a light dusting of icing sugar.

Chocolate mini muffins

Ingredients
95g self-raising flour
20g Cocoa powder
115g butter
115g caster sugar
2 eggs
A hand full chocolate chips

Method
Preheat oven 180c
Sift flour and cocoa powder
Add butter, sugar, and eggs
With an electric hand, whisk give a good mix
stir in chocolate chips
Line a mini muffin tin cases
Fill each case half full with mixture
Bake on the middle shelf for 15 to 20 mins

Mini lemon swirls

Ingredients
½ sheet puff pastry
2 tablespoons of lemon curd jam
1 tablespoon of melted butter
Icing drizzle (2 tablespoons of water to 4 tablespoons of icing sugar)
A little grated lemon rind

Method
Spread lemon curd jam all over the pastry
Roll it up (just like a swiss roll)
Place in the fridge for 15 minutes
Slice and add to the sugar hearts on the baking tray
Pour over a tablespoon of melted butter
And bake at 180c for 20 minutes
Wait until they cool a little and drizzle with icing
Top with a grating of lemon rind

And that’s it!! easy peasy eh…

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Thanks for all the love and support,

Jolene x

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