Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea

Princesses at tea
I was just a little girl, but I remember watching Princess Di's fairy tale wedding on TV with my mom and sisters.  We weren't up at 4AM to watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate; but my girls and I and a dear friend did don big hats and pearls and watched internet clips last night.  Then we sat down to a tea party (for dinner!)  The food wasn't 100% British.  But it was absolutely delicious.  Here's what we ate:

Radish and thick butter teas sandwiches with Union Jack toothpick flags
Pimento Cheese on white bread sandwiches
Tea with crumpets
Crumpetts with Lemon Curd Napa Cabbage and fennel salad with lemon vinaigrette
Prince Williams Imposter Biscuit Cake (we didn't have time to make the cake, so spread tea biscuits with Nutella)
Strawberries and brown sugar
Ginger tea
A sunset orange cocktail of Tanqueray's London Dry Gin with a splash of fresh orange juice and a drop of Angostura bitters

One final note, the crumpets were amazing; even though we accidentally added the baking soda with all the other dry ingredients - instead later with the milk.  Any Brit would've recognized them as a homemade crumpets:  Golden and chewy on one side and spongy and blond on the other side with holes (similar to English muffins) throughout.  Warm and spread with butter, they were royally delicious.
Imposter Prince William's Biscuit Cake and crumpets with strawberries
Royal Cocktail ingredients

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