We had Jac’s niece and nephew over for an afternoon, and Jac thought it would be fun to have afternoon tea. She baked scones and assembled other sweet and savoury goodies, made frothy cold chocolate milk for the kids and a pot of English breakfast tea for her and me.
There were sausage rolls, hot from the oven, served with tomato sauce. Sorry, I didn’t take note of the brand – they were frozen party sausage rolls from the supermarket.
Jac loves an excuse to bring out the three-tiered platter and rather enjoyed arranging the sweet afternoon tea goodies on it. I think a three-tiered platter loaded with delicious little things to eat always makes an afternoon tea seem even more luxurious and like a special treat.
We’d bought a selection of mini tarts La Galette de France at Subiaco Markets: strawberry and custard tarts, chocolate tarts, chocolate-topped profiteroles filled with chocolate mousse, and everyone’s favourite, lemon curd tarts.
We also had Iced VoVo biscuits and lumberjack cake. An Iced VoVo biscuit consists of a plain sweet biscuit with two strips of pink icing on top and a strip of strawberry jam down the middle, all dusted with desiccated coconut. It is not a triple decker sandwich biscuit as it may appear to be in the photo below – Jac served them up in stacks of three biccies. She spotted the lumberjack cake at a supermarket recently was instantly intrigued and bought it. It’s very sweet, moist, dense and coconutty. Not Quite Nigella has featured a recipe for lumberjack cake with maple butterscotch coconut topping.
This was the first time Jac had ever made scones! They turned out pretty well – though she may have baked them a tad too long. :)
The scones were delicious with lashings of fresh cream and strawberry jam.
We had fun and enjoyed it very much. Though I think Max was more interested in playing Wii than sitting down to afternoon tea with the “girls”. :)
More afternoon teas at home
- Afternoon tea with siblings, nieces and chihuahuas
- Mum’s birthday afternoon tea
- Afternoon tea
- Family afternoon tea
- September birthdays afternoon tea