My birthday – family afternoon tea

We went to family afternoon tea on Easter Sunday and celebrated my birthday. Everyone cooked something for the meal.

My younger sister Juji made party sausage rolls. Lots of them!

Sausage rolls

The last time Juji made these, our little niece Ruby ate heaps of them. Juji made even more this time because not only is Ruby older with a bigger appetite, we now have her baby sister Zoe to eat them too! And boy, did they eat them! These mini sausage rolls were a perfect bite-size and extremely moreish.

Sausage rolls close-up

Jac and I made chicken nuggets, which we served with barbecue sauce and chilli sauce.

Chicken nuggets with barbecue and chilli sauces

We used chunks of thigh meat and breast meat. The crispy coating was out of a box – Unifood brand “Kentucky” seasoning. My brother (Ruby and Zoe’s dad) was very pleased to see the chicken nuggets. He loves chicken, even more than me, if you can believe that! He’s had the nickname Chicken Boy ever since he was a little boy. :)

Chicken nuggets with barbecue and chilli sauces - close-up

Mum made char siu (Chinese barbecue pork), served hot from the oven. Juji chopped the char siu into chunks. They looked shiny and juicy and smelled fantastic.

Char siu

The char siu tasted as good as it looked – it was succulent and finger-sucking good.

Char siu close-up

Char siu close-up

My eldest sister CW made three kinds of sandwiches – ham, cucumber dipped in white wine vinegar, and hard-boiled egg, all on soft white bread with the crusts cut off. :) The hard-boiled egg ones were my favourite.

Sandwiches - ham, cucumber, egg

My plate, round one – one of each kind of sandwich, two pieces of char siu, a chicken nugget and a sausage roll.

My plate

After all the savoury food had been eaten, it was time for cake.

My sister-in-law Ange had made a pineapple upside-down cake for my birthday cake and Ruby helped! Ange tells us Ruby loves to cook and is a fantastic little helper in the kitchen – among other tasks, she helped lay the pineapple rings on top of the cake. :)

Pineapple upside-down cake

The pineapple rings were caramelised, soft and syrupy. The cake smelled sweet and buttery. Butter and baked pineapple together make a most delicious smell!

Pineapple upside-down cake close-up

The cake was lovely and moist. Mum and Dad split the leftovers with Jac and me. :D

Pineapple upside-down cake close-up - cut

Thanks again, everyone, for all your birthday wishes here at the blog, on Twitter and at Facebook. :) I had a great birthday long weekend. As you have seen, it involved a decent amount of eating. :D

TFP’s birthday 2010 posts

Here’s the full list of my 2010 birthday posts, in reading order:

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