Help with an afternoon tea menu (including another quiche question)
OK, so not technically high tea, but I'm having around 7 friends over for coffee and cake on Friday. I'd like to serve one or two savory things for balance (I'm incapable of eating anything sweet without craving salty, and vice versa). One person attending is lacto-ovo vegeterian, and I served mini egg salad croissants last time.
I was thinking about serving the following:
-Coffee, assorted teas, homemade hot chocolate
-Mulled wine (?)
-MIL's banana bread muffins with cream cheese or chocolate glaze
-Mini quiche - Using puff pastry and a muffin tin. Would that work? Hoping to scale down this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
-Spiced mixed nuts / Veggie platter
-German Christmas cookies
Alternative to quiche: mini potato pancakes with apple sauce and sour cream. We are in Germany, after all.
Any recommendations? Has anyone had success using puff pastry and/or muffin tins for mini quiche?
Have you ever seen Croustades in the shops in germany? Crisp little cups for serving canapes in, they are perfect for quiche without the hassle of pastry. I did mini spinach quiches in them and they were yummy - need to be served fairly promptly tho. Another nice savoury item is gougeres. Also you could do little rosti with smoked salmon and herbed creme fraiche. Have a lovely tea!
I'm making Zimtsterne/Zimtplaetzchen. Full disclosure: I bought pre-fab refrigerated dough. I figured the first time I make them, I'd like to know approximately how they are supposed to taste. And since I'm making several other things, this is a concession I'm willing to make...
I have done potato kugel cut into 1" squares as an appetizer with sour cream and salmon and people were wild for them. It has the saem falvor profile as a potato pancake without the tedium of peparing dozens of silver dollar pancakes!