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Let's Have A Cuppa

It's time for tea time treats, my dears. Please come to afternoon tea (virtual) here at four o'clock on Thursday Afternoon 11 October - when I will close this thread.
The kettle is on and the china teapot has been warmed with boiling water for just a minute or two. Tea is measured - one teaspoon per person and one for the pot.

SUGARED MINT LEAVES
- lightly brush dry leaves with beaten egg white and dip into granulated sugar. Place on rack to dry in a warmish place.

CUCUMBER SANDWICHES
- thinly sliced cucumber on buttered white bread. I like to add a dash of hot mustard powder (Coleman's) to the softened butter.

what will you bring to the tea table, please?

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  1. Orange Madeleines, and (since it's you) love.

    1. I made some Scottish oatcakes yesterday, so I'll bring those.

      1. Afternoon tea is not afternoon tea unless there's scones and strawberry jam. I'll bring them on the assumption that others will know there has to be other sandwiches than just cucumber and will bring the expected ham & mustard and smoked salmon.

        1. In my basket will be Smoked Salmon Sandwiches on Pumpernickel, Goat Cheese and Watercress Tea Sandwiches, and my favorite Chicken Curry Tea Sandwiches. Someone else can bring the ham and mustard...

          Thank you for the invitation.

            1. re: rasputina

              I'm with you. On the rare occasion I can steal away for a cuppa I take the opportunity to go big or go home. Hot cup of strong Irish tea. Digestive biscuits, cheese, ham and pickle.

              1. re: JungMann

                Cannot wait until tea time on Thursday. I'm having that hot cup of Irish tea with biscuits, cheese, ham and pickle this afternoon.