Strawberry tea with the ladies

Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon sipping tea and eating delicious goodies all in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The lovely Scandilicious hosted the event at her flat for a gaggle of girlie food lovers (and a few boys for good measure).

We had strawberries, cherries and raspberries.

Pimms and a wide choice of Rare Tea Lady’s finest teas.

Sour cream chocolate cake, scones sweet and savoury.

And jams and clotted creams of course.

Lots of it had been donated by generous suppliers and much of it had been made by Scandilicious own demon baking hands.

And Alex had brought us some of her strawberry topped fairy cakes.

It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon chatting and drinking and eating.

And raising money for an important cause.

Why not hold your own Strawberry tea for Breast Cancer Care?

You can see Scandilicious own post with a list of the companies who kindly donated ingredients here.

Cream tea for one

Last week I made scones for the first time in years.

I made them because I wanted to have cream tea.

I wanted to have cream tea because I had some Roddas Clotted Cream.

And some of Humbers Homemade wonderful raspberry jam.

And some rather lovely Darjeeling First flush from Rare Tea Company.

Here it is:



As you can see I tried the cream and jam both ways up, cream first and jam first. 

The latter won. Because the other way up the jam overpowers the cream but with jam first you can taste both jam and cream in perfect harmony.

I might make scones a little more often.