Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s the perfect time to plan a decadent and relaxing afternoon tea party. There’s no better way to get outside and enjoy the weather! To make sure everything turns out perfectly and that you can relax for the day, we picked our favorite afternoon tea recipes: an appetizer, a meal, and a dessert. After all, you can never have too much to eat.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 red onions, finely sliced
- 250g (8oz) filo pastry
- 100g (3 ½ oz) butter, melted (substitute coconut oil)
- 150g (5oz) goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
- In a large pan, heat the olive oil on very low heat and add the onion. Mix well and cook for 45 minutes until the onions are soft and change color.
- In another pan, melt the butter (coconut oil) and preheat the oven to 180 Celsius or 360 Fahrenheit.
- Unwrap the filo pastry and add one piece at a time to a large baking tray. Use a pastry brush to cover each piece in melted butter.
- Once all pieces are spread out, finish with a final coating of butter.
- Spread the onions and goat cheese onto the filo, leaving a small border. Top with thyme leaves.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the filo pastry is golden and crisp!
- 600g lamb mince
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- sunflower oil
- 10 mini wheat pita breads
- 200g pre-made tzatziki
- Lettuce, torn
- 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 190 Celsius or 375 Fahrenheit.
- Mix the lamb, garlic, cumin, and coriander using your hands. Shape into 20 small balls.
- Lightly grease a baking tray with sunflower oil and spread out the lamb balls, leaving space between each one.
- Cook for 15 minutes and then cool in the refrigerator.
- Set out the pita pockets, tzatziki, lettuce, and tomatoes on a plate. Allow your guests to make their own pita pockets.
Dessert: Apple Rose Tarts Recipe
- 1 red apple, cored and cut in half
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 80g ready-rolled, puff pastry
- 1 tablespoon jam, warmed
- Preheat oven to 200 Celsius or 400 Fahrenheit.
- In a small pot, heat four cups of water until boiling
- Slice the apple into very thin semicircles. Place each slice in a bowl with lemon juice and then cover with the boiling water. Leave for 3 minutes before draining and drying on a kitchen towel.
- On a lightly floured surface, cut the puff pastry in half, lengthwise, into 2 long rectangles. Brush both sides with jam.
- Place one piece of pastry horizontally. Arrange the apple semicircle on it, peel upwards and slightly above the top edge. Add more slices, in a line and overlapping each other slightly, until you reach the other end. Watch this video on YouTube.
- Fold the bottom edge of the pastry up and over the apple slices so it’s level with the top edge.
- Roll the pastry up from the short end and then put it in a cupcake tin. Repeat with the other piece of pastry.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.