It’s not every day we get to indulge in a tea party so why not make use of this isolation period to relish in a homemade afternoon tea session?
Nothing says “luxury living” better than a mid-day indulgence in dainty delectables and sweet treats. Even though we may not be able to gather with our friends for a scrumptious afternoon tea, it’s still possible for you to create your own version of a remote tea party with your friends.
If you’re feeling defeated with the thought of having to create a three-tier treat, don’t! There are many simple recipes out there you can follow to whip up a nice selection of sweet and savory bites to enjoy with your girlfriends over a group video call. Put your baking and cooking skills to the test and throw a delightful tea party now.
1. Raspberry Hotcakes
2 medium eggs
125g natural cottage cheese
3 tablespoon caster sugar
75ml whole milk
60g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
100ml creamy yogurt
1. Put the cottage cheese in a sieve and leave to drain for 10 minutes.
2. Set aside 75g raspberries and put the remainder in a small saucepan with two tablespoon of sugar and one tablespoon of water. Gently heat until the sugar has melted and the raspberries start to bubble. Squash the raspberries gently with a fork, then set aside.
3. Press the cottage cheese through the sieve into a bowl then add the remaining sugar and the egg yolks. Beat with a wooden spoon, then mix in the milk.
4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
5. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
6. Fold a heaped tablespoon of the egg whites into the main mixture to lighten it, then fold in the remaining egg whites and raspberries.
7. Heat a frying pan, add a little butter to coat the base, then drop a large tablespoon of the batter per hotcake into the pan, making three to four at a time.
8. Cook for two minutes over a low heat, then carefully turn them over and cook the other side.
9. Serve straight away with the warm raspberry sauce and creamy yogurt.