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Afternoon tea for 36 people

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Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 15:58:04

Tomorrow I am doing afternoon tea for 36 people it's like a little celebration for my auntie in law who is going back to oz Monday. All adults only child will be ds 7 months

Beef and horseradish
Any other sandwich fillings? will be appreciated


Home made jam
Clotted cream
Whipped double cream
Cream cheese

Earl grey
Coffee & decaf
Strawberry tea
Sparkling apple

I also need to make other cakes/buscuits to go with it, what do I make??? I have the following options or any suggestions welcome?

Lemon drizzle
Victoria sponge
Chocolate Victoria sponge

GastonsPomPomWrath Sat 23-Apr-16 16:07:28

Egg mayo and smoked salmon and cream cheese are usually on afternoon tea menus.

How about carrot or coffee and walnut cake?

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:09:26

Had forgot about carrot cake, I've only made it once before but will bake one tonight.
We've got smoked salmon in the fridge so will use that in the sandwiches as well

OrangeSquashTallGlass Sat 23-Apr-16 16:11:04


Cucumber and butter,
Smoked salmon and cream cheese,
Crab meat and mayo,
Brie and grape,
Egg mayo and cress,
Chicken (but in a chunky mix - is coronation chicken a step too far?),
Ham and mustard rather than plain ham,
Cheese I would do a cheese mix (like cheese and onion) or at least definitely grated not sliced,
Agree with the beef and horseradish.

And dainty finger style is better than triangles IMO.

CurlsLDN Sat 23-Apr-16 16:13:06

Please provide good salty butter for the cheese scones!

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:14:02

Orangesquashed has to be dainty finger style sandwiches for me too they are the best!
Will do mustard in with the ham.
I can do a few cheese and onion as well as plain cheese

MadSprocker Sat 23-Apr-16 16:14:22

Cucumber and cream cheese was an option I had recently at a cream tea, another veggie option, maybe? All sounds lovely. We also had mini profiteroles, much easier to make than you think, and easy to store, before filling.

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:15:09

Have good salty butter in as I love it on toast

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:16:14

Profiteroles now there's an idea << goes to google recipes>>

FernetBranca Sat 23-Apr-16 16:17:27

How about some homemade shortbread? It's a nice counterpoint to richer cakes and lovely with a cup of tea smile

FelicityR313 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:17:52

Salad sandwiches - chopped tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce, mixed together with mayo and a touch of salt.

gastropod Sat 23-Apr-16 16:19:17

Sounds incredible. I love afternoon tea!

Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches definitely. So much more than the sum of their parts :-)

Cake-wise, I'd do one plain (i.e. not iced - e.g. madeira or lemon drizzle), one iced (e.g. carrot), and one chocolate.

threeelephants Sat 23-Apr-16 16:20:36

Sounds obvious but you haven't mentioned actual ordinary tea! I wouldn't want earl grey or strawberry tea!

OrangeSquashTallGlass Sat 23-Apr-16 16:28:52

I'm Googling afternoon tea pictures now. I may have to live vicariously through you Pink, I want to host an afternoon tea!

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:28:56

Shortbread would be good for me although unfortunately I know a few of them don't like it.
I won't need normal tea they are all coffee or earl grey/ fruit tea drinkers.
Will do cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches as well

OrangeSquashTallGlass Sat 23-Apr-16 16:30:27

Although now am feeling a bit funny at the thought of afternoon tea without actual tea... <wibbles>

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:32:22

Orangesquash if you wanted some normal tea instead of earl grey or fruit I'd get some in for you

OrangeSquashTallGlass Sat 23-Apr-16 16:38:27

Ah thanks Pink smile

Dancingqueen17 Sat 23-Apr-16 16:50:45

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Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 17:25:47

I think I will do a tray bake of flapjacks then I can eat the leftover Monday and Tuesday I love flapjacks

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