Thursday, July 30, 2015

Afternoon Tea at the Beach

There is a beautiful small house not too far from the beach that has been converted into a boutique and several tea rooms.  The boutique carries all cute things in white and the tea rooms are decorated in about fifty shades of whites.

The tea rooms are elegant with linen table clothes and napkins with lace.  It is sophisticated according my granddaughter, yet it is "beachy".

It it is a place where ladies and matrons in flip flops may have their afternoon teas, soup and sandwiches.  My granddaughter and I got all gussied up for this outing.  We had matching open toed wedges with silvery tops that showed off our painted toe nails.

We had a large pot of tea and the waitperson poured us the first cups to prevent us from spilling on the beautiful old linen.  Soon thereafter, she brought us crackers with a cranberry cream brulee.

The main course consisted of various sandwiches such as cucumber sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, and chicken salad sandwiches.  Strawberries, slices of cucumbers, and oranges quarters were also served.

In addition, we also had dessert with the sweetest layered cake and the best warm scones with Devonshire Cream.

To make a Mock Devonshire Cream, use the following ingredients:

1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of sour cream

Beat together the cream, sugar, and extract until stiff.  Fold in the sour cream. Refrigerate.  Served with warm scones, fresh fruit, and enjoy it.

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