Wednesday, February 2, 2011

B and T Day

We were recently invited to an English High Tea to celebrate 'Mum's' birthday.  Our niece, Willie Traeger, is home for awhile after having spent 6 months in London.  She was interning for a famous fashion designer after graduating from Parsons The New School For Design.  She wanted to honor her Grandma Phyllis with a birthday party.  She thought it would be jolly fun to make it a High Tea to show those of us who have not had the privilege to attend one in London how it is done.

We were met with a table full of English inspired treats.

We learned that the food is traditionally served in 3 tiers, and that you begin with a savory food from the bottom tier.  We were served 2 different types of finger sandwiches made with whole-grain breads, cucumber, peaches, imported ham, and cheeses.

The middle tier held cranberry-orange scones served with clotted cream and cornmeal-feta mini-muffins.

And, then after eating our way to the top tier, the sweets awaited us looking like little, delicious jewels.  There were pomegranate macaroons with a mocha ganache, pistachio macaroons with a white chocolate, blueberry filling, and pretty little key lime tarts with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

And, of course, it was all served with a special tea.

Willie, with help from her 'Mum' who is our sister, Dallas, made all the food and all the pretty decorations.  Everyone had a very special day as it had been some time since all the cousins had been together.  It was a special birthday for Mom, too.  Thanks so much to Willie for bringing a taste of London to Montana.

Susan and Sally  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it was a very special day with four generations of girls!!