We had organised it so that everyone invited would bring something along...a pot luck tea party! It was, of course, a great excuse to use my tea set...and a fantastic way to while away a Sunday afternoon.
My contribution was a platter of savouries...my mum's artichoke bites (recipe widely available), small egg salad sandwiches, David Lebovitz's Gougeres, and tomato and basil puffs. I had halved both the artichoke and gougere recipe and in the end I wished I hadn't...they were both so perfectly savoury I wished I had left overs.
This was a seriously perfect pot luck Afternoon Tea...we had the savouries, and then large fresh fruit scones (with all the trimmings) followed by rhubarb and cream cheesecake, bakewell tarts, Malteser traybake and my Scandinavian apricot sponge cake.
To finish I picked up some shortbread moustaches from Pinnies and Poppyseeds a local shortbread biscuit producer. We needed something a little bit masculine...our friend is expecting a wee boy. Not only were these mos a little bit of fun, they were being sold to raise money for Movember...bonus.
Check out my friend Alison's blog for pics of all the goodies...I was too busy making and pouring tea to snap any decent pics.