It is Tea Tuesday again and we are celebrating with Donna at Coming Home and others....
Here is the recipe for Mock Devonshire Cream to go with the Scone recipe I posted last Tuesday.
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2-3 heaping tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
Whisk sour and whipping cream together in small bowl. Pour into a glass jar and seal. Leave the mixture on the counter overnight. The morning of tea, put the jar in frig. (refrig. life is 2 wks)
If you like a sweet cream, add the powdered sugar before pouring into the glass jar the eve before. Serve on scones, cobblers or other fruity desserts-YUM!
Last week it was like early summer, with high temps, Azaleas blooming and Bluebirds looking to see which birdhouse to nest in our back yard. Now it has been raining for 3 days and temps in the upper 30's. It seems winter has returned.
So I sip tea and dream of the warm days coming back. I covered my Zucchini sprouts with another flower pot to keep it from cringing in the cold!
What could be more comforting than a nice cup of tea with friends??
Interesting Tea facts:
LOW TEA is also called afternoon tea . It is called low tea because it was served on low tables beside one's chair. Made with real tea, never a tea bag.
HIGH TEA is served with a meal, and you can have meat dishes as well as the sweets served with tea.
LIGHT TEA is a version of afternoon tea and is a treat with scones, sweets and choice of tea.
FULL TEA is a 4-course tea with sandwichies, scones, sweets, dessert and choice of tea. The finger sandwich is what separates this from the light tea serving.
When I was a small girl, my parents let me have a watered down version of green tea made from loose green tea leaves with sugar and milk. Often this was enjoyed at lunch time with a sandwich and my favorite with green tea was Tuna Fish salad sandwiches. I still love green tea but mostly use tea bags now. Over the weekend my grown granddaughter who is in college now, came over and we shared a cup of tea together--good times to remember...
And in High School my friend would have me come for lunch and her mother would make us buttered cucumber sandwiches--I love them to this day!
Be sure to visit Donna at "Comin' Home" for Tuesday Tea and see links to others who share on Tuesdays.
Thank you for visiting and do come over for tea again soon! We love your company.
My heart to yours...