Here are a couple of super easy recipes for afternoon tea or when you invite a few friends over. Add a salad and it even makes a great menu for lunch gathering. These are super easy semi-homemade recipes, and I swear that it took me less than 2 hours to make all of the food for my gathering of about 10 women. My measurements are missing, I eyeball everything – and that’s part of the appeal of these shabby chic and easy afternoon tea recipes. The pies and the quiche are made with ready made pie dough, which I really don’t care for – but it cuts down time, and it’s so much easier. Same goes with cupcakes – use the boxed versions only in extreme need of doing something fast & easy, but read my trick how to make them taste like you whipped them yourself. PINK TURKEY CROISSANTS Cranberry or lingonberry jelly (or canned whole cranberries) Mayo Croissants Turkey Mix jelly or canned cranberries with mayo for pink mayo. Split the croissants in half and spread with pink mayo, add turkey and the top. Alternative: use tortilla wraps. HAM QUICHE ready pie dough 1 leak 1 cup of chopped sandwich ham 1 1/2 grated swiss cheese pepper 1 tea spoon paprika powder 3-4 eggs 2 cups of whipping cream Chop the leaks and boil it until tender, drain the water. Use a high pie plate and place the pie dough on the bottom. Add drained leaks, cup of chopped ham and top with grated cheese. Whip 3-4 eggs, add 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and mix, mix in pepper and paprika powder and pour the mixture in the quiche pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes. BLUEBERRY PIE 1 ready made pie dough 1 quart of blueberries 1/2 cup sugar (divided) 2 table spoons bread crumbs 1/2 sour cream 8 oz Neufchâtel cheese 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar Roll out the pie dough and press it into a pie plate. Wash and drain the blueberries. Add them on the bottom of the pie. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of plain bread crumbs. In a medium mixing bowl mix eggs, sour cream, Neufchâtel cheese (or cream cheese), rest of the sugar and the vanilla sugar, mix with electric mixer on medium. Pour into the pie plate on the top of the blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. PINK CUPCAKES This is ridiculously easy to even post… We mixed strawberry cake mix & vanilla cake mix and instead of water, used milk and added some vanilla sugar. The frosting was real whipped cream with Nestle strawberry Nesquick, and again.. you guessed it, vanilla sugar. (I love vanilla sugar).
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