Wednesday’s Specials: How to Host the Perfect Tea Party

Project Fairytale: The Perfect Tea Party

Project Fairytale: The Perfect Tea Party

Tips from Australian cook David Herbert for the perfect tea party : “There are no rules when hosting a tea party — as host, you can set your own. Guests can sit, stand, wander in the garden or congregate around the kitchen table. Serve as little or as much as you want. I always start with a savoury course such as crab or chicken sandwiches and warm cheese scones then follow with a couple of simple cakes. Or just serve one delicious cake, some fine tea and lots of champagne!”

Project Fairytale: The Perfect Tea Party

“I usually make a cake the night before and ice it on the day. Get as much done as you can the day before; arranging the flowers, ironing the cloth and napkins, ensuring there’s enough cutlery.”

Project Fairytale: The Perfect Tea Party

“For those who don’t do cake, big bowls of strawberries and cherries are delicious (and teamed in small glasses or bowls with cream and meringue, as a sort of impromptu Eton mess, work wonders).”

Project Fairytale: The Perfect Tea Party

“Buy a variety of tea leaves and have plenty of hot water available. I usually fill the kettle as well as having a large saucepan of boiling water on the stove. As well as tea, a glass of champagne, a highball of Pimm’s (with fresh mint, cucumber and orange slices) and, for those not drinking, a large jug of elderflower cordial are all perfect.”

Project Fairytale: The Perfect Tea Party

“Don’t try something too complicated — remember it’s about having fun.”

“Don’t panic if something goes wrong with your baking — a dusting of icing sugar will cover a host of mistakes.”

Have FUN!

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