We hosted a Pride & Prejudice Tea recently where a group of friends came over to watch the A&E/BBC Pride & Prejudice mini-series. We made tea sandwiches and a few sweets to tied us over during the long 5.5 hour show.
Dave baked two loaves of bread in a pullman loaf pan so that we’d have nice square slices of bread to make the tea sandwiches with. We had several different flavors of sandwiches including: egg salad with rocket (arugula), ham with havarti cheese and cucumber, cucumber and Cotswold cheese, and cheddar cheese with either tomato jam or mango chutney. All of the sandwiches turned out great and went really fast, faster than I was expecting!
For the sweets, I made Julia Child’s butter scones and served them with Devon clotted cream and homemade strawberry-rhubarb and bumbleberry jams, cranberry shortbread, and Empire biscuits. I had made the shortbread before, it’s a super easy recipe. I had also made the Empire biscuits previously, which I think turned out better than before. I had tried the butter scones before, but this was my first time making them. They also came together quite easily and were very tasty.
We had an assortment of teas out for people to try. The whole afternoon was lovely.