Sunday, February 17, 2008
We had decided we wanted to do a white theme, but then white was a little too limiting, so we went with white and blue food. And by theme, I simply mean the food we made, not decor. Frankly, who needs decor with good looking food!
buttermilk scone recipe from Baking with Julia and added dried blueberries (from Whole Foods, so the only sweetener was apple juice) and lemon zest. Cucumber sandwiches were simple - flavored cream cheese with cucumbers. I need to be honest and say that I feel uncreative with these and need to experiment with more interesting tea sandwiches, however these fit the color theme.
When you talk about coconut cupcakes, it would almost be blasphemy to make a recipe other than Ina Garten's famous one. This version is about a double batch of the one I made. The cupcakes were great right out of the oven, a little dry the next day when I served them, but I heard reports that they were terrific later on. I did cook them longer than instructed, so I'm sure that's my fault, but I didn't want to serve gooey cupcakes!
This was similar to couer d'creme, and with blueberry sauce, delicious!
I had been waiting for an excuse to make these cream cheese penguins too, and they were so adorable!
I am on my way to a conference, so will post recipes, etc., at a later time.
Categories: Blueberry, Coconut, Cream, Cute, Cupcake, Scone, Tea, Tea Sandwiches
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