This past weekend I threw a tea party for my Grandmom. Just a small one, family and some of my Mom's friends. My Grandmom of course was a party pooper at first and that's why there weren't any of her friends. But I have to say I got her this time and she had a wonderful time. There was tea, little finger sandwiches, cakes, cookies and lot's ladies chattering. I must say that the biggest hits (and I must share because you must have the recipes) were the Chai tea - made by Andrew, the shortbread cookies (me) and the biggest hit the pineapple upside down cake made by my lovely assistant - Megan. It's great to have great friends. You see, I'm not a baker or shall we say I haven't had much luck with things that rise. Pizza I can do but that's it. Oh what would I do without my Mego. Oh and Simply Recipes!
A thank you gift for Megan hopefully she hasn't tuned in yet to this blog.
Andrew's Chai Tea
* note most of the time we don't even use the tea - just water.
Makes one quart (that's four cups)
2 cups milk
2 cups black tea, green tea or just water
1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
1/2 tsp pepper corns
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp sugar
milk and tea/water in a sauce pan with all the spices bring to a simmer and cook, stirring for about 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
P.s. Notice no tea party pictures?? Well, silly me forgets the camera. Can you believe it?!