Party at the Tea Factory!

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Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Butterfly Tuiles

Gone are the days of booze filled house parties…I opted for a more civilized affair of a Sunday afternoon tea to celebrate my move to Oxford. After taming my imagination (I had to remember that my guests may find my experimental baking a bit too odd) I got down to some industrious baking. After about 4 hrs of solid baking, the house smelt amazing but I was all hot & flustered by the heat of the oven.

The menu:

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Wheat-Free & Low Sugar Chocolate Beetroot Brownies with cream cheese frosting & matcha tuile biscuits

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Cucumber Sandwhiches,  Mini Muffins (shop bought) and Ginger Marmalade & Strawberry Jam Tartlets

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GF Matcha Mulberry Cupcakes and GF Lemon Curd Cupcakes

and gingerbread people…

A few friends came round bearing delicious home baked cookies & we sat around chatting whilst drinking pots of tea. Gingerbread decorating came later on in the afternoon, here are the results!

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One response to “Party at the Tea Factory!

  1. Those gingerbread men look so great! The tea party was fun, certainly not, as Alice said, the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!

    `Once upon a time there were three little sisters,’ the Dormouse began in a great hurry; `and their names were Elsie, Lacie, and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well–‘

    `What did they live on?’ said Alice, who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking.

    `They lived on treacle,’ said the Dormouse, after thinking a minute or two.

    `They couldn’t have done that, you know,’ Alice gently remarked; `they’d have been ill.’

    `So they were,’ said the Dormouse; `VERY ill.’

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