As promised on our Mother’s Day tea party
page here is the recipe for the tea puffs. You will find them both easy to make and delicious. Your friends will be asking you to share how you made these. That’s a compliment and be ready to share you recipes for tea party food.
Tea Party Recipes
We call them "tea puffs" because they can be filled with savory, as well as, sweet fillings.
This can make 12 large puffs or 24 small puffs.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.
Place butter, salt and water in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves the side of pan. Place over medium low heat and beat with wooden spoon about 2 minutes. Add eggs and mix well. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the pan. Mixture should be thick, smooth and shiny and hold its shape when lifted up by spoon.
Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a ½ inch star tip (for large puffs) and pipe onto baking sheets in 1 ¼ inch rounds, spacing the puffs 1 ½ inch apart. Use a smaller tip for smaller size puffs.
Bake at 450 F for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 400 F and cook 25 minutes longer. Cool on rack.
These can be made ahead of time and frozen unfilled. To thaw, place frozen “tea puffs” on a baking sheet and set in cold oven. Turn oven on at 375 degrees F and bake for 10 minutes.
Chicken Salad filling for "Tea Puffs"
Mix together and refrigerate. Can be made a day ahead of time. May fill puffs by cutting a hole in top to spoon in filling. Puffs may be filled a several hours ahead of time.
Almond Cream filling for "Tea Puffs"
Beat whipping cream with mixer until soft peaks form. Set aside. Prepare the instant vanilla with the milk. Add in almond extract. Gently fold pudding mixture into whipping cream.
To fill “tea puffs” spoon Almond cream filling into a pastry bag fitted with a ¼ inch plain tip. Press tip into base of each puff and pipe in some of the filling; do not overfill. Arrange “tea puffs” on individual plates or a large platter and serve.
More tea party food
Afternoon Tea Fruit Salad
Place prepared fruit into an attractive bowl and pour tea mixture over fruit. Chill for 1 hour.
In a saucepan, combine the brewed tea and sugar and bring to a boil over moderately high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let cool. Transfer the syrup to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Try these tea party recipes on for size and see if they aren't just your cup of tea.
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