The wrap-up recipes and timetable of a true High Tea deluxe. No stress, no time pressure, just relax with these 6 delicious recipes.
When are you going to enjoy a high tea? At a time you have something to celebrate, or you want to put someone in the limelight or you just want to socialize while enjoying delicacies.
What you certainly don't feel like is to have a lot of stress, time pressure and not being ready on time. So therefore this wrap up and time table comes in handy.
How do I make a time schedule?
I always first write the recipes that I want to make. And then I will look at the shelf life and time that you need to prepare something. And of course you also keep it in mind at which time you need to de ready. You want a dinner ready around 4 pm (including table arrangement), but a high tea around 1 pm. And that works fine if you follow this schedule.
I always test it myself (including the table setting, as you can see on the attached photos) and I was almost ready early in the morning. Well, what do you do with your leftover time? Just relax with a cup of tea? (that's what I did)
Recipes and time table
- High tea de luxe: 4 sandwiches to impress
- High tea de luxe: grilled asparagus, Boursin and prosciutto appetizers
- High tea de luxe: vanille scones with blackberry, pear and champagne confiture
- High tea de luxe: Minced fruit pies
- High tea de luxe: macarons, 3 different ways
- High tea de luxe: Swiss roll
1 week in advance
- Make the minced fruit and put in the refrigerator to store (minced fruit pies)
- Make the blackberry, pear and champagne jam. Store in the refrigerator. If you sterilize everything properly, it can be stored for up to a year (vanilla scones with blackberry pear and champagne jam)
- Make the scone dough and cut out the round scones. Freeze the scones (unbaked) on a baking sheet, separate from each other and put them in a plastic bag when they are completely frozen. Extend the baking time by 2 to 4 minutes just before the high tea. (vanilla scones with blackberry pear and champagne jam)
4 days in advance
- Make the macarons. Store them in the refrigerator until use. (macarons in 3 ways)
- Make the minced fruit pies and store them in an airtight container (minced fruit pies)
2 days in advance
- Make the cake and roll it up, after cooling you roll it in plastic foil (Swiss roll)
1 day in advance
- prepare the asparagus roll ups and keep them in the fridge. (4 types of sandwiches)
- make the filling for the chicken sandwich, smoked salmon sandwich and radish sandwich. Put the chicken filling in a piping bag with a large nozzle. Store all three fillings in the refrigerator. (4 types of sandwiches)
- make the filling for the Swiss roll and spread it over the cake. Roll the cake tightly and then wrap it in plastic foil. Store in the refrigerator. (Swiss roll)
- prepare the asparagus snacks, but do not bake them yet, and store them in the refrigerator until use (asparagus with Boursin and prosciutto)
High tea in the morning
- Optional: decorate the Swiss roll. (Swiss roll)
2 hours before the high tea
- Toast the raisin bread (4 types of sandwiches)
- Make the smoked salmon and radish sandwiches. Store in the refrigerator until use. (4 types of sandwiches)
- Also make the chicken sandwich. Keep cool. (4 types of sandwiches)
Half an hour before the high tea
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius and bake the scones for 22 to 24 minutes until done (vanilla scones with blackberry pear jam)
- Cover a baking sheet with baking paper and spread the asparagus on it. Bake the asparagus in the oven (180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes).