söndag 10 maj 2009

Sunday-Night Tea

Table laid for Sunday-Night Tea.
Five=o'clock Tea.
  • Tea.
  • Candied ox-heart cherries.
  • Slices of lemon.
  • Boiling water.
Method.—Fill the tea-ball half full with tea, put the ball into the cup, with a cherry or a slice of lemon, and pour boiling water over them; remove the ball when the tea is of the desired strength.
Celery Sandwiches.
Chop crisp celery very fine and mix with salad dressing. Spread one piece of bread with butter, the other with a thin layer of the mixture. With a sharp knife split open the round stems of celery tips and put them between the bread, so that the tips will just show on the edges. Tie with narrow ribbon, light-green in color.
Fig Sandwiches.
Chop one-fourth a pound of figs very fine, add one-fourth a cup of water, and cook to a smooth paste; add, also, one-third a cup of almonds, blanched, chopped very fine and pounded to a paste with a little rose-water, also the juice of half a lemon. When cold spread the mixture upon lady-fingers or cakelets, white or yellow, press another above the mixture, and serve upon a handsome doylie-covered plate. Raisins, dates or marmalade may be used in the place of the figs. The marmalade, of course, requires no cooking. Bread may be used in the place of the cake.
From "Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties, With Fifty Illustrations of Original Dishes", 1909 by Janet McKenzie Hill

1 kommentar:

  1. I love tea-time, anytime. And I love your menu. Beautiful photo too.