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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 04:40:00 AM »
sounds perfect!

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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 07:31:29 AM »
That looks delish.  I too agree with offering a non sweet dressing for those that may prefer it. 

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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 10:08:12 AM »
Sounds delicious!
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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 10:27:12 AM »
Your menu is perfection.  :) 

Do you share recipes? I would love to try to make persimmon spice cake. It sounds so exotic!

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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 10:31:25 AM »
Oh, I thought it was perfect but then someone mentioned clotted cream which would be perfect plus perfect. I have never found clotted cream in north america, but there is a "Devon cream" that is found in a jar near whipping cream. Or if you are ambitious, you can make clotted cream by baking whipping cream overnight.

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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 11:18:53 AM »
Oh, I thought it was perfect but then someone mentioned clotted cream which would be perfect plus perfect. I have never found clotted cream in north america, but there is a "Devon cream" that is found in a jar near whipping cream. Or if you are ambitious, you can make clotted cream by baking whipping cream overnight.
Mascarpone with whipping cream also gives a good aproximation to clotted cream
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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 12:38:24 PM »
Apparently Whole Foods sells clotted cream by its other name Devonshire cream.

I wonder if you might want to go all the way and use delicate bone china cups and saucers? It seems to me that I have seen them (not in a set, though) at thrift stores for not much money. That may be too much, but if not I think it would be fun to have different cups/saucers with the delicate flower patterns that are traditional.

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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2013, 12:38:45 PM »
Oh, I thought it was perfect but then someone mentioned clotted cream which would be perfect plus perfect. I have never found clotted cream in north america, but there is a "Devon cream" that is found in a jar near whipping cream. Or if you are ambitious, you can make clotted cream by baking whipping cream overnight.

What sort of oven temp?
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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2013, 12:51:52 PM »
Apparently Whole Foods sells clotted cream by its other name Devonshire cream.

I wonder if you might want to go all the way and use delicate bone china cups and saucers? It seems to me that I have seen them (not in a set, though) at thrift stores for not much money. That may be too much, but if not I think it would be fun to have different cups/saucers with the delicate flower patterns that are traditional.

I've been collecting antique willow ware china for a few years now and finally have enough to serve this group on my lunch and dessert plates along with the tea set. I don't have quite enough soup bowls yet, so thank goodness soup is not a traditional accompaniment to afternoon tea!

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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2013, 02:39:13 PM »
It sounds like it's going to be a delightful party, mbbored. Please let us know how it goes.

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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 02:44:59 PM »
It sounds lovely! (& I speak as a Brit!)
I suspect 'Devon cream' might be clotted cream- if not, extra-thick double cream might make a workable solution.
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 06:18:21 PM »
Your menu is perfection.  :) 

Do you share recipes? I would love to try to make persimmon spice cake. It sounds so exotic!

I used James Beard's persimmon bread recipe, substituting cinnamon for nutmeg.

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2005/11/persimmon-bread/

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Re: Lunch Time Tea
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2013, 03:56:45 PM »
Lovely!  I love high tea, and yes your menu sounds very traditonal and delightful.