Tea-rrific Treats for Dad: Delicious Ideas for Father’s Day Afternoon Tea

Tea-rrific Treats for Dad: Delicious Ideas for Father’s Day Afternoon Tea

Father’s Day is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing afternoon tea? Whether you’re hosting a tea party or simply looking for some delicious treats to surprise your dad, we’ve got you covered. From traditional tea sandwiches to indulgent desserts, here are some tea-rrific treats to make this Father’s Day extra special.

Heading 1: Traditional Tea Sandwiches

First up, we have the classic tea sandwich. These dainty finger sandwiches are perfect for an afternoon tea and can be made with a variety of fillings. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Heading 2: Cucumber and Cream Cheese

– 8 slices of white bread
– 1 large cucumber
– 4 oz cream cheese
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
– Salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel and thinly slice the cucumber.
2. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and dill until well combined.
3. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto each slice of bread.
4. Top half of the bread slices with the sliced cucumber.
5. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
6. Top with the remaining bread slices and trim off the crusts.
7. Cut the sandwiches into small triangles or rectangles and serve.

Heading 2: Egg Salad

– 8 slices of whole wheat bread
– 4 hard-boiled eggs, mashed
– 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
– 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 2 leaves of bibb lettuce

1. In a bowl, combine the mashed eggs, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well mixed.
2. Lay out the slices of bread and place a lettuce leaf on each slice.
3. Spoon the egg salad mixture over the lettuce, spreading it evenly.
4. Top with another slice of bread and trim off the crusts.
5. Cut the sandwiches into small squares or rectangles and serve.

Heading 1: Savory Bites

If your dad prefers something more substantial, these savory bites are delicious and easy to make. Whether you prefer meat or vegetarian options, there’s something for everyone.

Heading 2: Sausage Rolls

– 1 lb pork sausage
– 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, thawed
– 1 egg, beaten

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Roll out the puff pastry sheets and cut them lengthwise into 4 strips each.
4. Divide the sausage into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a log.
5. Place a sausage log on each strip of pastry and roll the pastry around the sausage.
6. Cut each log into 4 pieces.
7. Brush each piece with beaten egg and place on the prepared baking sheet.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the sausage is cooked through.
9. Serve warm.

Heading 2: Mini Quiches

– 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, thawed
– 4 eggs
– 1 cup heavy cream
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
– 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon or sautéed spinach

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
3. Roll out the puff pastry sheets and cut them into circles large enough to line the muffin cups.
4. Fit each pastry circle into a muffin cup and trim off any excess pastry.
5. Beat the eggs and cream together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
6. Divide the cheese and bacon or spinach evenly among the pastry cups.
7. Pour the egg mixture over the fillings, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the egg mixture is set and the pastry is golden brown.
9. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Heading 1: Indulgent Desserts

No afternoon tea would be complete without some sweet treats. These indulgent desserts are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Heading 2: Lemon Bars

– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
– 4 eggs
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– Powdered sugar for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
3. In a bowl, mix together the flour and powdered sugar.
4. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5. Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown.
7. Meanwhile, mix together the eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, flour, and baking powder.
8. Pour the mixture over the baked crust and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until set.
9. Let cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar and cutting into squares.

Heading 2: Chocolate Truffles

– 1 cup heavy cream
– 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
– 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
– Cocoa powder for dusting

1. In a small saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat until it begins to steam.
2. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate and butter.
3. Let sit for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has melted.
4. Stir the mixture until smooth and let cool to room temperature.
5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
6. Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out small balls of the chocolate mixture.
7. Roll the balls between your palms to smooth them out.
8. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder and place on a plate or in a container.
9. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heading 1: Conclusion

There you have it, a variety of delicious tea-rrific treats to celebrate Father’s Day with your dad. Whether you opt for the classic tea sandwiches or indulge in some sweet treats, an afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend quality time together. Happy Father’s Day!