Last weekend, my friends and I had a small "high tea" party at home. The idea is...trying to recreate the hip and happening "high tea" we normally have in upscale restaurants/hotels at home. Being a bunch of hopeless lazy asses we are, we didn't plan to cook/make anything, well maybe the bare minimum.
Our game plan was...if you can buy it outside, do it. With that in mind, we did our little "task allocation":
J: Savory pastries
S: Indonesian snacks (sweet & savory)
F: Sweet pastries
R: Sandwiches, drinks, fruits
D&K: "Entertainment" & photo bitches heheheh (sorry guys~)
Apart from the above tasks, everyone is free to get whatever the heck it is they fancy, even if it's beyond their category..and as expected, we delivered beyond customers expectations ^_^ and ended up with a table full of deliciousness!
What kind of tea did we have? I was planning to serve earl grey, Indonesian jasmine tea and mint tea...but due to the heat, we ended up having iced green tea, iced water and ahem...iced Coke ^_*
We surely had some savory goodnesses...Japanese corn chewy donuts & sausage wrap...
Plenty of Indonesian goodies...risoles, kroket, lemper, pastel tutup, klepon, durian mochi, kue lapis...yum!
Croissant, Japanese choco chip and red bean chewy donuts...in cutest shapes imaginable!
Of course, we gotta have scones, jams in cute little containers and custard filled pastries
...and some spectacular looking cakes...fruit pastries, chestnut napoleon...oh my!
Indonesian nastar nanas and klepon...
Spongy goodness in the shape of sandwiches...
...and something that's sweet and savory...grilled bacon wrapped pineapple drizzled with maple syrup.
- Half a pineapple, peel skin off, remove core and cut into bite sized chunks
- Maple syrup
- Toothpicks (if possible, soak toothpicks in water for 1 hour to prevent from burning)
Preheat oven to 200C. Wrap pineapple chunks with bacon, secure with toothpicks, lay on lightly greased baking tray, drizzle with maple syrup, bake until golden brown.
Of course we took lots and lots of pictures...our new photo bitch did very very well, he deserves a raise!
...and Jason tasted the blessing (or curse) of flexibility...that is Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 :D
...and of course, what's a gathering without a little gambling? ;)
Monopoly deal HK$20/game, the game where we can be a property tycoon/conglomerate for a few hours :D
...and since there was a truckload of food, we didn't go ahead and make sandwiches, so I just ate it the next day as breakfast...
Creamy Minced Chicken Sandwich
- 1/2 lb minced chicken
- quarter of an onion, diced
- 1 tsp butter, a dash of olive oil
- mayo, ketchup, sweet relish, salt, black pepper
Saute onion in butter and a bit of olive oil until fragrant and transparent, add chicken until cooked through, season well. Set aside to cool down. Once cool, add mayo, a touch of ketchup, sweet relish, and mix well. Spread on sandwich bread of your choice.
*Recipes are inspired by/adapted from Pioneer Woman
'Til our next delicious gathering, guys~