The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Tea Party/Book Club: Salmon, Cucumber, and Radish Canapés

It’s back! Yes I took a brief break from posting recipes, but I’m back to sharing. So last October, every Wednesday, I have been a part of a Tea Party/Bible Study/Book Club. We started on The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, and when we finished moved on to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This is different from my book club and the Book Club Picks I have been reviewing (and desperately need to catch up on). 

One thing I will be doing differently here than in my earlier posts, will be sharing discussion questions that your group can discuss as you read and eat. I didn’t post discussion questions in the previous posts on The Magician’s Nephew, as I wasn’t in charge of that book. For discussion questions, click on this link.

So this book made choosing the recipes extremely easy as they have several meals. For our first tea, we were inspired by what Lucy and Mr. Tumnus have together.

“Meanwhile,” said Mr. Tumnus, “it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow. Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me?”…

Now, Daughter of Eve!” said the Faun. And really it was a wonderful tea. There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar-topped cake. And when Lucy was tired of eating the Faun began to talk. 

The first week we had Chami Teas Winter Grey: Deviled Eggs (for brown egg lightly boiled); Salmon, Cucumber, and Radish Canapés (in place of sardines on toast); Bagels (buttered toast), Honey French Toast (for toast with honey); and a Bear Claw Coffee Cake (for sugar topped cake).

And if you aren’t a fan of fish or salmon, you could always leave it off.

This recipe comes from Little Broken.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Baguette, sliced into 1/2 thick slices
  • 1 Bunch of Radish, thinly sliced
  • 1 English Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 12 Oz Smoked Salmon
  • Fresh Dill Weed
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the baguette slices on a large baking sheet.
  3. Bake until toasted, about 10-15 mins, flipping halfway.
  4. Remove and let cool completely.
  5. Make herb cheese.
  6. To assemble canapés: spread cheese mixture on bread, top with several slices of radishes, cucumber, and then a slice of salmon.
  7. Garnish with dill and black pepper
  8. Serve immediately.

Herb Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 4 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 3 Oz Goat Cheese
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp of Fresh Dill Weed
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic, and dill weed in a food processor.
  2. Season with black pepper.
  3. Process until smooth

These were delicious and a great addition to any tea party.

For more recipes, go to Snickerdoodles

For more canapés, go to Cucumber Aioli Canapés

For more tea posts, go to Jane Austen Birthday Party: Party Favors II

The Magician’s Nephew Tea Party/Book Club: Brisket and Slaw Roulades

 

So every Wednesday, starting in October, I have been a part of a Tea Party/Bible Study/Book Club on The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. This is different from my book club and the Book Club Picks I have been reviewing (and desperately need to catch up on). The first week we had NovelTea Tins The Picture of Earl GreyHaarlem Tea Room’s Cheddar Scones, Eating Well‘s Radish Tea SandwichesTea Time Magazine’s Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Tea Time Magazine‘s Brisket and Slaw Roulades, and Fruit Tarts.

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I couldn’t share the recipes in October as I was in the middle of Horrorfst IX, but I’m trying my best to move along through them all.

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This comes from Tea Time Magazine

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup of Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups of Finely Chopped Purple Cabbage
  • 1/3 Cup of Finely Chopped Carrot
  • 2 Large Multigrain Flatbreads
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Brisket

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add carrots and cabbage, stirring until combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
  4. Stir slaw again, and drain well. 
  5. Spread an even layer of slaw onto flatbreads. Scatter brisket on top of slaw. 
  6. Starting at one short side, roll up flatbreads firmly and evenly to encase ingredients and form a cylinder. 
  7. Tuck ends under. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours. 
  8. Just before serving, remove plastic wrap.
  9. Using a serrated knife in a gentle sawing motion, trim and discard ends. 
  10. Slice roulade into 12 (1/2 inch) slices. Serve immediately. 

Brisket and Slaw Roulades

 

These were very good, I love purple cabbage.

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For more from The Magician’s Nephew Tea Party/Book Club, go to Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

For more recipes, go to Tomato Hummus Salad

For more Earl sandwiches, go to Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Tea Sandwiches

For more tea posts, go to I Tried Madsen Creations’ Reusable Cloth Teabags

The Magician’s Nephew Tea Party/Book Club: Eating Well’s Radish Tea Sandwiches

So every Wednesday, starting in October, I have been a part of a Tea Party/Bible Study/Book Club on The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. This is different from my book club and the Book Club Picks I have been reviewing (and desperately need to catch up on). The first week we had Cederberg Tea Company Rooibos + Ginger Tea, Cranberry-Spice Scones with Maple Cream, Tea Time Magazine’s Ham and Cheese Tea Sandwiches, Cucumber-Four Peppercorn Goat Cheese Canapés, Fotina & Pork Puffed Pastry, and Mini Apple Pies.

The second week we had Chami Spice Ginger Plum Tea, Dark Chocolate Ginger Scones, Curried Egg Salad Triple Stacks Sandwiches, Turkey-Apple Tea Sandwiches, Fotina Flower Puffed Pastry, and Lemon Gingerbread Cake.

The third week we had Organic India Tulsi Masala Chai Tea, Parmesan and Chive Scones, Cucumber Aioli Canapés, Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Tea Sandwiches, Cranberry, Brie, and Rosemary Bites, and Mini Pumpkin Crème Brûlée.

And now to the fourth week. This week we had Tiesta Tea Victorian Earl Grey, Lavender and Earl Grey Scones, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Tomato Hummus Salad, Cranberry Feta Pinwheels, and Triple Berry Salad.

Week five we had NovelTea Tins The Picture of Earl GreyHaarlem Tea Room’s Cheddar Scones, Eating Well’s Radish Tea Sandwiches, Tea Time Magazine’s Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Brisket and Slaw Roulades, and Fruit Tarts.

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I couldn’t share the recipes in October as I was in the middle of Horrorfst IX, and as I am using a scone and sandwich recipe from before, I’m skipping right to the sandwiches.

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YUM!

 

This comes from Eating Well although I did make a few substitutions. 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Ounces of Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
  • Chopped Fresh Dill for Garnish (They were out of dill so I used chives)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 12 Thin Small Slices of Pumpernickel or Rye Bread 
  • 6-8 Medium Radishes

Directions:

  1. Mash cream cheese (or goat cheese) pepper in a small bowl until well combined. 
  2. Spread two teaspoons of the mixture on each piece of bread.
  3. Top each with a few radish slices, a sprig of dill, and a generous grinding of pepper. 

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These were extremely delicious and healthy.

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For more from The Magician’s Nephew Tea Party/Book Club, go to Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

For more recipes, go to Tomato Hummus Salad

For more Earl sandwiches, go to Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Tea Sandwiches

For more tea posts, go to I Tried Madsen Creations’ Reusable Cloth Teabags

The Magician’s Nephew Tea Party/Book Club: Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

So every Wednesday, starting in October, I have been a part of a Tea Party/Bible Study/Book Club on The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. This is different from my book club and the Book Club Picks I have been reviewing (and desperately need to catch up on). I also need to catch up on these recipes. Week four we had Tiesta Tea Victorian Earl Grey, Lavender and Earl Grey Scones, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Hummus Tomato Salad, Cranberry Feta Pinwheels, and Triple Berry Salad.

I couldn’t share the recipes in October as I was in the middle of Horrorfest IX, so I am catching up and of course next is the pinwheels.

This recipe comes from Let’s Dish.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Green Onions
  • 1 5-oz Package Dried Cranberries
  • 4 10-inch Tortillas

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl; combine the cream cheese, feta cheese, and green onion.
  2. Stir in the dried cranberries.
  3. Divide mixture evenly between the four tortillas. 
  4. Roll each tortilla up as tightly as you can and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Slice the rolled tortillas into 1-inch slices and serve.

This was delicious. We all loved them, and they were a great addition to our tea party. 

For more from The Magician’s Nephew Book Club/Tea Party/ Bible Study, go to Tomato Hummus Salad

For more tea posts, go to I Tried Madsen Creations’ Reusable Cloth Teabags

For more recipes, go to Lavender and Earl Grey Scones

Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones

So last weekend I had a tea party with my friend and sister.

I wanted to share this amazing Golden Tip Lapsang Souchong tea from Crafted Leaf Teas. I got us chocolate biscuits, made Cucumber and Chicken Salad sandwiches, and for dessert the Triple Berry Salad

And then it came time for the scones. The previous recipes were ones I had made before, but for the scones I wanted to try something new. My friend had bought me a subscription to a tea magazine for my birthday, the first magazine being on Teatime Celebrations, and I thought I would try one of its recipes. You know me and holidays!

So I was flipping through the magazine and I had a hard time choosing between Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones from Mardi Gras teatime and Cranberry Spice Scones with Maple Cream from Autumnal Harvest Tea. I eventually decided on Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Scones with plans to make the cranberry ones at a later date.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of All-Purpose Flours
  • 1/3 Cup of Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup of Cold Salted Butter, Cubed
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese, Cubed
  • 3/4 Cup plus two tablespoons of cold Heavy Whipping Cream, divided
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • Garnish: Turbinado Sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl: whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut in cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Add cream cheese, stirring to combine, but leave in cubes.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of cold cream and vanilla extract.
  7. Add the mixture into the flour mix, until it is evenly moist. (If dough seems dry, add more cream-1 tablespoon at a time).
  8. Working gently, bring the mixture together with hands until a dough forms.
  9. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 4 to 5 times.
  10. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to be 3/4 inch thick.
  11. Using a 2 1/4 inch fluted round cutter, cut 12 scones from the dough.
  12. Place the scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  13. Brush scones with remaining cream.
  14. Garnish tops with turbinado sugar.
  15. Bake until edges are golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20 mins.
  16. Serve warm.

I also made some mock clotted cream to go with them:

So first of all, I completely recognize that I rolled these out too thin. I wasn’t paying attention to how thick they should be and then just got carried away. They don’t really rise so it is important to make sure  they are the right level of thickness.

These scones weren’t horrible but they turned out a bit plain. They definitely are in need of clotted cream, honey, jam, etc., something to give them a little more umph. But not bad-I would definitely make these again if I wanted to showcase a nice jam or something. They definitely do not overpower the tea or the meal. My sister put the cream on the scone and topped it with berries from the Triple Berry Salad and that came out really good.

For more scones, go to Scottish Oat Scones

For more recipes, go to Super Easy Classic Deviled Eggs