This past weekend, I hosted a tea party with friends. While it didnt quite pan out as expected (a few of them dropped like flies the morning of, due to sickness and other emergencies), it ended up being just as wonderful. Cozy, great conversation, delicious desserts, relaxing and just really lovely.
We talked about dating and relationships (of course. When you put a group of girls together, what do you expect? ;-)), work, hobbies, German versus American culture, and more. Lots of laughing and engaging topics.
Hosting friends is one of my absolute favorite things ever. Whether a dinner party, tea and cake, board game night, you name it. I love everything about it. Putting together a menu, deciding on decorations, coming up with a sweet little favor for each guest, laying out the table just so, cooking and baking the food and of course, actually laughing, eating and conversing with my wonderful friends.
So, without further ado, here are the four desserts I served and a few photos of the spread.
|Blueberry & Blackberry Vanilla Tart|
|Melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies|
|Matcha cake with buttercream frosting and raspberries|
|Earl gray brownies with coconut cream on top (plus a sprinkling of pistachios and edible rose petals).|
You can find all of these recipes on my other blog, Sweet. Raw. Free. All the recipes on there, including these, are refined sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free or raw.