I recently met up with my friend Carmen for afternoon tea at the Sofitel Hotel in London, I was being polite and didn’t take any pictures of my food which was a hard task for me considering my phone currently houses over 800 pictures (I’ve only had it since December)
Grandma and Mini Gourmand were of course very jealous that I had been out for food without them, Mini Gourmand has never had afternoon tea and Grandma Gourmand usually complains that it doesn’t look very filling for the price – typical!
We had originally planned to just have a sandwich for lunch but the Coffee cake I had purchased from local deli Country Bumpkins inspired me to prepare an afternoon tea.
Egg and Cress Sandwiches
Prawn and Avocado Sandwiches
Cream Cheese and Chive Sandwiches
Scones with Hedgerow jam and clotted cream
I explained to Grandma Gourmand that the amount of food we had was similar if not less than the amount you would get in a traditional afternoon tea, we left a sandwich each, a slice of cake and an éclair proving that afternoon tea is filling and is worth every penny (especially when cakes are home-made)
I love reading blog posts featuring afternoon tea so if you have one please share your links below!