November 5, 2009

Monthly Mingle – High Tea Treats: The Round-up

Last month, it was my turn to host Meeta's Monthly Mingle and I decided to have a High Tea party. Let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised at how many of you decided to join us for tea with a whole lot of the most gorgeous variety of food. Even the Queen would have struggled to maintain her composure out of sheer delight at the spread on the tea table!

I was supposed to have done this round-up much earlier, but like I explained, I was away on a short vacation. Now I am back, its time for the round-up.

We had quite a few guests at tea (with a total of 80 submissions, you can imagine what a grand affair this gets to be) and if you scroll down you can see just what they all brought with them. The tea time treats have been presented with the savoury first followed by the sweet.

1. Veggie Puffs - Deepthi (U.S.)
2. Paneer Pakoda - Preethi (India)
3. Murukku - Renu (India)
4. Gougeres - Simran (India)
5. Baked Nipattu - Preethi (India)

9. Paneer Puffs - Lavanya (U.S.)
10. Chakli - Manisha (U.S.)
12. Canapes - Samahitha (India)

13. Broccoli Puff Pastry Wraps - Yasmeen (U.S.)
14. Tea Sandwiches with Egg - Vijitha (U.S.)
15. Sago Cutlets - Shubadha (India)
17. Four-Way Finger Sandwiches - Lassie (U.S.)

18. Savory Spiced Shortbread - Cham (U.S.)
20. Vanilla and Rosewater Madeleines - Arfi (New Zealand)
21. Lemonade & Wattleseed Scones - Anna ( Australia)
22. Cream Scones - Abhirami (U.S.)

23. Saffron Sabl├ęs - Adele (U.S.)
24. Cinnamon Cookies - Lavi (India)
25. Date Fall Cake - Bindiya (India)
26. Saffron, Lemon and Coconut Cupcakes - Anushruti (India)
27. Dates & Nuts Spice Cake - Asha (U.S.)
28. Home-made Calisson - Dhanggit (France)

29. Fruity Apple Spiral Swirls - Deeba (India)
31. Zebra Cake - Divya (U.S.)
33. Butterscotch Chip Scones - Aparna (India)

34. Sachertorte - Happy Cook (Belgium)
36. Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies - Jayasree (India)
37. Chilli Chocolate Muffins - Janaki (India)
38. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones - Joanna (U.S.)

39. Walnut and Quince Thumbprint Cookies - Johanna (Australia)
40. Eggless Fruit Cake - Lata (Ghana)
41. Apricot Prune Tea Cake - Madhuli (India)
42. Banana Oat Muffins - Mary (U.S.)
43. Elegant Apple Tart - Muneeba (U.S.)

45. Orange Cake - Lissie (India)
47. Red Current & Marzipan Squares - Meeta (Germany)

52. Peachy Keen Brown Butter Bars - Muneeba (U.S.)
53. Vi's Fruit Pastry - Nathan (Malaysia)
54. Dual Coloured Baby Cakes - Quinn (Australia)
55. Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake - Petra (Germany)
56. Pumpkin Tea Cake - Mark (Phillipines)

57. Chocolate and Walnut Cake - Nuria (Spain)
58. Double Decker Fudge - Priya (U.S.)
60. Cantuccini - Ramya (Germany)
61. Dry Fruit & Nuts Tea Cake - Priya (France)

63. Custard Biscuits - Sheba (India)
64. Swirly Chocolate Walnut Cake - Sandhya (U.K.)
65. Almond & Cranberry Scones - Soma (U.S.)
66. Orange Cream Tarts - Sudha (Malaysia)
67. Fluffy Scones - Simone (Netherlands)

68. Home-made Biscuits - Saraswathy (Singapore)
69. High Tea Cupcakes - Steph (U.S.)
70. Jammy Biscuits - Sweatha (India)
72. Classic Carrot Cake - Sonu (Australia)
73. Mixed Berry Scones - Shri (U.S.)

74. Blueberry Bundt Cake - Astra (U.S.)
75. Pistachio Cardamom Cake - Ann (U.S.)
76. Guava Tarte Tatin - Claudia (U.S.)
77. Lavender Madeleines - Cakelaw (Australia)
78. Vanilla Choco-Chip Pound Cake - Divya (India)
79. Kamut Biscuits with Rosemary - Graziana (Italy)

And finally a Scottish High Tea from Ozoz (Netherlands). I kept for the last to present separately because Ozoz really took to the spirit of High Tea and cooked up a spread worthy of the name. Her High Tea included Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread, Rhubarb and Yoghurt Pots, Raisin Scones with Lemon Thyme Curd and Cream and 'Blooming Tea'!

I have included here all the entries I received. If by some chance, I have left your entry or you find there has been some mix up, please leave a comment at this post and I will do the needful at the earliest.

I would also like to thank all of you who joined Meeta and me at this delightful mingle. Meeta is hosting the next Monthly Mingle on her blog so please join her for "Brunch".


Asha @ FSK said...

Thanks for hosting this fun event!! Good time was had by all who had the tea treats ;-))

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

What a brilliant round up! :) Thank you for being the perfect host! :)

nivedita said...

Wonderful tea treats!!
I missed it :-(
At least let me try few of the recipes. Thanks for the great round up.

Srivalli said...

Aparna, that is one fabulous round up!

Happy cook said...

Wow that is a whole lot and variety of High tea you have got there.
Thankyou for comming up with such a wonderful theme and for doing all the hard work.

Cham said...

Seems everyone love Tea party, wonderful round-up Aparna!

Divya Vikram said...

Great work with the roundup Aparna! A great collection which would be very useful for me!

Sonu said...

Great work Aparna! Thank you for wonderful roundup.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a delicious round-up!
So many people came to Hight Tea this month.
Thank you for all your hard work, Aparna.

Curry Leaf said...

Everyone loved the tea party Aparna.Awesome roundup.The scottish tea is mind blowing.Barring a few known and seen entries,most are very new to me.Varierty of scones,its amazing

Soma said...

How good is that! Great one Aparna. Only wish that this was happening for real. Lovely lovely entries.

Madhuli said...

Lovely roudnup and thanks for hosting Aparna, Meeta

Cakelaw said...

Fab roundup - we'd all go home full with so many treats to choose from. Thanks for hosting.

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chakhlere said...

Nice round up Aparna!! all the lovely recipes at on place. Great work.

Malaysian Delicacies said...

Really an amazing and mouth watering round up.

MeetaK said...

wow! incredible round up aparna! love the turn out on this theme. i have not had a chance to check everyone's creations but i will slowly make my way through them. thanks to everyone who took part in this it was great to have you all taking part!

and aparna thanks for being a wonderful hostess! hugs!

Priya said...

Fantastic roundup Aparna, lovely treats..

lata raja said...

Excellent! it was a knock off round-up. True anyone would be impressed! I'm feasting my eyes here.

VeggieGirl said...

Representing #51 here! :) LOVE this round-up!! Thank you so much for hosting this stellar event.

Muneeba said...

Whoa, this is the biggest round-up I've ever seen! What a great collection of fun tea time treats :) Looking forward to trying them out. Thks for hosting the event Aparna!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Beautiful many things to try...honored to be a part of this roundup..gr8 job done..

Yasmeen said...

Awesome job Aparna.Thanks for hosting such a lovely tea party :D

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Wow....80 entries. Love the diversity...and vegeterian too. Amazing.

Khaugiri said...

Wow GR8 roundup!!!! Have to arrange a high tea party now:)

lissie said...

great job done, Aparna! a wonderful collection of yummy recipes!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh my, oh my! That's treats for a whole month of high teas! Lovely!

Aparna said...

Thank you all, once again, for makng this a fun and memorable (and tasty) event.

Deeba PAB said...

What an excellent & mouth watering spread. I'm coming for tea Aparna...I'm sure you must have something left for me. WOW!! You played a wonderful host!