02 November, 2009

Afternoon Tea ideas please?

This afternoon I made Mini Croissants for afternoon tea. Based on what I could remember from Cathie's blog recipe here, I did apple/chocolate and mango/chocolate combos, and they were VERY simple.

Firstly cut up the pastry sheet into 4 triangles.

Then add the filling and roll it up. Here's the mango/choc combo.

And here's the apple/choc combo. It's fresh granny smith apple, just chopped up.

Then just roll them up like croissants. And brush with milk - I could have sprinkled sugar on top here, but I forgot.

And bake at 180 degrees celcius for about 25 mins or until nicely browned.

Serve with icecream or something equally yummy.

I love to bake, so I always think of cakes, biccies and sweets for afternoon tea. This is pretty much a dessert, so it was a very special afternoon.

I also did a Vegemite Cheese Twist with the 3rd sheet of pastry that I defrosted. It's equally simple.

Just spread puff pastry sheet with Vegemite and sprinkle with grated cheese, then fold in half.Chop up into slices - about 2-3 cm wide.

Twist and flatten just a bit, then brush with milk.

Bake for about 20 mins at 180 degrees celcius and voila!

Now, these are so simple I'm almost embarrassed to have posted so many photos. And how can anyone really go wrong with puff pastry. But I know they shouldn't be an everyday item.

Do you have any ideas for simple HEALTHY afternoon teas that I could feed hungry boys? I need a refresher and I'd love to know!


  1. Wow, everything looks delicious. Beautiful photos, too. (I enjoyed every one of them, never too many!)

  2. Hi Anna,
    so glad you tried them, they are definitely very easy to make, but that's a good thing, isn't it.
    and you can never have too many pics, i love blogs with pics so i can follow along with the adventure visually, if a blog just writes & writes without adding something visual for me, i just tune out!

    so, back to the question..try these :

    but i need to add some more recipes for healthy schoool kid fixes.

  3. Oh they look so yummy! Making me hungry. x

  4. Oh, oh, yum. I have to try those now. All the photos are great! Mmmm x

  5. Oh my, yum - definitely on my 'to-try' list! :-)

    Would granola be any good? I posted a recipe on my recipe blog recently. Or could you do a version of the savoury one but using bread? Roll sliced bread thinly, cut off the crusts, spread with vegemite or tomato puree than sprinkle on the cheese before rolling up and baking?

  6. Hi Anna, it's too cold in Canada for this now, but my staple in warm weather is frozen smoothie iceblocks. I always put any over-ripe bananas in the freezer, and there's always frozen blueberries and raspberries in there too. I use natural yoghurt, throw in the frozen fruit, add some milk, (honey is optional) whiz it up, pour into iceblock moulds, and they're always on hand for dessert or afternoon tea.

    Harrison can't eat pastry, so my days of making pinwheels etc are over, unfortunately. But we do make quesadillas from corn tortillas. They're healthy, quick and warm. Just put cream cheese/grated cheese/grated carrot/chopped chicken or ham/chopped tomato or whatever on one side of a corn tortilla, fold it over to make a semi circle, and pan fry for a couple of minutes on each side. The cheese melts, the tortilla crisps up - delicious!


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