Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Sunday Afternoon

Saturday matinees are fun!
Two friends joined me at our local theatre (with Husband Jim in tow)
to watch the movie of the year

We all gave it two thumbs up
If you haven't seen it, do
If you have, I'm sure you'll agree with me

This week when I visited Bernideen, at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
She had these wonderful tea treats

Puff pastry filled with cream cheese and jam and baked

She thought they were a wonderful treat
And I so agree!
And I moved them to the top of my "must try" list!

Before, I left for the movie, I set the table in the breakfast room

For you can't watch that movie
without having to chat about it after.

A plate of what I call "Bernideen's Tea Treats"
added to the table

The teapot is the Aynsley Pembroke one

 The tea ware is F. Winkle/Whieldon Ware Antique
An estate sale find . . . and added to.

Everyone knows I collect blue and white but I also collect patterns with an Asian influence and a pink chrysanthemum -- often with a bird.
I like to think that these patterns, as with the blue and white, all go together well.
My collection of these is not as great as the blue and white
But I do adore this type of pattern --
it seems as English as the blue and white trasnferware!

A late afternoon in the breakfast room
With a pot of tea and a nosh
And a good discussion of a wonderful movie.

I'll share Bernideen's recipe -- they're easy and can be made ahead
Ready to pop into the oven when you return from a matinee.


1 sheet puff pastry
jam of your choice
cream cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400.    Take your sheet of puff pastry and cut it into thirds (along the fold lines), then cut it into thirds the other way (so you have 9 squares of puff pastry).     Put a teaspoon of jam (I used raspberry) and a teaspoon of cream cheese (I used marscapone because I had some on hand and I think it can be used interchangeably) in the middle of each square.     With a brush, brush the egg on 2 sides of each square and fold over to seal.    You'll have a triangle.    Seal  edges with the tines of a fork.     Put on a parchment paper lined or silpat lined baking sheet.     Brush top of triangles with egg wash.    Bake at 400 until puffed and browned.     I also showered the puffs with powdered sugar before serving.

I used raspberry jam but I think strawberry would be really good as well (there is nothing better, after all, than strawberries and cream!)

Thank you Bernideen for a great tea time treat!

And I'm sharing this with Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.


Phyllis @Around the House said...

ow what a coincidence I just made puff pastry treats for Mr. S. last night, but I do love the cream cheese addition...I use canned pie filling, (peach) yesterday and they were so tasty..however thanks for the pic, I forgot powdered your wonderful patio area and your beautiful tablescape for the end of a wonderful day...

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Those puff pastry treats sound wonderful. I love the last picture of the room. I think the light coming in is beautiful. We loved Les Miserable. I debated on taking my 9 year old daughter. She loved it. It was a long film and she was completely enthralled. Anne Hathaway's performance of, "I Dreamed a Dream," was just amazing. I made a sob noise. :{ Couldn't help it. As you can see, I would have love to be at that table discussing the movie!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I haven't seen Les Mis yet, I'm sure like Karen I'd be sobbing out loud.
Bernideen always has neat recipes to try; I made my first sponge cake last year with one of her recipes and wasn't disappointed. Like you, I visit Angela regularly too and have tried some of her recipes.
Who needs a cook book when you have friends in blog land? :-)

Bernideen said...


Is this not the easiest treat yet? - your addition of powdered sugar was one I do but forgot this time as I was in my usual hurry to get to work. Also a light powdered sugar glaze would be nice.Your dishes are really pretty here and the table setting wonderful!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Glad you enjoyed Les Miserables, Martha. Seen it twice. Loved it more seeing it the second time! Love Berideen's tea treats! xo LVL

On Crooked Creek said...

What a great way to enJOY an "after movie review"... Tea @ Linderhof!!! I adore seeing your blue & white china, but love the Asian with the bird, also! Thanks for the recipe...will put them on my grocery list for this week's visit!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

your puff pastry treats look so good! I have all the ingredients on hand so I'll definitely be making some this weekend! I think blueberry jam would also work well! Linda