A dear friend came for tea and chat
In the breakfast room
overlooking the garden
It was a special friend
The good Spode Camellia cups, saucers and plates
The Spode Camellia milk jug and sugar bowl
And my grandmother's silver tea pot
And a tea treat
Tasha Tudor's jam thumbprints
An almondy flavored cookie
filled with raspberry jam
Notice three cookies?
Two would look like "eyes" on the plate
Three look like cookies!
We sipped, we ate, we visited.
Soon it was time for my friend to leave.
Washing up followed
And we tend to do the tea things by hand.
TASHA TUDOR'S JAM THUMBPRINT
1 cup butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 egg yolks
2 cups flour
1/2 t. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the jam. Chill dough for a half hour. Roll dough into small balls and make an indentation with your thumb; fill indentation with jam.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a rack to cool.
I like to sprinkle with powdered sugar after they cool.
*You really can use any jam you want. Next time I make them I'll use some of my peach rosemary.
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.
Your blue spode teacups are so pretty. And the jam thumbprints look delicious. My daughter likes to make similar ones at Christmas. My sister would love them simply because they were made from a Tasha Tudor recipe.
Thank you for the invitation to come to tea at your house. I would love to and will have to figure out an excuse to come your way one of these days. :-)
This scene looks so peaceful and relaxing! The whole table is delightful!
This is my husband very favorite cookie..now that it is FINALLY cooling down, perhaps it is time I make him some!
Last week at this time it was so hot one couldn't even stand to go outside......so yay to fall weather. Bring it ON!! I hate to be so hot!
Thank you for sharing such a lovely tea - your china is stunning.
That was a lovely way to treat your friend. I'd like to try those thumbprint cookies, but I think I'd use another sort of jam - I'm not fond of the pips in raspberry jam.
Pondy -- no pips in this one -- it was seedless! The only one I'd use in this cookie for I'm not fond of the pips either!
They look delicious. Oh, how I love your blue and white. Deb
Martha, I'm sure that anyone fortunate enough to have tea, lunch, or dinner at your home is made to feel special. You always create a pretty table and delicious goodies!
What a treat; your beautiful Spode teacups and thumbprint cookies! A delight for any guest. Thank you for coming to tea, Martha. It's always a pleasure!
Lucky friend to have tea with you and your beautiful china. The Spode teacups are so lovely. Thanks for the recipe!
Very sweet...those teacups are so pretty.
You have such a lovely house.
I am adoring the tea time of you and your friend :)
Thanks for sharing.
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