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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Afternoon Tea

Every afternoon, at half past three
I stop for a cup of tea

And sometimes I have someone join me

Which makes for a special tea
With a special tea treat!

A blackberry ricotta cake

The perfect cake filled with Farmer's Market blackberries
(frozen last summer -- sigh -- the last of them)
The recipe comes from one of my best recipe sources, 
Mary from One Perfect Bite

A slice of cake
A cup of tea

It was a special tea
And I used my Old Paris
I love the bigger cups, the really deep saucers
(for 1860's china had deep saucers -- so you could pour your beverage into them to cool it off)
And the teapot.
A white china with gold trim
(one of my other loves!)

We ate an visited and sipped cups and cups of tea!

Mary's cake was made with raspberries but I made mine with blackberries.
Here is her recipe.

It's Thursday and my simple tea table I'm sharing with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Martha your tea time always looks so inviting and from another time. Sure wish I was your neighbor so we could have tea together.
Have a great week,

Pat said...

Lovely tablescape, dear friend!!!
Love the blend of white and gold for a refreshing compliment with your blue and white pitcher!!!
I'm going to "clip" this recipe, as "Mr. Ed" loves blackberries!!! (I'd much rather have the raspberry version!)
Hope you're enjoying this lovely out~of~doors weather!!!
Ah~h~h. . .Springtime on the Prairie!!!

candlelightsupper said...

How beautiful and delicious everything looks. It would be wonderful to sit at this table.

Anonymous said...

What lovely tea setting! Looks both beautiful and delicious.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, your cake is pretty enough to grace a magazine. It looks delicious.