PARTY ON ❊ High Tea with The Ladies
There were 2 other alternative titles to this post: Desserts at DiploDen or The Sweet Circle. Both are from my very funny and very clever friend Huma, whom I adore to death! I always have the pleasure of being invited to these ladies homes for a mind-boggling amount of delicious food so I thought it was time to host a tea party in my “DiploDen” too. It was also a good way to introduce them to my new friends Bea and Ana (of Stumble Abroad blog).
On many of our get-together, someone also does a cooking demo. So during this tea party, at the request of Dona, I also did a demo on how to make Molten Chocolate-Nutella Pudding Cakes. After the jump are the pictures taken by both Dona and Huma… thanks so much for documenting this tea party ladies – very fond memories of too much food and non-stop laughter, as always when I am with this bunch! ❤
The Ladies(We completely forgot to take pics of ourselves until the end so this isn’t a complete pic! Wish we had a pic with Ana and Lily too! We were too focused on the food I think =P)
(Clockwise from top) I prepared strawberry cheesecake (based on this no-bake cheesecake recipe), Nutella-Banana Bread, buttered corn on cob…
…aglio olio e pepperoncino & parmesan chicken strips. DiploDog was eyeing us longingly, hoping a morsel would fall from our plates onto the floor (He is a very efficient “vacuum cleaner” haha!)
I prefer eating corn on the cob rather than having it already shucked. Nothing beats tasting the salt and butter with every juicy bite. Serve corn on cob on corn holders to make it easy for guests to eat.
For tea I served my current favorite Dilma Passion Fruit Pomegranate & Honeysuckle flavored Ceylon Black Tea, and Chrysanthemum New Dragon Pearl Tea (it comes in a ball and flowers as it steeps) that I got from Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. I got this clear Muji pot especially for serving this flowering tea – don’t you just ❤ it?
(Clockwise from top) Ana brought this yummy savory baked treat, Lemon Parsley Gougeres (Click here for the recipe), Kat brought homemade fresh strawberry ice cream and Huma brought this sweet Bangladeshi dessert called Golab Jamun (milk powder, flour, baking soda, melted butter or ghee, sugar, oil, water, cardamon, rose water..) ! And Be a also brought (my favorite) all-natural Tipco Broccoli juice (not pictured) – which all the girls loved! I didn’t tell them what the flavor was until after they drank it haha! Thank you for everything that you brought ladies – so much yummy food! How did the 7 of us eat all this?!? =D
Unfortunately 2 of the ladies had to leave early because of the big strike that was going on (I think it was the last day) so we weren’t able to take pictures with them. Friends, thank you so much for coming despite the craziness that was going on. I really enjoyed your company and laughing my butt off from all the frank and funny conversation topics! ;P Good vibes!
On Saturday I will be posting the recipe and pictures (c/o Dona and Huma) of the baking demo for the Molten Chocolate Nutella Pudding Cakes. TO BE CONTINUED….
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