Recipe for Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls

"These cookies, created by my great-aunt Glo, have been a family favorite for decades. She bakes several batches for us every year… I always have a few as soon as I wake up on Christmas morning!" –Katie Farmand, associate editorAunt Glo’s Pecan BallsMakes 7 dozen2 cups softened butter5 tablespoons sugar4 teaspoons vanilla extract4 cups ground … Continue reading Recipe for Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls

Hazelnut & Fig Tartlets

Plump port-drenched dates tucked into a buttery hazelnut crust make a delicious teatime sweet. Ideal for parties or simply as an afternoon treat, these festive tartlets are perfectly paired with a medium black tea that won’t overpower the subtle balance of flavors.Hazelnut and Fig TartletsMakes 12 tartlets1 1/2 cups chopped hazelnuts, toasted and divided2 1/3 … Continue reading Hazelnut & Fig Tartlets

Recipe for Pecan Tassies

When searching for an ideal cool-weather sweet, comforting, tried-and-true recipes are the first that come to mind. Just in time for fall, TeaTime reader Karen Haynes sent us her recipe for a season-perfect teatime treat.Pecan TassiesMakes 24 tassies1/2 cup plus1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter, divided1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 cup all-purpose flour1 egg3/4 cup … Continue reading Recipe for Pecan Tassies

The Adolphus’ Curried Chicken Salad

The Adolphus’ Curried Chicken SaladMakes 3 1/2 cups2 1/2 cups grilled chicken breast, finely diced1/2 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely diced1/2 stalk celery, finely diced1 tablespoon finely diced yellow onion2 tablespoons cashews, roasted and chopped1 cup mayonnaise1/2 tablespoon curry powder1. Salt and ground black pepper, to taste.2. In a large bowl, combine the … Continue reading The Adolphus’ Curried Chicken Salad

Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea Sandwiches

The surprising combination of smoked trout and roasted beets produces a teatime taste treat.Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea SandwichesMakes 12 tea sandwiches4 large beets, scrubbed and trimmed1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese1/4 cup chopped chives, divided3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon minced shallots1 loaf thin wheat bread, crusts removed1 (8-ounce) package smoked troutGarnish: beets, chopped … Continue reading Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Melon Salata

Enjoy this refreshing treat with some iced tea on a warm, sunny day outdoors.Cucumber Melon SalataMakes 24 servings1/2 cup balsamic vinegar1 large English cucumber1 (2-pound) seedless watermelon1/4 cup ricotta salata, broken into chunks1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperGarnish: fresh basil1. In a small saucepan over low heat, simmer the balsamic vinegar until thick, … Continue reading Cucumber Melon Salata

Vanilla-Caramel Ice Cream

Tickle your taste buds with this cool, smooth frozen treat infused with black tea—ideal for a lazy summer afternoon outdoors.Vanilla-Caramel Ice CreamMakes about 2 quarts4 cups half-and-half1 cup sugar5 bags vanilla-caramel black tea*1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved2 (12.25-ounce) jars prepared caramel topping, divided12 egg yolks1 (4-ounce) box chocolate dessert shells**Garnish: white … Continue reading Vanilla-Caramel Ice Cream

Strawberry & Lavender Scones

Strawberry-Lavender SconesMakes 12 scones2 1/2 cups sifted bread flour1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries1/2 cup finely chopped toasted almond slivers1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, divided2 teaspoons lavender2 1/2 tablespoons honey1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with … Continue reading Strawberry & Lavender Scones