Even if you have a beloved to share Valentine’s Day with, you can always get mileage out of the day with Galentines festivities. It can be quick and easy to pull together an event for Downton fans, namely an afternoon tea. British cuisine has endured a great deal of bad press, but can proudly claim Afternoon Tea as their own. So create a romantic meal for two or scale up for a feast for the gals.
A simple meal of scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and tea, you can easily turn the meal into a Galentine’s Day treat. It is as simple as using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Perhaps there has been Valentine’s Day cookie baking for school and you already have a cookie cutter lying around. Make a few heart shaped sandwiches and treats and you are done. And yes, there is such a thing as ‘champagne” or “celebration” tea where bubbly is appropriate.
Here are a few of the Recipes featured above. Lots more in Relaxing Over Afternoon Tea.
I shared these ideas on a National Morning Show.