What to do if you want to make a high tea, I am thinking to organize one to bring friends together. You have always friends who don’t know the other friends you have so it’s a nice opportunity to organize a high tea. To have some delicious tea and ‘snacks’ while talking about life and the weather, and how you met each other and all the funny stories you experienced together……………….
I had once a high tea, it was together with my sisters and mother, really nice, it was my first and last one…So what is the recipe of a high tea, of course some delicious tea and good friends, but also some sweetness and savory I think.
How to make it vegan, I am nowadays trying to find some nice recipes, I found one in my recipe map (cut it out a long time before) a Schwarzwalder kirsch cake, never made it before. So yesterday I tried and I must say it could be more sweeter, but the looks of the cake were immense. I immediately called my boyfriend and said the story about my beautiful cake. The recipe I will right down for you, to impress other people 😉
And I must say I’ll use it for my high tea, now time to discover how to make some nice quiches…but that for later on, first things first !!!
the recipe with some help of someone ‘s recipe (again no name)..
Ingredients for one 24 cm spring (pie)
170 gram of spelt flour
120 gram of wheat flower (sifted)
40 gram of cacao
6 tablespoons of date syrup
1 teaspoon of salt (not necessary)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of rum aroma (or maybe use some dried grated coconut or 1 1/2 tbs of lemon zest)
300 ml of oatmilk (or ricemilk)
50 ml of olive oil
2 tablespoons of apple vinegar
some organic forest fruit jam or jam made of cherries
1 jar of cherries
Some dark chocolate to melt and put on top of the pie for decoration
some mint leaves for decoration (some dried grated coconut will do also)
a 24 cm spring
a food processor ( my magimix will do ; )) with dough hook
a cooking pan filled with water
a metal/ceramic bowl to heat up the chocolate au bain marie
lets get started...
first put all the dry ingredients together in 1 bowl (spelt flour, wheat flour, salt, baking powder and soda), in the other bowl you put the wet ingredients (date syrup, oat milk, rum aroma (or the other ingredients instead of rum) olive oil) together except the apple vinegar.
You done with it? Put on the oven on 190 degrees Celsius.
So get the 2 bowls and mix together in the food-processor, you can do it by hand also! I am to lazy to mix by hand ;). At last you poor in the apple vinegar.
Now you must have a smooth dough!
Get the spring and put some oil on the sides and bottom (with a brush or something else), so you can get out the pie, without breaking the pie in little pieces.
(I used a spring to make the shape of a turban Schwarzwalder kirsch pie)
Now poor into the spring your dough, you must close the spring also on top. (I used another spring bottom to put on the top, beware it’s not lean upon the dough)
Yes now it’s time to put the pie in the oven and wait for a while…This is the most exciting part, will the pie grow or not!!
Put in the oven for 45-60 minutes, the pie is ready when you put into the pie a fork (skewer or something sharp what doesn’t make big holes in the pie) and the fork doesn’t contains some dough…
Time for the finishing touch, get the spring, open it (be careful) and now you have the perfect pie.
Cut in half (when the pie isn’t warm any more) so you have two equal sites to put upon each other. Get the bottom site and put a thick layer of jam on it (with a knife for example) and then the cherries on top of the jam.
Now you can put the top of the pie on the cherries (leave some cherries for decoration on the side) and voila, it’s a beautiful looking pie! And has a nice taste also…But you thought you were ready?
if you want to make it perfect, melt the chocolate au bain marie (that means you put the pieces of chocolate in a bowl, the bowl you place in the water, and the water is in a cooking pan, you boil the water and the chocolate will melt!)
Get a brush and put the melted chocolate immediately on the top of the cake, on the chocolate some cherries and some leaves from the mint, or maybe the grated dried coconut or some slices of a lemon or some powdered sugar…or..or..you can choose by your own I think.
Maybe next time 3 layers? instead of two…!
So let the high tea begin!
Nice to know you can make also schwarzwalder cupcakes, just take from every ingredients the half of it ( so 150 ml oatmilk, 20 grams of cacoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and so on) Mix this very well, and you can fill like 10 cupcakes (I use metal cupcake-tins). Put them 20 minutes in the oven, cool them down and cut them also in half so you can put jam and cherries in them. Nice for little children….