I found a recipe from Mr Blumenthal for a 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.
She told me that this didn’t sound as though it would work too well.
Challenge accepted! Hmmmm. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure it would work either!
I decided to infuse the water with Earl Grey Tea, and it worked wonders. A very rich and thick mousse, not even I could finish a tiny pot in one sitting.
Myself and the lovely Caroline also planned and plotted for our collaboration, this being The Newly announced Secluded (Punting & Picnic!) Tea Party on Sunday 14th August 2011. Very exciting indeed!
The Second meeting was a very welcome chat and cup of tea with the lovely Claire Young, 2008 Finalist of BBC1’s show The Apprentice, and who has since set up organisations such as Girls Out Loud and School Speakers.
Claire met with me at Chilford Hall where she was hosting an event, and she gave me half an hour of her time, where we sat and discussed my plans and ideas. Her advice was invaluable and I can’t thank her enough for the feedback she gave me. It has got me thinking in ways I had not even considered! She even sat and enjoyed one of my freshly baked scones, an added bonus to see that she enjoyed it!
The scones I baked this weekend were a plain fruit scone, with a delicious cinnamon glaze. I used a new Teapot shaped cutter for these little beauties, and they were so cute I almost didn’t want to share them hehe!
Everybody who tried these enjoyed them, even my mum, one of my very harshest critics!
I have been playing her music for a while on my Tea Party play list.
But she was so charming and stayed for a quick chat which was great! I felt a little star struck if I am honest hehe!
Kate has performed alongside the likes of Van Morrison, Roger Daltry and even Chas and Dave– Check her out! She has some brilliant gigs coming up.
(Some more secret than others….But Shhhh…..!)
Mister had a Banoffee Waffle with lashings of cream and sauce.. but it was a little much for me to cope with, so I settled for a delicious Bakewell Slice which helped to satisfy a sweet tooth in a much smaller package!