Nutcracker Tea menus

Here are two menus, one for enthusiastic cooks who like to do everything themselves, and another easier version for those of us short on time, but equally as enthusiastic.

Nutcracker Tea Party Menu – expanded version
Cream scones with currants
Mock Devonshire cream
Lemon curd and strawberry jam
Open-faced smoked salmon finger sandwiches with dill butter and capers
Cherry tomatoes stuffed with egg salad, topped with caviar
Cucumber watercress finger sandwiches
Chocolate brownies with mocha frosting
Gingerbread cookies
Petits fours with marzipan layer
Sugar plums
Assorted black and herbal teas with milk, sugar, and lemon slices

Nutcracker Tea Party menu – simplified version
Cream scones
Devonshire cream (store-bought)
Lemon curd and strawberry jam (both store-bought)
Open-faced smoked salmon finger sandwiches with dill butter
Egg salad finger sandwiches
Cucumber watercress finger sandwiches
Chocolate brownies (store-bought) with mocha frosting
Gingerbread cookies (store-bought)
Marzipan “fruit” candies (store-bought)
Black tea, herbal tea with milk, sugar, and lemon slices

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