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We had a tea party this weekend and as any good neighbor would be expected to do, we invited our neighbor, Pearl, over for said tea party. Pearl had this great idea to make Lemon Cheesecake Phyllo Cups. Shwing!
While her first attempt to make these may have gone slightly awry, the three of us put our heads together and successfully created the perfect tea party recipe. We had quite the assembly line going. It went something like this: separate, spray, sprinkle, repeat.
We imagined having this event in our tiny garden outside on a sun shiny day but the 70 mile per hour winds and intense rainstorm that hit us this weekend really put a damper on those plans. Way to ring in the Spring season San Diego…not! We appropriately reverted to sitting on the floor around our newly acquired coffee table for an indoor tea party, which was just as fabulous.
Does anyone recall this scene from toy story?
Well Chris slightly resembled Buzz on Sunday at our tea party. I felt like we had forced a bonnet on his head and made him to come to our Barbie tea party full of mini things that his giant hands looked ridiculous holding onto. It was quite a site. Unfortunately he may never speak to me again if I post the picture of it. Come to think of it, he might never speak to me again for mentioning this…
Little Yellow Note: Clarification, no, I did not actually force him to wear a bonnet.
The tea party menu consisted of more than just these cute little guys though. Here’s the complete menu:
Little Yellow Kitchen Tea Party Menu
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumbers
Artichoke, Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pastries
Funfetti Chocolate Cake Balls
Mozzerella, Tomato and Arugula Sandwiches with Sundried Tomato Pesto
No worries, we will be sharing all these great recipes at a later date!
Here’s a tea party menu teaser recipe to wet your palates:
makes 24 cups
8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
4 teaspoons sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini muffin cup tin with non-stick spray.
Separate and lay out 1 sheet of phyllo dough while keeping the other sheets covered with a damp towel so they do not dry out. Lightly coat phyllo with cooking spray and sprinkle with sugar. Lay another sheet of phyllo on top, spray and sprinkle with sugar. Repeat until you have four layers of dough.
Do this same process with the other remaining four sheets of phyllo. You should have two stacks of four sheets each.
Cut each of the stacks into 12 rectangles and press into your mini muffin tin. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crisp.
Lemon Cheesecake Filling
8-oz package cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons of lemon curd
Mix together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the lemon curd. Spoon about a tablespoon of mixture into each of the cooled phyllo cups.
Garnish with mint and berries.
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,
Lauren, Chrissy and Pearl