Been seeing pictures of immaculate-looking influencers sipping tea in hotel lobbies, with beautiful baked goods daintily displayed on a 3-tiered high tea stand?
Learn how to recreate that coveted high tea experience without the exorbitant price tag, through baking studios in Singapore!
We’ve shortlisted 5 recipes that pair great with tea or coffee, for the ultimate tea party experience. Invite your family, friends and loved ones over to partake in the confectioneries and perhaps snap some Instagram-worthy photos!
Starting with Savoury Delights,
Mushroom Cheese Quiche (Breads & Tarts Course): Easy and delicious, it’s packed with mushrooms and cheese for a nutty flavour. Paired with a buttery crust, it’s both creamy and healthy! We suggest making mini-quiches for an easy morsel.
Seaweed Cheese Loaf (Breads & Tarts Course): saltiness of cheddar cheese and the briny savoury of the seaweed come together for an addictive roll of delight! For even more umami, consider topping with copious amounts of mentaiko (salted pollack roe) and even pork floss!
Moving on to Sweet Treats,
Apple Cinnamon Muffin (Muffins, Scones & Macarons Course): This can be easily made using pantry staples, or even from an easy-bake mixture! Simply flavour the muffin batter with cinnamon, brown sugar, and plenty of juicy Granny Smith apples.
The end result? Moist, soft, and cakey muffins with tall muffin tops! Top them with biscotti crumbs before the final bake and pipe smooth vanilla icing before serving.
Macarons (Muffins, Scones & Macarons Course): The quintessential high tea confectionery, they can be made in every possible colour and flavour to suit your preferences at baking lessons in Singapore.
Popular flavours taught at BELLS Baking Studio, a baking studio in Singapore, include Passionfruit, Salted Pistachio Chocolate, Kaya Cinnamon and many more! For fruit-based macarons, we recommend Jasmine & Sencha Green Tea to bring out the more subtle flavours.
Lemon Pound Cake (Cakes & Cookies Course): Imagine a dense, aromatic cake with the tang of lemon zest. The main flavor profiles are rich, buttery with a tender crumb. Starting with room temperature ingredients to ensure maximum volume, cream the sugar mixture until very light and fluffy for a smooth velvety texture.
This will pair great with an astringent black tea, and it can be frozen without the glaze for up to 3 months!
Here are some nifty baking hacks you’ll learn at baking courses in Singapore: Don’t overbeat once the eggs have been added, and make sure every crevice of your baking pan has been greased/buttered and floured.
Looking to indulge in some dainty high tea confectioneries this year end? We recommend learning from a baking studio in Singapore to whip up these goodies from the comfort of your very own home! This way, you can sharpen your baking prowess and also host your own tea parties anytime you want! Just remember to brew yourself a piping hot cup of tea.