I can hardly believe it, but I am a Food Blog is come up on three years old! Waaaaay back in 2012, my very first post was Afternoon Beer, a little Valentine’s Day treat I thought up for Mike. This year, to celebrate my blog birthday and Valentine’s day, I thought I’d do a Afternoon Beer redux.
But just what is Afternoon Beer you ask? Well, as obsessed as I am with fancy tea rooms and tiers of tiny food, Mike isn’t such a fan. I love whiling away the hours with fancy tea sandwiches, scones and clotted cream and mini desserts, but apparently it’s not really a boy thing. In defence of tea time and tiny foods everywhere, I created Afternoon Beer, man-approved minature snacks that go great with beer.
Over the next two weeks I’ll be sharing all the recipes, but for now, here’s a sneak peek of my 2015 Afternoon Beer Redux. I skipped out on the classic tiers because I thought a wooden board would be more manly, but I still kind of went along with what’s served at afternoon tea.
For savouries we have: Mini Lasanga Cups with Ricotta and Spicy Ragu, Mini Beef and IPA Cheddar Crust Pies, and Black Pepper Gougère BLTS. Instead of the classic scones with clotted cream and jam, I made Mini Green Onion Cream Cheese Biscuits and Spicy Sausage Gravy. And of course I did a tiny sweets course with Baby Cinnamon Buns with Whiskey Cream Cheese Frosting and an IPA Beeramisu.
Mini food and ice cold beer for the win! A happy (early, in this case) Valentine’s Day indeed.