Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A FALL TEA IN THE GARDEN for "Friends Sharing Tea"

I was hoping to get out in the garden again to set up a little tea and I am so glad for a lovely day to do just that!   I will tell you I waited until afternoon and the sun was really bright.  You know, I am not too proud to admit that I still really haven't learned about my camera so please bear with me until I retire and have time to take a class and really learn the use it.

Last night I made a lemon roll cake which was very easy.  I have cut you a slice.  You probably have these ingredients on hand.  You need a jelly roll pan and only bake this thin cake 10-12 minutes.  This is how the cake looked last night before I cut it.  I never do anything perfectly but it never affects the taste.

 I am also sharing some Shabby Vintage Pumpkins I have been sewing.  These 3 teas that are fall favorites too!  Pick the one you would like.  You can pick between African Autumn, Cranberry Autumn or Pumpkin Spice.  I have a cup for you and one for me.  I will put the kettle on now!  There are only a few flowers left in the garden but lots of seeds are forming and I am gathering many.

The name of the pattern for my teapot is "Tapestry".  I love the name.  I think it is quite appropriate.  I have shared these pieces before.

Oh beautiful autumn - How I longed for you
To see the glorious colors - to make a pot of stew
The air is crisp - the skies are blue
With cooler temps and golden hues
Oh beautiful autumn - stay here with us - please do!

Some of you might remember a magazine called Decorating & Craft Ideas from the l980's.  This recipe came from the May 1984 issue. 

I think it makes sense to make the filling first so it can be cooling while you bake the cake. The Lemon Filling ingredients:  1/4 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 Tb grated lemon rind, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 Tb cornstarch, 2 eggs beaten, 2 egg yolks beaten.  Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Combine remaining ingredients, stirring until blended.  Add to butter and cook over low heat stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.  Boil 1 minute stirring constantly.  Cool in the refrigerator.  

For the cake you will need these ingredients:  4 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tb water, 1 Tsp vanilla extract,  3/4 cup sifted cake flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 Tsp salt. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 15 x 10 x 1" jellyroll pan and line with wax paper. Grease waxed paper with butter and set aside.  Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored and then beat in sugar about 4 minutes. Add water and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to egg mixture, beating dry ingredients are moist.  Spread batter evenly on jellyroll pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

To finish the cake:
Sift 1/4 cup of powdered sugar across a linen towel (area about 15 x 10)  When the cake is done, turn it out onto the towel and peel the waxed paper off.  Roll the cake up from the narrow side into the towel and let it finish cooling seam side down.  When cool, unroll and spread with filling.  Reroll the cake and put on a plate seam side down.  Sprinkle with more powdered sugar.

If you have something to share about tea - please link at the bottom and join the party!  I love seeing your fall tea vignettes!  I will also be sharing this post with these blogging friends:


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I cannot believe I'm the first one to link up! I'm on my way out the door to physio and hoped I could get linked up before I left. Your tea is simply splendid, Bernideen! I love your Tapestry tea set; so pretty, and your linens are gorgeous. Your lemon roll looks delicious. Wish I could sew. I would love to make some of those darling lacy pumpkins. Thank you for being such a good hostess and coming to tea with me.



Beautiful Fall setting for tea and yummy cake too! Thank you for the lovely party. Big hugs,

Michelle said...

Such a great table setting with all that lace. I love your Tapestry tea set. The lemon roll cake looks so delicious, I'll definitely have to make it. ~Michelle

Marilyn said...

Your backyard gets prettier and prettier! The orange pumpkins really do look nice back there! And the lace ones are just my style, as orange is not my favorite color. I saw the "R" word--do you have a time frame for your retirement? I've been quite lazy this past month and have decided the adjustment period is over and it's time to get to work!! Cooler days mean I can paint without heatstroke. I don't know how you did all you painting this past year, unless it doesn't get so hot where you are OR I am just wimpy! I enjoyed our tea time.♥♫

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
what, what a lovely poem you made. I am very impressed. You are blessed with many skills. One of the nicest is your talent to make each tea time to a very special event. Its so nice to see your garden in the autumn sun. The fine china, the lovely table clothes and the pumpkins in the background make a wonderful tea setting. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tea tiable and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Carolyn said...

You have so many pretty dishes- love your tea in the garden. The pumpkins are lovely also-where do you find the time??? Your garden lady looks pretty fancy too!

Thank you for hosting,

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, your tea is so pretty and I love, love, love those dinner plates! Of course, your shabby chic pumpkins are the most adorable in blogland. I would love to share a slice of cake with you and I'll take some pumpkin tea, please.
I don't have anything ready to share today. I've had too many pressing matters to attend to. xo

Shane Pollard said...

Such a beautiful post dear Bernideen.
I would love to join you for tea today - I will choose the African Autumn as I've not heard of it before - I love trying new teas.
Your Lemon Roll looks delicious - thank you for the recipe - I'll make it and let you know when I post about it too!

LOve those pumpkins you've made - clever.
Thank you for hosting your tea party in the garden!
Love and hugs
Shane x

Bernideen said...

So thrilled you linked. Thank you for the kind comments. When I get to retire I will have the time for the things I love. I want to get back to canning and have a vegetable garden. I did get to stay home and sew 1 1/2 days this week so that was fun.

Bernideen said...

There will always be anet time right!

Bernideen said...

Yes Marilyn - we do have the building for sale and all summer - no none has looked at it as our economy is terrible!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful! I love the autumn decor!

I don't think I could make that lemon jelly roll. My cooking is very imperfect. It looks great to me!!!

xinex said...

What a beautiful setting, Bernideen, thanks for the recipe! it looks really yummy....Christine

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I am so glad you were able to have another garden tea! Yours is so elegant and beautiful! Love your linens and teaset. Your pumpkins you made are so pretty and go so well with your tea table. Speaking of tables, your dining room table is set so beautifully! Love your dishes and the brown transferware teapot! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Veronica Roth said...

You lucky, lucky girl! We have almost non-stop rain here in the Pacific Northwest. Your pumpkins are fantastic and very imaginative. Well done. I bet they would really sell like hotcakes. :)

Tea in Texas said...

Sitting your garden would be a joy! Your darling pumpkins look so pretty on the table. The Tapestry tea set is a lovely chintz pattern and I am very fond of chintz. Have a wonderful fall week!


Terri said...

Beautiful outdoor tea Bernideen! I adore your lacey pumpkins! They really are fab vintage decor. I would love to try it myself. Your rolled dessert looks divine! Yum! What a lovely tea.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I just love your lacey shabby pumpkins and your fall table setting is so beautiful! Nancy

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
You are so lucky to have another outdoor tea! It has been so wet on the west coast. Thanks for hosting the tea party today. Take care,

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, I just linked up to your party for the first time and it did not show up. Any suggestions? After I see it I will add it to my post.
Your fruit dishes are gorgeous, I think I looked at a partial set like that at an antique's shop but did not get them.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh everything is so pretty - we are done outdoors for this year - the rains have settled in and we won't have warm enough weather for an outdoor tea - but we will have lots of fun indoors. Your tea set is lovely - and the cake looks scrumptious - I've not had good luck with them before - I might give it another try.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh Bernideen...you clever girl! I love your pumpkins!Your fall tea is lovely! If we had one in the garden the last few days it would have washed or blown away! The lemon cake roll is so elegant! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Bernideen said...

Hi Gina:
Sometimes it takes a while but your link it definitely here - thanks for participating.

Bernideen said...

Hi Gina:
Sometimes it takes a while but your link it definitely here - thanks for participating.

Miss Kathy said...

Lovely! Lovely! Those pumpkins look delish - all that lovely lace! Your sweets look delish, too, but I daresay my tummy would not approve. I just don't tolerate very sweet things anymore - but - oh, the memory of a bite and a sip of tea to go with it! I've been substituting more healthful ingredients in my teatime treats of late and my tastebuds are learning to love it. I feel better and not so sluggish - and my clothes still fit! Joy!

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous! I love the draped lace table cloth - so romantic! What a beautiful fall tablescape!

Bernideen said...

Hi Kathy:
I came over to comment but it said I had to sign in the word press which I don't know anything about but thank you for sharing your post at Friends Sharing Tea. It was a darling post about school and I love that figurine lady the best!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a beautiful fall garden tea, Bernideen! Nothing says fall more than pumpkins [and apples]. Your lemon roll looks absolutely delicious, and I love your chintz "Tapestry" dishes! Happy October! ~ Phyllis

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How lovely to be able to still have tea in the garden. I looked, and yes, saw some queen anne's lace still blooming. I've never made a jelly roll cake but the lemon you have this week looks yummy.

ornate splendor said...

Lovely tea party, Bernideen! The jelly roll cake looks divine! And the lacy pumpkins are just so pretty! Love all that lace! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging tea parties!) : )

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

First I wanted to stop by and thank you ever so kindly for visiting me at Tea Cottage Pretties. Secondly and perhaps more important, your blog is so beautiful. I saw TEA and had to follow you. Your post is so very lovely. Then I noticed you had a linky party and it was about TEA!!! So I shared my Tea Party from last July. It was for my daughter's 17th Birthday. We handmade everything from the sugar cubes to the goodies and the food. Our signature tea for the day was Marie Antoinette Tea. We had a beautiful party. I am so excited to have found you. Hugs, Beverly

Snap said...

What a lovely teascape. I love lemon anything so your lemon roll is making my mouth water. The tapestry pattern really does look like tapestry. Love your shabby chic lacy pumpkins. Happy Tea Day!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi B.! Your recipe looks yummy! I've been spending more time in the kitchen these days. I have a camera in the box that I need to learn on too. But when??? Haha! SO sunny in your pretty garden. Looks like a wonderful time for tea with your beautiful china.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, we have had gorgeous weather also. But tonight it has turned off cold. Everything looks so lovely for your Fall tea. I love the pumpkins that you have made! I remember that magazine. The lemon roll looks yummy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Elizabeth said...

I love your fall Tea ! Everything is beautiful ! The lemon roll looks wonderful !