There’s nothing I love more than a festive, seasonal grazing board and I partnered with my friends at Allrecipes magazine to create a teatime-inspired spread in their Spring issue. The tea-theme feels perfect for springtime bridal or baby showers, Mother’s Day celebrations, or even just a lovely occasion to gather with friends al fresco as the temperatures start to warm! I shared a few of my favorite #Domestikategrazingboards tips with Allrecipes to make this board– below are a few of those tricks – and you can see the rest in the magazine on newsstands now! Make a Teatime Mocktail: Brew a fresh pot of chamomile tea and chill in the refrigerator until cold. In a glass over ice, combine 2 tablespoons of Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (zero calories!) with the chilled chamomile tea, and garnish with a twist of lemon over ice for a bright, refreshing, spring sip! You can turn it into a cocktail too with the addition of gin or vodka – find Torani syrups in the coffee aisle at your grocery store.
Bake Daisy Cookies: My simple shortbread recipe from my cookbook takes on a new life with the help of some flower shaped cookie cutters and a few drops of yellow food coloring. I cut and chilled the shortbread flower shaped cookies and saved some leftover scraps of dough to tint yellow and stamp out circles in the center of each flower for a cheery daisy-inspired treat!
Choose a Distinctive, Rounded Cheese: Kerrygold Dubliner is a staple on my entertaining menu thanks to the distinctive, rounded flavor that pairs well with crackers, grapes or honey. Remember to pre-cut it to make it easy for guests to grab off the plate.
Honey for Teatime: A drizzle of sweet honey is a perfect way to elevate cheese and crackers or mix into a softened butter for a delectable honey butter to pair with warm tea biscuits.
Add a Salty, Crunchy Element: Nuts, like pistachios, also make a great visual addition to bring in a pop of color and texture to the display. I always add them to the dish last and fill in any blank spots on the plate. Don’t forget to add an empty bowl for shells to the table!
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