3 Quick & Easy Recipes for Tea Time Treats

Easy Xmas Treats Recipes

No better way to showcase your flair for baking and cooking this holiday season, where you will probably be hosting or attending loads of Christmas and New Year’s parties. Well, even if you are not the best baker or cook, whipping out some cool little treats for your guests won’t be rocket science.

Here are 3 Quick & Easy Christmas Recipes For Tea Time Treats that you can experiment with for the holiday parties to come. Tasty little treats need not take forever to make and we can prove it.

Xmas Tapas


Ingredients (Serves 10):
8-10 white button mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
10 slices of white bread
1 tsp dark soy sauce
salt to taste
5 honey or cherry tomatoes

What to do:
1. Mince white button mushrooms and set aside.
2. Mince garlic and place in a sauté pan at medium heat with 1 tbsp of butter.
3. When garlic starts to brown, throw in mushrooms and sauté until almost cooked through, then add a pinch of salt.
4. Add dark soy sauce and switch off the heat. Mix evenly and set aside.
5. Cut bread slices into circles and butter on both sides.
6. Toast them in an toaster oven until nicely crisp.
7. Plate with the bread at the bottom and the mushroom mixture on top, then top it off with half a cherry tomato and a sprinkle of chopped parsley (optional). Serve.

Blueberry Salmon Treats


Ingredients (serves 10):
1 packet smoked salmon
5 slices of white bread
10 blueberries

What to do:
1. Slice bread into half and remove the edges.
2. Brush butter on both sides of bread and toast until crisp.
3. Place a generous amount of salmon on top of each slice and garnish with one blueberry each.
4. Add chopped parsley (optional). Serve.

Berry Compote Choc Chip Cookie


Ingredients (serves 10):
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp softened unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup choc chips
1/2 cup bluerries
1/2 cup strawberries
2 tbsp fresh milk

What to do:
1. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Then, slowly beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Do this by hand with a wooden spoon only.
2. Mix in the egg. Fold in chocolate chips after.
3. On your baking tray, add the mixture in with a tablespoon at a time.
4. Cook in toaster oven for 7-9 minutes (check every 2-3 minutes to make sure it doesn’t over bake).
5. While waiting for that to bake, make your berry compote.
6. Add in strawberries and blueberries into a sauce pan with one tablespoon of brown sugar and one tablespoon of granulated sugar. Cook until the berries have softened and the mixture is reduced a little.
7. Turn off heat and mix in milk slowly. Stir and let it cool.
8. Once cookies are done, remove from baking tray and let it sit and cool down for 5-10 minutes. Serve.

Note that once berry sauce is served on top of the cookies, you should consume them immediately. If you want to preserve the cookies longer, serve the berry compote on the side.

About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.