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Blissful Bear-y Bites

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Elya-chan (they/them)

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Craving something delicious to snack on for the Bear's Tea Party? Follow along as we make savory mushroom tartlets and smoked salmon tea sandwiches, and get other ideas for putting together a full Afternoon Tea meal!

BLISSFUL BEAR-Y BITES

Mushroom Tartlets, Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches, & Cucumber Salad


Hosted by Elyachan

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Panel Airs: Saturday, May 29th, 10:15 AM PDT / 1:15 PM EDT


MUSHROOM TARTLETS

SMOKED SALMON TEA SANDWICHES

BONUS: CUCUMBER SALAD



MUSHROOM TARTLETS

Based on this recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 premade pie crust (room temperature, unbaked), plus flour for rolling

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 8 oz mushrooms (minced)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • Fresh thyme

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 oz goat cheese, or other soft cheese (such as cream cheese) for the mousse

  • 3 tbsp heavy cream

  • Balsamic glaze: balsamic vinegar, honey (use this recipe), or you may be able to find a premade glaze (I’ve seen one in the deli section of Sprouts)


Tools

  • Oven at 350°F (180°C)

  • Standard 12-cup muffin tin

  • Cookie cutter (3" to 3.5" round)

  • Rolling pin

  • Stove

  • Sauté pan

  • Wooden spoon

  • Stand mixer or handheld mixer with whisk attachment and mixing bowl (for mousse)

  • Piping bag or zipper storage bag

  • Small saucepan (for glaze)



SMOKED SALMON TEA SANDWICHES

Based on this recipe

Ingredients

  • Sliced bread! Dark Pumpernickel for bears, or a baguette sliced thin and lightly toasted as crostini

  • Garlic & herb cream cheese (or use the goat cheese mousse from the tartlets)

  • Smoked salmon, sliced (one 4 oz. package is plenty)

  • ½ English cucumber, sliced thin

  • Fresh dill and capers for garnish


Tools

  • Cutting board

  • Knife

  • Mandolin slicer (recommended for cucumber)

  • Spatula for spreading cheese

  • Optional:  Cookie cutters! Bear, stars, and small round cutters for details. I  highly recommend adding a set of round cookie cutters to your cooking  toolkit; available from a local kitchen gadget store or online


BONUS: CUCUMBER SALAD

Ingredients

  • The remainder of the cucumber from the tea sandwiches

  • Rice vinegar

  • Sesame oil

  • Furikake rice seasoning (usually includes sesame seeds, nori, etc.)