I've been asked by Pink Lining to give my top tips for hosting the perfect baby shower. If you would like to add your own baby shower tips please feel free to comment and I can add them to the bottom of the post.
Its got to be simple so a traditional Cornish Cream Tea with Roddas Clotted Cream and Homemade Strawberry Jam is the way to go (recipe below). If you wanted to make it more substantial you could add some finger rolls with a choice of filling - egg mayo, tuna and sweetcorn, coronation chicken and perhaps some mini cheese and bacon quiches.
Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream
- 350g Self Raising Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- 85g Butter, cubed
- 3 TBSP Golden Caster Sugar
- 175ml Milk
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- Squeeze of fresh Lemon juice
- Jam and Clotted Cream to serve
Step 1: Preheat oven to 220c.Rub the butter into the flour, salt and baking powder until you get breadcrumbs.Step 2: Heat the milk in a jug in the microwave for 20 seconds then add in the vanilla and lemon juice. Stir into the flour and butter mix with a cutlery knife then bring together with your hands.Step 3: Turn out onto floured surface then roll with a rolling pin to a thickness of about 2.5 cm. Cut out with a fluted 5cm cutter and place on baking tray. Re roll the pastry again until you cut 8 scones. glaze the top with a bit of milk then bake for 10 minutes.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 scones
Decorations -Bunting and lots of fresh flowers in little vases. Bunting is really easy to make and there are plenty of tutorials on u tube.
Gifts - Have a look at the Pink Lining website for some lovely baby shower gift ideas. I'm very tempted to get this cute changing bag for a pregnant friend of mine. Also, its a good idea to get the Mum to be to make a gift list as you don't want any duplicates.
More inspiration - For more ideas on how to throw the perfect baby shower have a look at my Pinterest board.
Disclosure: I was compensated for my time spent writing this post and creating the recipes