21st June 2012
Just when you thought all the Jubilee hoo ha had died down here I come waving my bunting all in your face.
To partake in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations I did not think there was anything more British I could do than have an afternoon tea. I started my preparations well in advance as I decided I wanted to make my own bunting. Not union jack bunting, but cutesy bunting that I could possibly get away with leaving up under the pretence of being too lazy to take it down. It is still up and no one has said anything…ma’am’s the word 😉
Rather than doing it on the Sunday whilst the Queen was floating with the flotilla down the Thames, I made use of all the extra days to prepare it.
The cheesecake turned out little sloppy from overestimating the amount of strawberries going in the cheesecake mix.
I searched high and low for some whipping cream but couldn’t find any so I made my own using this recipe here. It was very coconutty and also a bit sloppy, but after several days in the fridge it did firm up, having made it on the day it didn’t really help me!
The pièce de résistance? A happy vegan to share it with 🙂