Time for Tea & Treats
A spring tea party is a perfect excuse to reconnect with friends after the long winter. Round up your grandmother’s heirloom doilies, platters and teacups, don your fanciest hat, and indulge in a spread fit for a queen. We’ve handpicked our favorite Haggen pastries and treats to pair with warm herbal sips at the prettiest part of the season.
Springtime just isn’t complete without a slice of fresh-baked carrot cake. Our carrot cake is chock full of shredded carrots, raisins and nuts, baked fresh and frosted with a rich cream cheese icing.
Nestled in a delicate chocolate cup, our decadent chocolate mousse is a delightfully rich dessert paired perfectly with a cup of tea. Topped with sugared berries, these little cups of heaven are an indulgent addition to any tea party.
It’s hard to pass up this pudgy French pastry just bursting with creamy custard. Our chocolate topped éclairs are made with choux pastry filled with a smooth custard.
Nothing beats a bite of velvety cheesecake made with ingredients from the Northwest. Dress up one of our Chuckanut Cheesecakes with edible flowers and candied lemon slices to really impress your tea party guests.
Candied Lemon Slices
1 large lemon
1 cup sugar
Slice lemon into approximately 12 thin, even slices. Discard ends and seeds.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil then remove from heat. Add lemon slices and stir until softened (about 1 minute). Drain and immediately place lemon slices into a bath of ice water.
Bring sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil in skillet until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to medium low and add lemon slices in one layer. Simmer, do not boil, until rinds are translucent (about 1 hour).
Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet until cool.
Spice Hut Tea Collection
Available soon at all Haggen stores, these loose leaf sachets are blended in Bellingham, Washington from unique concoctions of citrus, flower blossoms, herbs and tea leaves.