Monday, 27 July 2015

British tea time - a farewell and big thank you to my English students

Now that it is soon time for me to pack my bags and move abroad (once again), I also had to quit all my jobs I have had here in Germany. One of those many occupations was a job as an English teacher.

And I must say I had one of the greatest classes in my history as a teacher. Two semesters of fun! Let alone our amazing trip to London in May. The result is some nice, new friends who I am definitely going to stay in touch with.

Last Thursday, we finally had our last class together and for weeks before that I had been planning a special farewell and thank you to these lovely students. A British afternoon tea time! Just like the one we had at wonderful, amazing bake-a-boo in West Hampstead. I can only recommend this tea room when being in London.

Anyway, I had planned ahead for this last class and bought all kinds of colourful paper plates and napkins, took all my mugs with flowers on them with me and started to bake the day before. I was a bit nervous since I had never baked brownies before. I also tried out a new cupcakes recipe and some new variations of tea sandwiches. 

In the end, everyone liked everything and I can only recommend these recipes that I found through pinterest (check out the list below). Transporting everything to school was a bit tricky since it was quite warm that day and the buttercream icing on the cupcakes and the chocolate on the strawberries were about to melt away. But they made their ways safely into everyone's mouths. 

I just wished I had had enough raspberries to decorate each and every single cupcake. Nevertheless did we have a great time. My students were all very surprised when they entered the classroom and saw the table. I will miss these Thursdays with them.

Kat :-)

PS.:   the recipe list ;-)

raspberry swirl cupcakes 
50 ideas for tea sandwiches 
classic scones with jam and clotted cream