Monday, May 23, 2011

Come Sail with Me on a Pina Colada Sailboat

Hello Dear Friends ~ Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

First and foremost, let me take a moment to express my deepest and heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of love and support generated by my Pink Saturday Brain Tumor Awareness Cupcake.  It felt so good to release that post.

I also have to say that it has been such a joy exploring the baking and especially the tea blogging community. The women and blogs I have happened upon are just amazing and so full of beauty and wonderful delights.  I invite you to check out many of their blogs as they can be found in my blogroll. I have so many to add and plan to update it this holiday weekend.  

Ok...now, let's have some TEA!!

What are you drinking today?  I am excited to have bought some new tea from a local Minnesota Tea Sommelier, Julia Matson, who is the owner of Bingley's Teas. I love to support women and small business and this is even better because it is a woman with a small TEA business!!  To visit her website, click HERE.



The tea is from her popular Jane Austen Series and when I saw the name I just HAD to buy it...

Compassion for Mrs. Bennet's Nerves

From the label....

At last there is compassion for what poor Mrs. Bennet suffers with her nerves!
A tisane of chamomile, peppermint, passion flower, rosehips, and lavender, sooth the most agitated of moments in a delicious cup. We recommend a touch of honey for added bliss.


Ummm ya..I will take a GALLON!

I was recently inspired by this quote...

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean.

To make these....



Pina Colada Sailboats!

I remembered seeing these dainty bites on the Tea Time Magazine website and bookmarked them for a future rainy day.

Well, Friday was rainy.

You can find the full original recipe and instructions by clicking on the Tea Time link above but I chose to give these a FAST and FANCY flair.

Pina Colada Sailboats ~ Fast and Fancy

Refrigerated Pie Crusts
2 cups Vanilla Pudding (Instant pudding or I bought the pudding in a cup snack packs to use the extras for school lunches - I also used the low sugar 60 calorie/serving pudding and it tasted great)
Toasted Coconut ~ I didn't measure but used about 1/2 cup
Crushed Pineapple  ~ again I used a small can, about 1/2 to a full cup
**I also added 2 Tablespoons Coconut Curd but I am pretty sure not many people have this just lying around...you can certainly omit this or use a touch of coconut extract.

I rolled out the pie crusts and cut with scalloped round cutter and poked holes in the bottom and placed on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Then I cut right angle triangles as you see, from the pie crusts and placed those on parchment lined baking sheet.

I then baked at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until edges were lightly browned

While those were toasting up, I placed the vanilla pudding, toasted sweetened coconut, crushed pineapple and coconut curd into a mixing bowl and whipped together.  To be honest, I kept tasting a bit here and there and adding a pinch of this or that to get the taste to my liking. 

It took all of about 2 minutes. 

Once the pie crust boat bottoms and sails were done I let them cool.

Once cool I used an ice cream scoop and placed a scoop of the pina coloda mixture on to the sail boat bottom, adorned with the sail and added a lovely flower!

VIOLA ~ so fast...so fancy...so tasty....



FYI: If not serving immediately, keep in the refrigerator so the pudding does not get warm and soft, as your sailboats will get droopy.  Another hint is to firm up the pudding by making it according to the "pie filling" directions.

Another fast and fancy way to serve these would be to use chocolate mousse.



I brought the chocolate ones over to Sophia's former preschool/kindergarten teacher, Miss Lynn, from My Own Montessori and her teacher aids. 

Teachers are truly the wind in our childrens' sails and Miss Lynn is an amazing and sweet woman.

Thank you for visiting Tea Time Tuesday. 

I am considering hosting a link up myself in the future so stay tuned!!


Linking up with:
Tidy Mom ~ I'm Lovin It!
Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!
A Breath of Fresh Air ~ Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday!
Sassy Sites!
Between Naps on the Porch ~ Tablescape Thursday
Add a Pinch ~ Mingle Monday ~ I Made That!
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Not Just a House Wife Blog
Fireflies and Jelly Beans Blog ~ Show your Stuff!
My Romantic Home ~ Show and Tell Friday
Delicate Construction
Lily Rose Cottage: L.A.C.E
Foodie Friday ~ At Designs by Gollum
Creative Creations Link Up at Nothing but Country Blog
Sweet Tooth Friday's at Alli N Sons!!
 

21 Comments:

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

These treats look especially yummy! I liked the Jane Austen quotes too! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Trish,

What a from-the-heart, naturally deeply concerning and profoundly touching post you released last week! I'm sure it was our 'bittersweet' pleasure and then some dear lady to offer and extend, love, warmth, support and prayers to you and your precious family!

'Bittersweet' only because of course it breaks our hearts to see you and others suffer; yet 'sweet' only because we rejoice with you that you are still here and love is so healing..,

(There I go shedding tears again! God bless you dear one)! You are such an inspiration to us all!

What fabulously pretty tea treats you have shared with us this week; I love Pansies!

Also I can hardly wait to see the wee gifties that you and your, 'May Mini Teapot Swap' partner have so generously bestowed upon one another!

I do agree that creativity and also even blogging are so therapeutic!

Thanks for joining me once again for TTTT and also for my 84th, Tuesday Tea For Two, it's always such a pleasure having you join us in the fun!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
@ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

P.S.~ Try switching to another web browser such as, 'Mozilla Fire Fox' web browser; it solved the problem of not being able to leave comments for me!

Hope that helps.

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Thanks so much for stopping in on my new blog. I came over to look around. And what did I find, the most jump off the page worth wrecking your diet over little can't be to many calorie, sailboats!! ummmmm Going to keep this idea in the back of my mind for my son's wedding coming up! Happy Tuesday, Jules ♥

Snap said...

Love the Pina Colada sailboats ... too cute (and tasty). Thanks for the link to Bingley's Tea ... chuckled reading the description of Mrs. Bennets tea! Happy Tea Day!

Traveling Tina said...

Coconut curd...My mouth is watering! I love anything coconut and that just sounds nummy. Where do you find that?

♥ Miss Tea said...

thanks for sharing the link to Bingley's Tea and the recipe for that delicious and cute looking pina colada sailboats! what a great tips too!! xx Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So cute and soooooo good sounding. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Notes from the Homestead said...

Two words.... Cute, Yum!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

This I bet IS perfect with a cup of Tea.
They look light and flavorful!

<3 love ya!

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

They look absolutely delicious!!
I love anything with coconut in it :-)
Thank you for sharing your recipe and linking to LACE today!
God bless you..Trish

Canadagirl said...

These look soooooooo yummy!

Blessings<><
-Mary

Kate said...

How cute! These just look like fun!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! These ARE fancy! They look yummy too! Yeah I'm all into sweets. I think I was raised on doughnuts! Sweet post!

Lynn said...

This sailboat was beautiful to look at and was delectable to eat...thank you, Trish. It made my day to see your smiling face and feel the loving energy that follows you wherever you go! I am so happy to read your posts...thank you for inviting me into your world! love, Miss Lynn

my cup of tea said...

What a beautiful sweet treat for a lovely tea party with some delightful friends!
Thanks for visiting me!
Hope you had a great tea day!
~Donna~

Kathy said...

Beautiful dessert - I can imagine floating away with these delights! Love the idea of Jane Austin teas - will look for these!
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm back to try and comment again. These are so cute, Trish! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Hope you're having a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Angela McRae said...

Oh, what a fun post! And thanks for introducing me to a new tea vendor!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Simply lovely -- everything about it.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

These are beautiful!

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/26/lemon-chocolate-cupcakes/

Amy said...

So creative and fancy! :) Love the chocolate mousse one too! These are almost too cute to eat. Thank you so much for sharing.

By the way, I'm hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog, please stop by to enter when you have a chance. One for $50 Thrive products and another one for baking molds and more. Have a wonderful weekend.

Amy
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