Afternoon tea Recipes
To get you started we’ve gone back to basics. It wouldn’t be afternoon tea without the humble scone now, would it? So of course we’ve included plenty of them for you to try your hand at. These buttery, crumbly delights are obviously best enjoyed warm, fresh from the oven with a generous topping of butter, homemade jam and Cornish clotted cream.
The other side to hosting a beautiful table of afternoon treats is the savoury section. You’ll need finger sandwiches and mini quiches to keep your guests satisfied. You could go for traditional flavours like cream cheese and cucumber or ham and mustard, or plump for something more experimental like herbed avocado or spiced hummus.
The final flourish for afternoon tea treats is of course the cakes and pastries. These delicate bakes are typically the most impressive, and give you a good chance to show off your skills. You can either go for one large tart and slice it into delicate fingers or slices or make individual sized treats for each of your guests.
Whatever you decide to make, one thing’s for sure – your guests will love the effort you’ve put in to make sure everything is wholesome, delicious and filling. Finally, just a reminder – don’t forget the tea! We like to get a couple of options for friends and family so that everyone can choose something they love. Pick a fruity tea and a variation of traditional black tea to keep everyone happy.
Delicious Afternoon tea recipes
Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside these mini macaroons are a mouth watering treat
Mary Berry's fruity scones are perfect served split open with plenty of jam and cream in them for a really indulgent afternoon tea treat
These mini crab tartlets are super zesty and simple to make. They're a delightful light bite
These mini tarts really are the business with their frangipane filling and buttery pastry
The scone represents the best in British baking - they're so easy, yet so scrumptious, and a must for any afternoon tea! If you'd like to know how to make these irresistible scones, follow our 3 simple steps carefully and enjoy the results with friends over a large pot of tea.
You can't get any simpler or tastier than these open avocado and prosciutto toasted sandwiches
Buy ready-made daisies, or use a daisy cutter with fondant, to decorate these pretty fondant fancies
Ready in the blink of an eye, these scones are perfect to whip up if you find yourself with unexpected guests