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Afternoon tea recipes

32 Recipes

Scones, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy at teatime.

Bakewell cheesecake

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(29 ratings)
This almond and cherry baked cheesecake is a heavenly marriage of two amazing desserts
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Classic scones with jam & clotted cream

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(400 ratings)
You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby's storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests
15 minutes
Easy

Raspberry Linzer slice

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(3 ratings)
Biscuit slices topped with sticky raspberry jam and a spiced crumble mixture make a popular teatime treat
45 minutes
Easy

Lemon bars

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(10 ratings)
These slices of zesty lemony goodness are hard to resist
55 minutes
Easy

Selection of summer sandwiches

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(6 ratings)
Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of summer sandwiches
20 minutes
Easy

Shortbread

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(37 ratings)
This rich home-baked treat is a real crowd-pleaser
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Fruity teacake

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(96 ratings)
Perfect with a reviving cuppa, this cake is a keeper and will happily sit in a tin for a week or so
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Custard kisses

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(19 ratings)
Try a homemade version of these old-school favourites for a comforting afternoon tea
40 minutes
Easy

Summer sausage rolls

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(56 ratings)
When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack
40 minutes
Easy

Raspberry almond bites

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(8 ratings)
These heavenly teatime bites taste as gorgeous as they look
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Griddle scones with honey

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(13 ratings)
Quick and easy to make with storecupboard ingredients, griddle scones go perfectly with creamy honey and butter
25 minutes
Easy

Cappuccino cake

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(35 ratings)
Coffee mornings were made for this moreish cappuccino cake, and it's ready in under an hour
55 minutes
Easy

Chocolate caramel cake

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(26 ratings)
This rich cake makes an impressive centrepiece for any summer tea party
50 minutes
Easy

Cheddar scones

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(51 ratings)
Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through
25 minutes
Easy

Strawberry cream tea cake

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(19 ratings)
This super-sized scone is perfect to feed a crowd for afternoon tea
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Upside-down peach sponge

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(8 ratings)
A moist, fruity cake which is perfect for an afternoon tea with friends
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Best-ever crab sandwiches

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(4 ratings)
A classic crab sandwich made a bit more substantial with a few of Barney's favourite flavours
20 minutes
Easy

Classic Victoria sandwich

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(318 ratings)
You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too
30 minutes
Easy

Fab sandwich fillers

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(6 ratings)
These sandwich ideas are great for a school packed lunch and they’re so tasty, you’ll be taking them to work for your lunch, too
10 minutes
Easy

Cherry Bakewell cake

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(159 ratings)
If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam
45 minutes
Easy

Boozy coffee & walnut cake

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(35 ratings)
Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
30 minutes
Easy

Cinnamon swirls

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(11 ratings)
The perfect accompaniment to a warming cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon
1 hour
Easy

Gingered rich fruit cake

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(4 ratings)
This traditional cake has been jazzed up with lots of ginger - you'd never know it's gluten-free and dairy-free. Perfect for weddings and Christmas
3 hours and 15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Easy chocolate cupcakes

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(32 ratings)
These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life
40 minutes
Easy

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