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Christmas afternoon tea recipes

Published: August 31, 2022 at 9:30 am
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Rejoice in the Christmas cheer with our savoury and sweet afternoon tea recipes, including cheese scones, Christmas cookies and blackberry jam.


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  • Egg & cress club sandwiches cut into triangles

    Egg & cress club sandwich

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps

  • One Christmas muffuletta

    Christmas leftover sandwich

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Take your Boxing Day sarnie to the next level. Hollow out a loaf of bread and layer up all your Christmas leftovers inside it to make a lip-smacking sandwich

  • Caramelised onion quiche with cheddar & bacon

    Cheese & bacon quiche

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

    Make quiche Lorraine to perfection every time with this easy recipe for a crisp pastry base and rich smoked bacon, cheese and thyme filling

  • Cauliflower cheese & bacon quiche

    Cauliflower cheese & bacon quiche

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.35 ratings

    A lovely combination of cauliflower cheese and quiche Lorraine - make sure you pick the freshest cauli around

  • Mini quiches on a blue plate

    Mini quiches

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Pack these mini quiches with bacon and cheese for a picnic. Great for feeding a hungry crowd, plus you can make them a day ahead and even freeze them

  • Crust-less quiche in baking parchment

    Easy crustless quiche

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.13 ratings

    Make a simple crustless quiche to cut out the faff of making pastry. It's packed with cheese, smoky pancetta and green veg for a lovely lunch or picnic dish

  • A gold plate serving a butternut, sage & hazelnut quiche

    Butternut, sage & hazelnut quiche

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Hosting a veggie dinner party? Try our autumnal quiche with butternut squash, plus sage and hazelnut for a festive flavour – ideal for a meat-free Christmas

  • Classic cheese scones served on a wire rack with butter alongside

    Classic cheese scones

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.301 ratings

    Indulge in some cheese scones for afternoon tea or as part of a picnic. They're also great served alongside soups and you can freeze them for later use

  • Cheese & chutney scones

    Cheese & chutney scones

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    A clever new idea for picnics - homemade freshly baked scones with onion pickle topping and grated cheddar

  • Boxing day scones

    Boxing Day scones

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Turn your forlorn Christmas leftovers into a round of warm fresh scones, the perfect welcome for last-minute guests between Christmas and New Year

  • Apple & spice tealoaf

    Apple & spice tealoaf

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.31 ratings

    Perfect with a fresh pot of tea, this looks and tastes just as good as a farmers' market buy

  • Scones with jam & clotted cream on a plate

    Classic scones with jam & clotted cream

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.1295 ratings

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

  • Blackberry jam jar with some sliced bread

    Blackberry jam

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.28 ratings

    Make this easy blackberry jam with your glut of summer fruit – perfect with fresh white bread. Use jam sugar (with added pectin) to make sure it sets properly

  • Damson jam in a jar served with crusty bread and butter

    Damson jam

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.18 ratings

    Make the most of damsons in the summer with this sweet and fruity damson jam. Serve with crusty bread, or try as a filling in your favourites cakes and bakes.

  • Apple and blackberry jam in jars

    Apple & blackberry jam

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    Got a glut of apples or blackberries? Transform them into jam and gift to family and friends. Enjoy in your favourite sponge cakes or on your morning toast

  • Sloe gin cocktail 2016

    Sloe gin cocktail

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This autumnal hedgerow cocktail has a blend of botanical notes from the gin, infused with a juniper syrup, which makes for a sweet-sharp tipple

  • Chai tea

    Chai tea

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.16 ratings

    A warming spiced tea, that's the perfect match for our coconut chai traybake. A quick and easy brew that can be made with almond or cow's milk

  • Gingerbread cookies served on a wire tray

    Gingerbread cookies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

    Put your feet up and enjoy these moreish gingerbread cookies with a cuppa, made with aromatic cloves, ginger, cinnamon and rich black treacle

  • Double ginger cookies

    Double ginger cookies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.28 ratings

    If you love ginger nuts, you'll love these American-style spiced biscuits with chunks of stem ginger, dipped in dark chocolate

  • Cinnamon shortbread

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Shards of this simple, Christmas-spiced shortbread add a professional finish to creamy desserts

  • Cinnamon cookies on a cake stand

    Cinnamon cookies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Leave out a few of these cinnamon-spiced cookies for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. Perfect for the festive biscuit tin, you could add some raisins too


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