Pimm's scones

Afternoon tea recipes

38 Recipes

Scones, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy at teatime.

Pimm's scones

0

(0 ratings)

Two classics combined into doubly delicious results, these scones will go down a treat at a summer party, served with lashings of Pimm's-soaked fruit and boozy whipped cream...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle slices

5

(2 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Butterfly cupcakes

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(0 ratings)

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Eclairs

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A classic eclair recipe of light choux pastry filled with rich crème pâtissière. Make the basic buns, then fill with on-trend flavours and colourful glazes for a stunning afternoon tea treat
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Ploughman’s scones

3.75

(1 rating)

These savoury cheese scones, filled with thin slices of apple and chutney, make a delicious addition to an afternoon tea spread
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry & dark chocolate teacakes

4.375

(2 ratings)

These classic afternoon tea nibbles are given a fruity twist and smothered in chocolate for an extra special spread
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Banana custard eclairs

3.75

(1 rating)

Give these afternoon tea classics a fruity makeover with a creamy banana custard filling - perfect for a sophisticated spread
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Egg & bacon brioche soldiers

3.75

(1 rating)

Finger sandwich fillings don't have to be dainty - add some bold flavours to your afternoon tea with these brunch-inspired bites
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Lemony crab & cucumber clubs

3.75

(1 rating)

White crabmeat, mayo and chives make a delicious afternoon tea sandwich filling that's special enough for a celebration treat
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Mini salt beef bagels

3.75

(1 rating)

These tangy, delicate little bites make a great addition to finger sandwiches for a sophisticated afternoon tea
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns

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(0 ratings)

Fill light choux pastry with a creamy vanilla custard and Greek yogurt filling then finish with fresh fruit for a lower-sugar afternoon tea treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Morello cherry & almond traybake

4.375

(2 ratings)

This fruity cake uses ground rice and almond extract for a cheaper bake - perfect for a cake sale or as a teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Moroccan orange & cardamom cake

4.6875

(4 ratings)

Replace sugar with xylitol and swap butter and oil for a puréed whole orange in this light and zesty cake, with ground almonds and polenta
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Hazelnut latte cake

4.02778

(9 ratings)

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Pistachio & orange madeleines

5

(1 rating)

These beautiful shell-shaped light sponge cakes are ideal with a cup of tea, or serve with creamy desserts
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Nutty Florentine bars

5

(2 ratings)

This clever tray bake combines a buttery shortbread base with a Florentine inspired topping - finished with cherries and dark chocolate
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cheddar & sage scones

4.583335

(3 ratings)

Make sure you use a punchy mature cheese to shine through these savoury scones made with mustard and buttermilk
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Apple crumble & custard cupcakes

5

(5 ratings)

These extra-special cupcakes taste just like traditional crumble and custard - top with cream icing and apple-shaped biscuits
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Lemon bars

4.1

(15 ratings)

These slices of zesty lemony goodness are hard to resist
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Bakewell cheesecake

4.532895

(38 ratings)

This almond and cherry baked cheesecake is a heavenly marriage of two amazing desserts
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Shortbread

4.607145

(42 ratings)

This rich home-baked treat is a real crowd-pleaser
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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