Pimm's scones

Afternoon tea recipes

38 Recipes

Scones, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy at teatime.

Pimm's scones

2.5

(2 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

(8 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

0

(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

0

(0 ratings)

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

4.583335

(3 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

1.875

(2 ratings)

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

0

(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

3.94231

(13 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

(2 ratings)

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

4.6875

(4 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

Orange & coriander drizzle cake

4.464285

(7 ratings)

This fruity bake has a whole orange whizzed up and added to the batter for a zesty teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Lemon bars

4.15625

(16 ratings)

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

Bakewell cheesecake

4.58721

(43 ratings)

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

Shortbread

4.633335

(45 ratings)

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

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