Pimm's scones

Afternoon tea recipes

Throw your own afternoon tea party with our selection of teatime treats, from delicate scones, cakes and patisserie to savoury pies and scotch eggs.

1,202 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
112 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Treat guests to this colourful angel cake with decorative fondant icing. It will go down well with a cuppa for afternoon tea

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet

20 mins
Easy
13 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
265 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Perk up your lunchbox with these party favourites, bound to be a hit with kids

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly

50 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
38 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

3 hrs
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use a few chef's tricks to create the perfect sausage and egg snack with this step-by-step recipe

40 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These classic afternoon tea nibbles are given a fruity twist and smothered in chocolate for an extra special spread

1 hr and 25 mins
A challenge
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Give these afternoon tea classics a fruity makeover with a creamy banana custard filling - perfect for a sophisticated spread

1 hr and 20 mins
A challenge
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star 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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
31 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
More effort
34 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our vegan version of scones, which uses soy milk and vegan vegetable spread to replace the dairy. Serve with vegan cream and your favourite jam 

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries

5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform an egg mayo sandwich into something special with curry flavours, mango chutney and spring onions. Pack into a lunchbox and be the envy of your workmates

18 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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