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

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  • Scones with jam & clotted cream on a plate

    Classic scones with jam & clotted cream

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.1233 ratings

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

  • Lemon drizzle slices

    Lemon drizzle slices

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.118 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

  • Butterfly cupcakes

    Butterfly cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

  • Angel cake slices on a small plate

    Angel cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Sandwiches served on afternoon tea platter

    Afternoon tea sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Eclairs

    Eclairs

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.13 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

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

    Classic cheese scones

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.280 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

  • Sausage rolls

    Sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars served on a patterned board

    Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Battenberg cake

    Battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.38 ratings

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

  • Pimm's scones

    Pimm's scones

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 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

  • Egg & cress club sandwiches cut into triangles

    Egg & cress club sandwich

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 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

  • Scotch eggs on a table with pickle

    Easy Scotch eggs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Raspberry & dark chocolate teacakes

    Raspberry & dark chocolate teacakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Banana custard eclairs

    Banana custard eclairs

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Ploughman’s scones

    Ploughman’s scones

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Egg & bacon brioche soldiers

    Egg & bacon brioche soldiers

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Lemony crab & cucumber clubs

    Lemony crab & cucumber clubs

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Mini salt beef bagels

    Mini salt beef bagels

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns

    Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • Vegan scones served with jam

    Vegan scones

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.35 ratings

    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

  • Pimm's in glasses with fruit and cucumber

    Pimm's

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Coronation egg mayo sandwiches cut into triangles

    Coronation egg mayo sandwiches

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

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