Category: Afternoon Tea

I decided to pen the details and planning involved in organising an afternoon tea event with friends. I had a variety of cakes and it is all possible with advance preparation.                 Note: as an alternative to the peanut butter frosting on the choc slice you could do […]

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A smooth and delicious cheesecake slice studded with dark choc chips on a brownie base… I served this at an afternoon tea and they went down well. These bars are perfect for entertaining as they can be frozen or made a couple of days in advance and stored in the fridge. They will keep for […]

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A buttery lemon sponge with a condensed milk and cream cheese frosting is a perfect addition to an afternoon tea spread. I served these little cakes at afternoon tea and they were so easy to eat – make sure you put out enough for people to have seconds or thirds! Make in advance: the cupcakes […]

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A lovely appetizer and also a great alternative to traditional afternoon tea sandwiches. I topped some with whipped herb cream cheese and roasted tomatoes, some with whipped cream cheese and cucumber shavings and some with red pepper hummus and roasted peppers. These biscuits can be made in advance and frozen for up to one month. Defrost […]

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I decided to serve cheese scones at afternoon tea to balance out the sweetness. To make this extra special, serve with whipped butter made by beating butter, a little cream and some smoked sea salt flakes for a few minutes. For the cheese pastry biscuits on the bottom plate, see the below recipe:     […]

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A classic combination and easy to make. It works really well with a coffee flavoured caramel frosting. This cake freezes well and can be frozen with frosting for up to one month. Makes 16 slices | Baking time 20-25 minutes at 180 C Utensils required: Electric whisk|Measuring cups & spoons & scale|20 cm square cake […]

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This is a proper banana cake – not banana bread – it is a buttery sponge with a banana flavour. Top with a maple syrup cream cheese frosting and you will have the ultimate banana cake. The cake will keep for four days in the fridge, serve at room temperature. Makes 1 double layer cake|Baking […]

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Sweet pastry biscuits topped with a mouse-like chocolate cream, delicious with afternoon tea or after a meal with coffee. Very more-ish. Make in advance: Pastry base – freeze baked pastry rounds for up to one month and defrost on day of serving Chocolate cream – freeze in a plastic bag for up to one month, […]

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An absolutely delicious white chocolate frosting on top of a fluffy vanilla cupcake is the ultimate white chocolate treat. It’s delicate flavour will compliment an afternoon tea selection. The cupcakes and the frosting can be frozen separately and then assembled on the day of serving. Also a good alternative for Easter baking.  Makes 12 cupcakes […]

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I have served “dressed up” cheese crumpets for afternoon tea and in my opinion this is a fair contender to traditional afternoon tea sandwiches. The idea of Welsh rarebit crumpets comes from the week magazine, I have changed the recipe to make it suitable for vegetarians – you will definitely find people reaching for more […]

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