Afternoon tea recipes

Whether you’re having friends round for afternoon tea or want to bring a treat in for your office tea-break, we have a recipe for you.

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Buttermilk strawberry shortcake

Strawberry recipes

Buttermilk strawberry shortcake

Shortcakes are a mix between a shortbread biscuit and a classic scone, so you get...

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Ottijiet (Maltese spice biscuits)

Biscuit recipes

Ottijiet (Maltese spice biscuits)

Ottijiet biscuits are rich, spiced shortbread biscuits traditionally eaten at tea-time. They’re very light so...

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Satisfyingly chewy flapjacks

Oat recipes

Satisfyingly chewy flapjacks

Our can’t-stop-at-one chewy flapjacks are the best combination of oats, syrup and butter with a...

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Almond macaroons

Afternoon tea recipes

Almond macaroons

delicious. reader Miriam Lewis wrote to us to tell us about these sweet almondy treats,...

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St Clement’s squares

Afternoon tea recipes

St Clement’s squares

It’s simple but delectable: a soft shortbread-like base with a zingy citrus topping melding into...

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Oaty maple and pecan flapjacks

Afternoon tea recipes

Oaty maple and pecan flapjacks

This classic flapjack recipe champions one of nature’s sweetest treat: maple syrup. Filled with crunchy...

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Apple and cinnamon crumble cake

Apple recipes

Apple and cinnamon crumble cake

Sweet baked apples, warming cinnamon and crunchy almonds go into this gorgeous apple cake recipe....

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Quick rocky road

Teatime traybake recipes

Quick rocky road

Marshmallows, pecans, plump raisins and malted milk biscuits are smothered with a sweet syrupy chocolate...

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Tunnock’s teacake traybake

Afternoon tea recipes

Tunnock’s teacake traybake

A thick layer of pillowy meringue is sandwiched between a biscuity oat base and a...

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Devil’s food cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Devil’s food cake

It’s the chocolate cake to rival all others: devil’s food cake. A rich and fudgy...

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Easy butterfly cakes

Easy cake recipes

Easy butterfly cakes

Light-as-air sponge is topped with generous dollops of vanilla bean buttercream in these almost-too-good-to-eat fairy...

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Lighter plum and almond traybake

Afternoon tea recipes

Lighter plum and almond traybake

Your sweet treat with a cuppa just got more saintly with this moist and fruity...

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Madeleines with a lemon and thyme drizzle

Afternoon tea recipes

Madeleines with a lemon and thyme drizzle

Light and utterly elegant French madeleines are drizzled in a citrussy lemon and thyme icing....

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Timmy’s mo-yos

Biscuit recipes

Timmy’s mo-yos

Chef Peter Gordon grew up in New Zealand, where he was inspired by mum Timmy...

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Orange blossom, lemon thyme and almond cake with rosé red berries

Afternoon tea recipes

Orange blossom, lemon thyme and almond cake with...

A stunning, summery bake that sees a zesty orange and almond sponge slathered in a...

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Toasted coconut cake

Afternoon tea recipes

Toasted coconut cake

We’ve toasted desiccated coconut and blended it until finely ground to add a wonderfully nutty...

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Limoncello and poppy seed cake

Afternoon tea recipes

Limoncello and poppy seed cake

All the zingy flavour and crunchy texture of a lemon and poppy seed cake, but...

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Nut-free carrot cupcakes

Afternoon tea recipes

Nut-free carrot cupcakes

”They look truly elegant stacked up on a tiered cake stand. The cupcakes keep well...

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Savoyarde bilberry tart

Sweet tart recipes

Savoyarde bilberry tart

“The Alps in summer are a pick-your-own bilberry buffet: the bushes line every path, laden...

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Miso caramel banoffee éclairs

Afternoon tea recipes

Miso caramel banoffee éclairs

Ravinder Bhogal’s banoffee éclairs combine light choux pastry, a rich sweet and salty caramel and...

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Chocolate and chestnut éclairs

Chestnut recipes

Chocolate and chestnut éclairs

Homemade choux pastry eclairs are filled with a sweet chestnut purée and drizzled with a...

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Classic canelés

Afternoon tea recipes

Classic canelés

Traditional French canelés are golden-brown with a crisp, shiny exterior and soft, custardy centre. Use Philippe...

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Rosé and raspberry financiers

Afternoon tea recipes

Rosé and raspberry financiers

Small, but mighty. This delicate almond cake recipe is studded with rosé wine macerated raspberries.

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Strawberry and coconut flapjacks

Teatime traybake recipes

Strawberry and coconut flapjacks

A basic flapjack recipe is given a fruity, summery twist with the addition of sweet,...

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