Sweet & Savoury High Tea Recipes2013 Apr 18 | Written by: Katherine Cortes | Tags: Desserts
Sweet & Savoury High Tea Recipes, Inviting your friends around for a high tea makes for a lovely afternoon! A charming and super delicious way to spend an afternoon, high tea’s bring a charm of decades past.
When hosting your own high tea, pick a selection of teas and bring over dainty sandwiches, cakes and other sweet or savoury treats. To help you with planning, we’ve gathered several recipes that you can use for your Mother’s Day high tea menu.
Start things off with prawn and dill sandwiches, roast beef and watercress sandwiches and smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches from Home Life. This mixed plate looks elegant arranged in a tiered stand or gorgeous serving platters.
Simple, Sweet Lemon Cupcakes
Treat your guests with light and sweet lemon cupcakes from Bakingdom. These beauties are filled with zesty lemon curd and topped with a generous amount of lemon buttercream. A delicious, uncomplicated recipe to add to your menu.
Macarons come in a beautiful array of colours and flavours, and most of all, they bring sophistication to any tea party. Pamper your lucky friends with Simply Delicious‘ nutty macarons, filled with white chocolate ganache and raspberries.
Great for a host of occasions like baby showers, birthdays, bridal showers and other occasions, these mini quiches from Taste are divine. Furthermore, the fillings and egg mix can be made ahead of time, which gives you flexibility in preparing the rest of the menu.
Victoria Sponge Cake
Some consider the Victoria Sponge Cake as the ultimate Afternoon Tea Cake. Certainly, Delicious Magazine’s scrumptious recipe doesn’t disappoint, with its generous dollop of raspberry jam and cream sandwiched in the cake’s centre.
Chocolate & Raspberry Tart
This mouth-watering dessert from Easy Living is a wonderful combination of dense dark chocolate and tart raspberries – literally a sweet way to show to your love.
Of course, high tea won’t be complete without the traditional scones with clotted cream and jam. The beloved Martha Stewart has a recipe for delicious, tender scones sprinkled with sugar for a nice sweetness.
Coconut Melting Moments
Not only do melting moments look amazing, they’re also deliciously buttery and have fine texture. Serve something new with this recipe from Moonblush Baker, which features a unique Swiss banana filling.
Finally, take a break from baking with these easy-to-make salmon and herbed cream cheese pinwheels, courtesy of Women’s Weekly. These take less than 30 minutes to prepare and look great next to other delicate sandwiches.