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Cake for Afternoon Tea

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Cinnamon Swirl and Red Hots Swirl Cake

Cinnamon swirl cake is easy to bake, impressive to look at and delicious when served. It has an unusual technique that, once mastered, can lead to a beautiful abstract looking dessert with an addictive flavour.

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Chocolate Chelsea Buns: Twist on a Classic Favourite

Chelsea buns are a classic afternoon tea treat and this chocolate-and-pear fusion recipe is a modern twist on the tradition delight.

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Devonshire Split

How to Make Devon Buns

Make your own Devonshire Splits (also known as Devon Buns or Chudleighs) to serve at your Afternoon Tea. These sweet buns are enriched with butter and sugar.

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Three tasty jam tarts on a wooden table

How to Make Jam Tarts

Traditional jam tarts are enjoying a revival. And why not? They’re an essential component of the classic afternoon tea, and easy enough for children to make. Follow our step-by-step recipe to make your own jam tarts.

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Making Tea Breads

Tea bread is the name generally given to simple fruit breads that are served sliced and buttered. We have recipes for four different tea breads including traditional bara brith and fruit bread.

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bismarck doughnuts on a plate

How to Make Doughnuts

Two delicious recipes for doughnuts: one simple recipe, not requiring yeast and with no lengthy rising times, and one traditional jam doughnut requiring yeast.

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Strawberry Jam

Creating a Perfect Strawberry Jam

Baking the perfect scones is well and good, but you’re going to need some perfect jam to spread on them. In this article we cover the basics of jam-making and a recipe for a decadent Strawberry and Champagne Jam. Just pile it onto freshly-baked scones, top with clotted cream, and enjoy!

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Hot chocolate

Decadent Chocolate Delight

Here’s an Afternoon Tea with a difference – everything is made with chocolate! From genuine hot chocolate to chocolate and cherry sandwiches, this Chocolate Delight menu is reserved for devoted chocoholics only!

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Cucumber Sandwich on White Bread with Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea: The Traditional Sandwich Platter

Afternoon Tea has been an English tradition since 1800, though it’s famous for the scones, the first course of an Afternoon Tea is a selection of dainty sandwiches. They should be crust less, finger-sized, and served on an antique platter. The fillings should be quite light and delicate, in keeping with the nature of Afternoon Tea. If you want to recreate this lovely culinary tradition, here’s how…

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Butter

Making Butter and Clotted Cream

Why not make your own clotted cream or butter to use in your baking? It’s not as intimidating as it sounds!

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Tea

The Perfect Cake and Cuppa

The simple pleasures of life mean the most, like putting your feet up with a cuppa and cake. But how do you make the perfect cuppa and what tastes best with it?

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Homemade fruitcake

How to Make the Perfect Fruit Cake

How do you make the perfect fruit cake? From choosing the fruit to baking to perfection, here’s a guide to creating a cake that’s perfect for your family.

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