Whether it is for a birthday party, summer lunch or a celebration with friends, you can’t go wrong with a classic afternoon tea. This quintessential British treat can differ slightly in the food content, however some of the traditional staples include scones with jam and cream, a choice of tea or coffee and a selection of biscuits perfect for dunking. If you want to add even more, try a selection of sandwiches with different fillings, or even swap the tea for a glass of bubbly if you’re feeling particularly fancy!
You may have already spotted our stylish Afternoon Tea Stand, which includes the essential items needed to host your own tea party:
In order to complete your afternoon tea, you are going to need some scones to go with all those yummy preserves (whether you put the cream or jam on first is up to you!)
Here is a simple plain scone recipe to get you started:
If you prefer a fruit scone, simply add 15g of sultanas and 15g of currents (or other dried fruit of your choosing) to the mixture at stage 6, after you have added the milk.