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11 Beautiful recipes for a high tea at home

Who says you can't have an elegant high tea at home?

14 Dec 2018
high tea for the festive seasons

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A high tea is a chic and elegant occasion, with florals and tea gracing your table and those oh-so moreish dainty treats and finger foods. High teas can often be expensive and there's no reason why you shouldn't host one yourself. We've prepared the ulitmate high tea menu for you, with all things sweet and such as lemon and blueberry mini bundt cakes and candied tomato bruschetta.

1. Decadence has never looked so delicious with this festive Star studded chocolate roll.

star studded chocolate roll

2. Soft fluffy marshmallows are little pillows of sweet joy, that will impress your guests that you've made it yourself.

soft fluffy marshmallows

3. These Cinnamon raspberry buns are wonderful for a summer time menu with dazzling raspberries adding a pop of colour and tartness to favourite tea time treat.

4. For a fragrant and moist sponge cake, this cardamom ricotta cake is a simple yet insatiable cake bound to impress your guests.

cardamom ricotta cake

5. Is it even a high tea without scones? Try these soft and fluffy gluten-free buttermilk scones.

Gluten free buttermilk scones

6.  Candied tomato bruschetta with ricotta and goats cheese make for the perfect open finger sandwiches with ruby red and orange tomatoes.

7. Quiche is a must have tea item and this mouth watering vegan curried potato and spinach quiche will be a hit with meat lovers too.

vegan potato and spinach quiche

8. These dainty lemon and blueberry mini bundt cakes take only 20 minutes to bake and the icing is flop-proof, perfect for beginner bakers to impress your guests.

lemon and blueberry bundt cakes


9.  Low carb chocolate and almond custard tartlets is the guilt free dessert your menu has to feature, it's so moist and fabulous you would never even say it's low carb.

10. Savoury and sweet combine in this easy to make bacon and blue cheese and pear pastry parcels


Entertaining this weekend? Make these fun bacon, blue cheese and pear pastry parcels! Recipe and Pin:

11. These striking Lemon meringue eclairs will be the star of the show, filled with a zesty lemon filling and topped with toasty meringue we bet you won't be able to just have one.

lemon meringue eclairs


7 Simple tips to help you plan a fun Mother's Day High Tea at home

Even though Mother's Day in South Africa is in the height of Autumn, there's something about the day that's reminiscent of flowers, birds chirping in the trees, happiness and sunshine. We recently published an article informing you of which restaurants and hotels are offering Mother's Day lunches and high teas, but if you can't afford it or you're looking to do something more personalised why not do it yourself?


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