Afternoon tea rose to popularity at the end of the nineteenth century as a meal eaten mid-afternoon by the upper and middle classes. However, its timeless pleasures have seen a resurgence in recent years. It is now often accompanied by cocktails in addition to the traditional pot of tea as an indulgent treat and way to celebrate key events.
If you’re planning to make a gluten free afternoon tea, we have suggestions for both sweet and savoury treats to grace your cake stand. Start the proceedings with Serrano Ham & Vine Tomato Tapas, Juvela bread makes great sandwiches so try traditional cucumber fillings or go for a coronation chicken, salmon and cream cheese, beef and horseradish or egg mayo.
For something different, make Mini Yorkshire puddings, fill with a slice of beef and top with a spot of tangy horseradish sauce. While, Mini Smoked Salmon & Dill Fishcakes, are perfect with a glass of fizz. Top Seasame and Chilli Pancakes with a dollop of tzatziki for a tasty twist!
If you like traditional favourites, Sausage rolls and Ham & Mustard Scones are perennially popular. If you are a whizz with pastry, miniature Cheese and Bacon Quiches or Potato Onion & Brie Tarts will delight your diners.
Moving down a shelf; Mini Strawberry Tifles make a lovely summer addition to your selection of goodies. While, Pear & Toffee Muffins are deliciously light and moist muffins and are perfect with a cup of tea! You can’t go wrong with Cupcakes on your cake stand, team them with Mini Strawberry Tarts, Traditional Fruited Scones or a luscious Chocolate version. If you’re a fan of all things chocolate, soft and gooey Chocolate Brownies will fit the bill! Chocolate Mallow Crunch is an easy to make, no bake treat that will go down a storm!