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Inside: Delicious selection of high tea recipes. A high tea party is the perfect meal for a special celebration. It is great for mother’s day, a baby shower, a special birthday, or just to have a great time with the girls. It can be difficult knowing what food to organize, but these easy high tea recipes will make that job so much easier for you. Everything you need for that special high tea is here.
Last year for Mother’s day we went to a local winery who served up the most scrumptious high tea. In the background they had organised a singer with his guitar and it was such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
If you have never been to a high tea, you might be wondering what actually is a high tea party? Well in the simplest form, a high tea is a British tradition of drinking tea whilst eating a light meal composed of tiny sandwiches and savories, scones and sweet pastries.
If you are a Downton Abbey fan, you have probably seen the cast enjoying a high tea on more than one occasion.
I absolutely LOVE a high tea. It must be the British roots coming out in me.
But, it’s not possible for everyone to go to an organised high tea, so why not bring it to the home.
Of course it doesn’t have to be just for mother’s day, but it’s a pretty good excuse isn’t it!
To make it easy for you, I have divided the high tea recipes into relevant sections. If you were to make them all, you would definitely have a high tea to remember.
Savory High Tea Recipes
1. Mushroom Asparagus Mini Quiches
It wouldn’t be right to have a high tea without some kind of quiche and these Mushroom asparagus mini quiches by “Home cooking Memories” fit the bill perfectly.
2. Asparagus & Goats Cheese Tarts
I love the look of these asparagus and goats cheese tarts by “Kayln’s Kitchen” and I think they would be the perfect high tea recipe.
Serve them straight out of the oven, or cold. They would taste delicious either way.
3. Cheesy Sausage Crescent Ring
This cheesy sausage crescent ring by “My Suburban Kitchen” would be prefect to slice up and add to your high tea display.
4. Empanadas With Smoky Cheese Dip
These empanadas with a smoky cheese dip by “Snappy Gourmet” would be a real hit at the high tea.
Stuffed with sausages and egg, they look incredibly tasty.
5. Wholegrain Scones
When you think high tea recipes, you think scones!
Savory scones are just as good as sweet ones to serve at high tea, and these delicious wholegrain scones by “Accidental Happy Baker” are definitely worth serving up.
Sweet High Tea Recipes
The second course of a high tea is always something that makes my taste buds sing. The important thing is leaving enough room after the delicious savory’s for the desserts to follow.
I don’t think you will be disappointed with this selection.
6. Blueberry Pound Cake
I can just imagine some slices of this blueberry pound cake by “Organised 31” being served. It looks just as beautiful as it will taste.
7. Chocolate Ganache Cookie Cups
High tea recipes have to include some kind of chocolate indulgence and that is where these Chocolate ganache filled sugar cookie cups by “Happy Deal Happy Day” would work perfectly.
At the Mother’s day high tea that I attended last year, some chocolate cups were served up that looked very similar to these and they were certainly one of my favorite dishes.
8. Double Chocolate Muffins
Anything double chocolate has to be a winner at a high tea and these double chocolate muffins with fresh strawberries by “Two Healthy Kitchens” look perfect.
The awesome thing about these muffins too is that they are more on the healthy side, being packed with whole grains and are low in fat.
They have to be put on that high tea menu!
9. Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
High tea recipes are usually bite sized delights. These mini chocolate chip cheesecakes by “Joyfully Thriving” would be perfect for the occasion.
They can be made ahead of time and frozen, meaning all you have to do is take them out the freezer on the morning you wish to use them and they are good to go.
I couldn’t resist adding in these zeppole’s by “Baking Beauty”.
Whilst you wouldn’t traditionally find mini Italian donut’s at a high tea, who has to stick with tradition!
They look and taste amazing and that’s all that counts right?
11. Candied Citrus Peel’s
For a refreshing sweet treat to serve at the end of the high tea, how about trying these candied citrus peel’s by “Carolyn’s Home Work”.
They will provide that little bit of zing at the end of the meal which will really refresh the palette.
Refreshing Drink Recipes For Your High Tea
12. Iced Green Tea
If you would like to try something a bit different to your normal selection of tea’s, I would highly recommend this iced green tea.
It’s infused with strawberries and mint and I can guarantee it is incredibly refreshing.
13. Strawberry, Lime & Cucumber Water
Instead of serving up normal water, why not try something a bit different like this strawberry, lime and cucumber water by “Back To Her Root”s.
Not only would it look stunning sitting on the table, but it would be incredibly refreshing.
Are these high tea recipes enough to make you want to host mom for mother’s day this year?
These recipes could all be made ahead of time, which means you can bake in advance and coordinate at the last minute. Having a high tea is certainly a great way to celebrate with the family without having to worry about cooking an entire meal. It’s also something a little different that we don’t do all the time.
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