Afternoon tea usually involves a tower of cream-filled cakes, chocolate treats and triangular cucumber sandwiches. With this week being National Afternoon Tea Week, we thought we’d share with you 5 Neat-style recipes, so you can whip up some healthier alternatives to celebrate this great British past-time.
Salmon and Crème Fraiche Blinis
We recently made these bitesized salmon, creme fraiche and dill blinis at a protein cooking demo for Soho Farmhouse members, and it's safe to say they went down a treat! They might sound fancy, but they're actually super simple to make and are a really tasty party snack to impress your guests! Get the recipe, here.
Goat’s Cheese Scones
These dairy-free goats cheese and walnut scones are made using unrefined spelt flour - a great alternative for those of you following a low FODMAP diet, or simply looking for a healthier option. They are a delicious treat that'll certainly impress your friends and family, and taste best served warm with bacon and salad. They also make a crowd-pleasing lunchbox filler too! Get the recipe, here.
Carrot and Walnut Cupcakes
You can't go wrong with a classic carrot and walnut cake! These cute little cupcakes are really easy to make and come out super light, fluffy and not to mention moist. They are perfect for an afternoon treat with a cup of tea, and taste incredible eaten warm from the oven or topped with sticky icing if you can manage to wait that long before tucking in! Get the recipe, here.
Pumpkin Loaf Cake
Yes, you heard us right, it's a vegetable-packed cake! This might sound a little odd, but pumpkin is surprisingly tasty in sweet desserts and is perfectly complimented here with cinnamon and chopped nuts. It makes an incredibly moist loaf cake to enjoy as a comforting afternoon treat fresh from the oven or cool with a spoonful of nut butter. Get the recipe, here.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are the ultimate chocolate chip cookies for those of you looking to snack smarter. Not only are they sugar free, but they are packed full of protein and made using spelt flour which means they are great for those following a FODMAP diet. Get the recipe, here.