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Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: The Best Five O’clock Tea Dishes

ByDamla Aydin

Aug 21, 2022

Five o’clock tea, which is one of the oldest traditions of the British, is also called afternoon tea. The afternoon tea ritual, started by the Duchess of England Anna in the 19th century, occurs when the Duchess eats tea and sandwiches between lunch and dinner. In this article, not only sandwiches, but also delicious recipes that you can eat with tea are listed. Read on for top 5 afternoon tea recipes.

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 1. Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 1. Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Ingredients for Lemon Mini Cheesecake Recipe

For the Base:
– 1.5 packs of oatmeal biscuits
– 2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
For Cake:
– 400 grams cream cheese
– 1 pack of cream
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup of powdered sugar
– 1 packet of vanilla
– 2 tablespoons of starch
– 1 lemon zest
Lemon Sauce:
– 1 glass of water
– 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
– 1 lemon zest
– 1/4 cup of lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon of starch
– 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

Firstly, make the bottom base of the cheesecake. For this, pass the oatmeal biscuits through the rondo. Then, add melted butter to it and mix. Divide the prepared mortar evenly into the cupcake molds. Press them down with a glass. Let it rest in the refrigerator.

Start making the cake. Pour the cream cheese into a bowl. Then, mix it with a whisk. Add the cream and beat until it becomes creamy. Then, add the powdered sugar and mix. Add the eggs one by one and whisk. After that, add vanilla and starch and whisk. Finally, add the lemon zest and mix. Divide the mixture evenly into the prepared cupcake molds.

Bake in preheated 160 degrees for 25 minutes. (Do not forget to put water in the oven in a heatproof bowl!) Then, put all the ingredients for the lemon sauce in a small saucepan, turn on the stove and mix.
Mix until you get a thick consistency. When the sauce has cooled, add an equal amount of sauce over the warm cheesecakes. Decorate it as you wish. You can let it rest for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator and consume. Enjoy your meal.

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 2. Ham And Egg Sandwiches

the best five o'clock tea recipes: Ham And Egg Sandwiches

Ingredients for Ham And Egg Sandwich

  • 2 slices of toast bread
  • 2 slices of raw
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt

Firstly, beat eggs, salt and milk in a bowl and pour into a pan with a little olive oil and cook. Cook the omelet by pushing the egg spread into the pan with the help of a spatula from the edges to the middle. Then, cut the cooked omelet in half. Put a whole slice of ham in the middle of each piece and fold it from right to left. On a slice of toast bread, put ham and egg and a slice of cheddar to melt the cheese (you can use a microwave, but it can also be melted by opening the grill of a regular oven). Place remaining ham and egg on top of melted cheddar and cover toasted bread on top. Finally, cut the sandwich diagonally and serve.

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 3. Puff Pastry With Chicken

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 3. Puff Pastry With Chicken

Ingredients for Puff Pastry With Chicken Recipe

  • Half a tea glass (50 ml) of oil
  • 2 medium size onions (finely chopped)
  • 400g chicken breast (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic (grated)
  • 1 pack of puff pastry (20 pieces)

For the top:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • black cumin

Firstly, fry 2 finely chopped onions in half a tea glass of oil in a saucepan or pan for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Then, add finely chopped chicken breast, salt, spices and garlic and fry for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Leave the cooked chicken mortar to cool. After that, add a teaspoon of the cooled chicken batter to the puff pastry dough that has softened at room temperature and close the dough in a triangle shape. To prevent the dough from spreading, first press the edges lightly by hand, then stick them well with the help of a fork. Spread the mixture of beaten milk and eggs on the pastries lined with baking paper, sprinkle with black cumin. Finally, bake it in a preheated 200°C oven for 15-20 minutes.

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 4. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Ingredients For Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Recipe

  • 125 grams of margarine
  • 1 teacup of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups of starch
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

For the top:

  • 5 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Firstly, take all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead. Get a soft leaven. Then, cut off pieces of dough smaller than walnuts and roll them out. Arrange on a baking paper lined tray. Bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for about 25 minutes until it gets golden brown. After that, mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon. When the cookies come out of the oven are past the initial temperature, dip them in the powdered sugar and cinnamon mixture all over.

Top 5 Afternoon Tea Recipes: 5. Cake Filled Supangle

Ingredients for Cake Filled Supangle Recipe

For the cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ︎1 teaspoon of oil
  • ︎1 cup + 2 tablespoons of flour
  • ︎1 pack of baking powder
  • ︎2 tablespoons of cocoa

For Supangle:

  • 1 liter of milk
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • ︎3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • ︎2 egg yolks
  • 120 grams of dark chocolate
  • ︎2 tablespoons of butter
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Firstly, prepare the cake. To do this, beat eggs and sugar at high speed of mixer. Add milk and oil and mix once more. Then, mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder with a spatula. In a small square bowl, pour the greaseproof paper cool cake batter into the bowl. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees by making a toothpick test.

For the supangle, put the milk in a suitable pot, add sugar, flour, cocoa, egg yolk, mix until smooth without taking it to the stove, then mix until cooked on low heat. When it is ready, take it from the heat, add the chocolate and butter and mix until it melts. Then, add the ice and mix until they melt. Cut the cake, which has come out of the oven and cooled, into square slices. Place in the middle of the bowls. Add supangle on it and let it rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Serve with decoration. Enjoy your meal.

References: Arcuri, Francesca. Laboratoria Dell’espresso. “Five o’clock tea: the secrets for a perfect afternoon tea.” You can read it here.

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