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Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day. Hello friends. Are you looking for some afternoon tea recipes? Something you can make up at home that is also fun?

Mother’s Day (22nd March, tomorrow) is the annual opportunity to really treat that special lady and show her how much you care.  So how about making her afternoon tea?

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother's Day

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day:

The Watercress Company has worked with development chef, Keri Astill Frew to conjure up something a little bit out of the ordinary so you can splash out on a tea party with a twist. 

From sandwiches or scones to cake or brownies and even a celebratory cocktail featuring watercress to wash it all down, it will also be a Mother’s Day she’ll remember!

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother's Day

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day:

Watercress grows in the flowing spring waters of Hampshire and Dorset, thirstily drinking in the health-giving vitamins and minerals the water provides. 

All in all, watercress is one of the healthiest plants known to man and has been revered since ancient times. 

Today we know it contains over 50 vital vitamins and minerals and gram for gram even contains more calcium than milk, more folate than banana, more vitamin C than oranges and more vitamin E than broccoli. 

Watercress has been scientifically proven to help prevent cancer, reduce the DNA damage caused by exercise and yet still more is being discovered about this wonder leaf with other scientific work currently underway. 

What other salad leaf can claim all that and have a special celebratory day to mark the beginning of its UK season? 

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother's Day

Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches:

Firstly, what better way to start the proceedings than with a classic egg mayonnaise sandwich given added piquancy by fresh peppery watercress? 

More tea vicar! Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches.


Rare Roast Beef, Wasabi And Watercress Bagels:

Secondly, for the carnivores try this modern twist on the original sandwich eaten by the Earl of Sandwich back in 1762 who is said to have first put some beef and watercress between two slices of bread so he could eat without interrupting his card game! 

This more sophisticated version with bagels is a perfect teatime treat. Rare Roast Beef, Wasabi And Watercress Bagels.


Watercress And Cheese Scones: Afternoon Tea:

Thirdly, a tangy alternative to the traditional sweet scone served with cream. 

These watercress And cheese scones are delicious with butter or perhaps topped with a cream cheese. Watercress And Cheese Scones: Afternoon Tea.


Chocolate, Orange & Watercress Brownies with Chocolate Ganache Topping:

Fourthly, Chocolate, orange and watercress may not seem the most obvious combination but by golly, it works! 

The sharp pepper of the watercress contrasts deliciously with the citrus flavours and bitterness of the chocolate to make a truly mouth-watering treat. So here is the recipe: Chocolate, Orange & Watercress Brownies.


Carrot Cake with Watercress & Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan and gluten free):

Fifth, the classic smooth cream cheese filling of carrot cake is given a kick with the addition of watercress.

It complements the sweetness of the carrot cake and nutty texture of the nuts. It could be one for the Mad Hatter but don’t tell your mother that! Carrot Cake with Watercress & Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan and gluten free).


Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail:

Last but not least, Of course, it may be that tea is preferred on an occasion such as this, but on the other hand, continue the adventure with this exotic watercress infused cocktail to wash everything down. Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail.

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day:

So what do you think about these Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day? Fancy making any?

These recipes were created by Keri Astill-Frew who splits her time between being a development chef for The Watercress Company and building her own vegetarian and vegan catering business, V Dorset.

Keri has worked in top restaurants across the UK including a Michelin star hotel in Lancashire and a variety of fine dining restaurants and gastro-pubs in Dorset and Sussex. 

She is passionate about watercress, both as an ingredient and for its fantastic health benefits and is devoted to developing new and delicious ways for you to incorporate more of it into your diet.  

For more information and many more recipes also please visit:

The Watercress Company or Watercress.

Recipe Photography credits Lara Jane Thorpe.

Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother's Day

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Coffee And Hazelnut Eton Mess: Mother’s Day Recipe:

Secondly, another yummy recipe, did you see this beautiful Homemade Mother’s Day Spring Mocha Fudge Cake recipes that I posted on Thursday? Today I have another recipe to share from the collection. How To Make Coffee And Hazelnut Eton Mess: Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 0 What You Need: 400g; Coffee And Hazelnut Eton Mess: Mother’s Day Recipe.

Homemade Mother’s Day Spring Mocha Fudge Cake:

Thirdly, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share this beautiful cake with you today. Maybe you might like making your Mum one of these cakes this year? Spring Mocha Fudge Cake, you will be sure to wow anyone you make this for; Homemade Mother’s Day Spring Mocha Fudge Cake.

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(Updated post. First published here 5th March 2019 but sharing again).

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30 responses to “Afternoon Tea Recipes: Spoil Your Mum On Mother’s Day”

  1. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin says:

    Always a good idea to spoil mom!

  2. Bianca says:

    I totally love afternoon tea and since I live in London I have it often. Thanks for all these delicious recipes. Shared!

  3. Jeanna says:

    Mother’s Day is when now? Anyway what a spread, I think this is what I’ll ask for as a last meal. Even the watercress and pink grapefruit cocktail is to die for. Beautiful lay out and photos.

  4. helenfern says:

    Everything looks amazing! The scones really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a lovely week!

  5. angie says:

    great recipes and while we have mom day in May we do have a ladies fling in March. I will be sharing this with a few of my lady friends thanks for sharing
    come see us

  6. Sarah's Indiana Tea Garden says:

    These recipes look absolutely delicious! Pinning for later so I can try them, thanks for sharing!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    This would be a very special tea with amazing recipes and thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Louisa (@LouisaInsideOut) says:

    Your photos are stunning. My mouth is watering. I love watercress on egg sandwiches and I’d like to try them in a chesses scone, that sounds very tasty #thatfridaylinky

  9. Leah says:

    The recipe for the brownies sounds very interesting, but I see no where in either recipe for the brownie base or the ganache topping that the watercress is used. Is it baked in the brownie or do you steep it in the cream, and strain, or fold it into the warm ganache. It’s in the ingredient list, but doesn’t seem to be in the finished product. Some help would be appreciated. Thanks

  10. Kippi says:

    WOW, this is an amazing spread and the recipes are wonderful. I can only hope that my sweet children would put something together like this for me. Happy Mother’s Day, Kippi
    Thank for sharing at You’re The Star Blog Hop

  11. Angie says:

    This fantastic post is a FAMILY feature on the April You’re the STAR blog hop: God’s Growing Garden
    Thanks
    Angie

  12. Erlene says:

    These combos are really interesting and make a lovely afternoon tea spread. Thanks for sharing on MM.

  13. What an amazing afternoon tea party you have set up! I will be featuring this at #merrymonday tonight. Thank you so much for linking up!

  14. Lauren | Mom Home Guide says:

    These recipes look great! Thanks for sharing them at Merry Monday! I featured your egg mayo and watercress sandwich at this week’s party.

  15. Joanne says:

    These recipes all sound delicious and it feels like such a decadent menu.

  16. This is a wonderful post!! I’m ready to plan a tea party now! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!! Have a good week and stay well.

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