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

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

Recipe courtesy of Watercress.

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 (13th 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:

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 a 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 leaves can claim all that and have a special celebratory day to mark the beginning of its UK season? 

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

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.

bagel

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.

cheese scones

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.

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

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.

Spoil Your Mum On Mother's Day

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).

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

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?

Updated Post. First published here 23rd March 2020.

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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40 Comments

  1. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin
    5th March 2019 / 10:09 am

    Always a good idea to spoil mom!

  2. 5th March 2019 / 9:28 pm

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

    • 11th March 2019 / 12:59 pm

      I love afternoon tea, something so sweet about it 🙂

  3. 5th March 2019 / 10:19 pm

    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.

    • 11th March 2019 / 1:54 pm

      Mother’s day is Sunday, 31 March in the UK Jeanna. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. helenfern
    10th March 2019 / 2:02 pm

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

    • 11th March 2019 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Helen 🙂

  5. angie
    11th March 2019 / 1:45 am

    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
    11th March 2019 / 4:13 pm

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

  7. 11th March 2019 / 7:24 pm

    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)
    15th March 2019 / 11:07 am

    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
    17th March 2019 / 2:45 am

    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. 17th April 2019 / 2:14 pm

    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. 27th April 2019 / 6:35 pm

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

  12. 28th April 2019 / 10:42 pm

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

  13. 29th April 2019 / 12:55 am

    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
    29th April 2019 / 2:30 am

    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. 22nd March 2020 / 2:31 pm

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

  16. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    22nd March 2020 / 10:06 pm

    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.

  17. 15th March 2021 / 6:09 pm

    Great inspiration for so many yummy treats!
    Be sure to stop by and share on OMHGWW

  18. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    17th March 2021 / 11:12 pm

    This is awesome!! Pinned – Happy St. Patrick’s day! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for dinner party. Hope you have an awesome week.

    • 18th March 2021 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by 🙂

  19. Sew Crafty Crochet
    21st March 2021 / 9:12 pm

    Everything looks so delicious and pretty! I especially want a slice of that yummy cake and a glass of the grapefruit cocktail!

  20. 13th May 2021 / 10:13 pm

    Claire, my mom would have loved an afternoon tea with all her five girls!
    Everything is just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing it at the FWF link party.
    RR

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