Recipe courtesy of Watercress.
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). It 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. 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:
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. Also, 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:
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?
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.
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