Although an elegant afternoon tea at a posh restaurant or hotel can be expensive, you can make one at home for a fraction of the price. Treat Mum this Mother’s Day to these extra special home-made treats.
Afternoon tea isn’t complete without a selection of sandwiches, and these are both pretty and inexpensive to make. Each recipe makes 8 small portions (2 whole sandwiches) but adjust quantities to suit the numbers you’re feeding.
Stilton, tomato and walnut
Spread a little mayonnaise on four slices of granary wholemeal bread. Crumble a slice of Stilton over two of the slices. Next, chop a handful of walnut halves, scattering on top of the cheese and then top with 8 small tomato slices. Top with the other slice of bread, cut off the crusts, and then cut crossways into eight squares.
Egg, bacon and chives
Shell a large, hard-boiled egg and mash lightly with a fork. When cooled, stir in a heaped tablespoon of mayonnaise and season with black pepper. Next, grill four rashers