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high tea with scones with cream and jam

DIY Mother’s Day High Tea



Mother’s Day is coming up and we’ve got you sorted with four delicious and easy recipes that you can make to create a beautiful high tea for this weekend. Make your mum feel like royalty with this three-tiered high tea, featuring the most perfect scones, two light and tasty sandwiches and delectable cheesecakes.


A note from Chef Jodie:

“What a great day to spoil mum, by serving up a high tea for the family and mum to share. Follow these easy recipes to create something truly royal. Make mum her favourite tea to serve with these delicious treats. Don’t forget to set the scene by placing a vase of flowers, tea set, plates, forks and spoons on the table. Add plenty of comfy chairs too.”

Tier – 1: Scones

Lemonade Scones

Yes, you read that right – we’re using lemonade in this recipe. This recipe will save you a lot of time compared to a traditional scone recipe, without compromising flavour and texture. All you need are six ingredients (including the jam & cream) to make these impressive scones!

Tier – 2: Sandwiches

Here are two sandwiches that are both equally light and tasty. The first filling is egg & watercress and the second filling is cucumber & herb butter. These sandwiches are great additions to the high tea because they’re deliciously savoury and they both accompany the other recipes, as well as tea, perfectly!

sandwiches at a high tea

Egg & watercress sandwiches

Cucumber & herb butter sandwiches

Tier – 3

Mini Blueberry cheesecakes

Who doesn’t love cheesecakes? Our third tier features these mini blueberry cheesecakes that are packed with flavour. No need to cut up a whole cheesecake, these little treats are bite-sized making it easy to have one too many… They’re just that good!

There you have it – a full three-tiered, high tea fit for the queen of your life, your mum! 

To all the mothers and mother-figures out there, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day.


If you recreate this high tea, take some photos and tag us on Instagram #vivecookingschool

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