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Elegant high tea recipes

Gather your family and friends and pop on the kettle - we've put together a collection of the best recipes for you to enjoy with your afternoon tea. With little pies, finger sandwiches and French macarons on the menu, even the Queen will want an invite to this soirée.

Chocolate and caramel eclairs
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    Millionaire's shortbread

    This dessert is worthy of a millionaire! Full of rich, sweet and decadent ingredients, this shortbread is simply divine!

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    Blinis with smoked salmon

    These light and fluffy mini savoury pancakes make the ultimate dinner party starter or appetiser, and are divine served with a dollop of fresh cream, and tender smoked salmon.

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    Baked ricotta tartlets

    These tasty tartlets can easily be made in advance and quickly prepared for impromptu dinner parties. Don't be scared of making the pastry; it is very forgiving, so if it cracks press in back together. If it feels too soft to handle, refrigerate for a few minutes.

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    Chocolate and caramel macarons

    You don't have to be in France to indulge in this decadent dessert. Bite through the light outer-layer of these treats to reach the rich chocolate ganache centre.

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    Lime and yoghurt cakes with elderflower syrup

    These divine lime and yoghurt mini bundt cakes are the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Drizzled with a sticky elderflower syrup, they make the ultimate dessert for entertaining guests at a high tea.

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    Chocolate and caramel eclairs

    Impress at your next party or celebration with these divine home-made eclairs filled with vanilla custard cream and glazed with rich chocolate.

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    Over-the-top chocolate and macadamia brownies

    These brownies are only as good as the chocolate used. The more cocoa solids in the chocolate you use, the more intense the chocolate taste will be. Aim for a dark chocolate containing anywhere between 50­-70% cocoa solids.

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    Baked coconut custard tarts

    Sweet and satisfying, these little baked coconut custard tarts have the added nutty depth of both shredded and desiccated coconut, plus a dash of lemon zest.

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    Strawberry jelly cakes

    These pretty little morsels combine the flavours of strawberry and coconut for a wonderful teatime treat that can be devoured in two bites.

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    Lemon meringue cupcakes

    Mix up the classic lemon meringue pie by creating cute cupcakes that are perfect as party food or a gift.

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    Peach and hazelnut friands

    Brighten up your morning or afternoon with these stone fruit and nutty french cake delights.

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    Recreate this classic Australian treat with a light and fluffy cake, chocolate and coconut flakes.

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    Mini brown sugar and hazelnut whoopie pies

    These divine mini brown sugar and hazelnut whoopie pies are wonderfully sweet, nutty and creamy. Enjoy one with a pot of tea for an indulgent morning of afternoon snack with loved ones.

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