Everyone loves a good old afternoon tea.  Nothing beats a classic scone with jam and cream (or cream and jam); however, sometimes it can be fun to change it up.  Add a bit of flare to your scones with these recipes.


These savoury scones aren’t only tasty as part of an afternoon tea but are also the perfect accompaniment for soups.  They’re also a great food to take along to picnics to share with family and friends as they’re also delicious eaten whole.  Also, you can warm them up in the microwave for ten seconds and add some butter for a melt-in-your-mouth quality every time.


Add a bit of summer to your scones by adding a dash of some beautifully scented lavender.  This gives the scones a lovely aromatic flavour that is just irresistible.  Present these at an afternoon tea and they’ll be gone before you know it. (The best scone I ever tasted was a lavender scone my friend made, so good!)  Just be careful not to add too much lavender as it could overpower your scones.  With lavender, less is more.

Raspberry And White Chocolate

If you’re looking for a sweet treat, these raspberry and white chocolate scones are the way to go.  The combination of tart raspberry with the sweet white chocolate makes for a delicious duo.  If you’ve started with a cheese or another savoury scone, a raspberry and white chocolate scone is the perfect way to end your afternoon tea.

Fruit Scones

Almost as popular as the classic plain scones, fruit scones are a simple way to mix things up a bit without straying too far from what you know.  You can add whatever fruit you like and tailor to your guests too. The added fruit makes the scones wonderfully moist and filling, ideal for a quick afternoon tea.  Just top with some jam and clotted cream and you’re set.

Cheese And Chive

Another savoury afternoon tea option for those who don’t have a big sweet tooth.  Chives add an extra level of flavour to your average cheese scone without being too overpowering, as can happen with onion.  Topped with cheese, the scone is crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside with the chive accentuating the flavour by just the right amount.

No more arguing over whether the jam or cream comes first.  By swapping the classic scone for something more interesting you can make afternoon tea more fun and avoid a headache.  It’s a win-win.


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