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Three-ingredient Mother’s Day afternoon tea

by Marina Hopkins

published on 19 March 2019

Cooking a Mother’s Day meal needn’t be an elaborate effort, as this afternoon tea menu inspired by Sarah Rainey’s Three Ingredient Baking goes to show. From classic scones to fail-safe asparagus tartlets, these ingenious three-ingredient recipes will impress everyone at the table.

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Three-ingredient Magic Scones

Three-ingredient Magic Scones

by Sarah Rainey

Arguably the most important part of any afternoon tea, these delicious scones are easy to make and are guaranteed to keep everyone around the table happy, no matter which way round they add their jam and clotted cream. 

Three-ingredient Shortbread Rounds

Three-ingredient Shortbread Rounds

by Sarah Rainey

 Nothing goes better with a cup of tea than classic, simple shortbread biscuits. These shortbread rounds could not be simpler to make, or more classic, and we can also confirm they could not taste more delicious.

Three-ingredient Asparagus Tartlets

Three-ingredient Asparagus Tartlets

by Sarah Rainey

Any afternoon tea needs something savoury to balance out all the sweetness, and these heavenly asparagus and Gruyère cheese tartlets are just what we’re after. The recipe is easy to follow and calls for ready-rolled puff pastry for maximum ease. 

Three-ingredient Lemon Posset

Three-ingredient Lemon Posset

by Sarah Rainey

These mini lemon posset desserts will make your afternoon tea menu feel extra special, and they also add a lovely dash of brightness to the table with their beautiful lemon-yellow colour. 

Three Ingredient Oreo Fudge

Three Ingredient Oreo Fudge

by Sarah Rainey

And just because it’s Mother’s Day, why not go the extra mile and make this super-indulgent oreo fudge? Even if you’re far too full to eat it on the day, wrap a few squares of it up in some brightly coloured tissue paper with a beautiful ribbon and give it to your mum as a delicious homemade treat to take home with her. 

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