Afternoon Tea | March 13, 2016 | Food
Teatime savouries with a twist
Think of afternoon tea and, cucumber sandwiches aside, it’s the sweet treats that take centre stage.
In fact, teatime savouries can be just as delicious as any sugary confection. Time to discover the latest flavour combinations and put the cakes in the shade.
Cheddar, pancetta and spring onion muffins
Savoury scones are a teatime classic and while US-style muffins are more closely associated with breakfast, there’s no reason they shouldn’t play a starring role on the tea table.
Delicious magazine’s versatile savoury muffins are easy to prepare but pack a great flavour punch, crammed with pancetta, spring onions and mature cheddar.
Egg salad on sourdough
The Guardian’s round up of ten favourite sandwich recipes includes this fresh take on the nursery favourite, taken from Bread by Nick Malgieri. We actually like ours with sourdough rather than multigrain bread and served as an open sandwich, but you could mix it up any way you like, perhaps adding avocado and serving with rye bread, or with pancetta on toasted ciabatta.
Potato, spelt and rosemary focaccia
This Great British Bake-off recipe, which was created by contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis, lends a new twist to the Italian favourite. Potatoes and gorgonzola mixed into the dough create a super-savoury bread that needs no additional toppings.