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Host Afternoon Tea With These Vegan Recipes

Afternoon Tea is one of the most enjoyable British traditions. It’s a chance to catch up with loved ones and indulge in light, delicious foods at the same time. What could be better?

If you don’t feel ready to venture out and book a table at a restaurant just yet, try putting on your own beautiful spread! With the following recipes, you’ll be able to put on a fabulous afternoon tea that’s entirely plant-based. So get the kettle on, throw a fresh cloth on your dining table, decorate your cake stand with light, fluffy cakes and anything else your heart desires - because it’s time for afternoon tea!

Custard Tarts

By: The Coconut Collaborative

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

Custard tarts are the last thing you’d think could be veganized, but anything is possible! These treats are typically filled with egg custard, but this version uses egg-free vanilla custard instead, and it’s just as tasty. Recipe here. 

Tempeh Quiche Lorraine 

By: Better Nature

Method: Roasting, Frying

Difficulty: Intermediate

Quiche is a French tart that consists of a pastry crust, savoury custard, and other fillings. You’re probably most familiar with this variety, Quiche Lorraine, which uses a bacon filling. This veganized version uses tempeh rashers instead, so it’s a much healthier alternative. Recipe here. 

The Best Vegan Lemon Loaf

By: The Little Blog of Vegan™️

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

This lemon loaf contains fresh lemon juice and lemon zest for the ultimate lemony experience and will sure to fill your house with the most divine lemon scent. Recipe here. 

Vegan Lemon Mille-Feuille

By: OGGS

Method: Other

Difficulty: Intermediate

Mille-Feuille is a classic French dessert that consists of three layers of puff pastry filled with cream and topped with icing. If you want to impress, then this is the recipe for you! Recipe here.   

Vegan Meringues

By: OGGS

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

Meringue is a dessert traditionally made from whipped egg whites and sugar. This plant-based version is cleverly created using aquafaba (chickpea brine) as an egg replacement. To give your meringue a touch of colour, add some food colouring into the mixture. Recipe here. 

Vegan “Egg Mayonnaise” Sandwich Filling

By: Bit of the Good Stuff

Method: Other

Difficulty: Beginner

This recipe is a tasty, nutritious vegan twist on one of the nation’s favourite sandwich fillings. It uses black salt (Kala Namak) to achieve the ‘eggy’ flavour. Remember to cut the sandwiches into finger slices to make it afternoon tea-ready! Recipe here. 

Vanilla Sponge

By: CRACKD

Method: Cooking, Baking

Difficulty: Beginner

This classic vanilla sponge recipe is lighter than air and will fit in just right with the rest of your afternoon tea spread. Recipe here. 

Tomato And Spinach Mini Quiches

By: OGGS

Method: Baking

Difficulty: Intermediate

What could be better than quiche? Oh, that’s right, mini quiches, of course! These bite-sized snacks are absolutely perfect for an afternoon tea. Recipe here. 

Red Pepper Canapes

By: OGGS

Method: Cooking

Difficulty: Intermediate

These tempting rosemary quiches topped with red pepper slices and sage will raise your afternoon tea to the next level! Recipe here. 

Mini Cheesecakes

By: Mr Organic

Method: Other

Difficulty: Intermediate

You can never have too many mini foods at afternoon tea. These yummy vegan cheesecakes are made with a creamy cashew filling and an orange biscuit base. Recipe here. 

Lemon Cheesecake

By: Rhythm108 

Method: Other

Difficulty: Beginner

Using Rhythm 108’s delicious vegan biscuits, you can whip these lemon cheesecakes up with minimal fuss and maximum reward! Recipe here.

16 Aug 2021
Jenny Edwards

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