Recipe Collection

High Tea Society has a collection of our favourite recipes to help you make a high tea at home.

Even with so many wonderful high tea venues, sometimes the best way to enjoy a beautiful high tea can be from the comfort of your own home. Nothing impresses guests like a stunning spread of home-cooked wonders. Craving a savoury snack? Got a penchant for pastries? Or perhaps you’re more of a sweet tooth? Any way you like your high tea, we’ve got you covered with High Tea Society’s collection of recipes.

Scone Recipes:

Scones; light and fluffy, dressed with fresh jam and rich cream are the backbone of the High Tea experience. Modern re-imaginings of the traditional recipe help to bring an array of new flavours to the table. The perfect pair for a classic scone is jam and cream. For those with the patience, homemade jam allows you to experiment with flavours outside the standard strawberry or apricot. Take inspiration form recipes recommended by the best purveyors of High Tea in the business.

Scones recipe from Anna Polyviou

CWA Plain Scone Recipe

Pumpkin Scone Recipe

Rose & Raspberry Scone Recipe

Vegan Coconut & Cranberry Scone Recipe



Sandwich & Savoury Recipes:

Another quintessential High Tea staple is the humble sandwich; simple in their construction, these small bites can deliver a punch of flavour, and are deliciously dainty amid a spread of fancy treats.

Chicken & Celery Sandwich Recipe

Egg Mayo Sandwich Recipe

Roast Vegetable Tart Recipe

Chive Blini with Smoked Ocean Trout Recipe



Sweet Recipes:

Whether you prefer bite-sized and colourfully decorated portions or a three-layer centrepiece, no tea party is complete without cake! Check out the recipes below for inspiration from some of Australia’s top Pastry chefs.

Katherine Sabbath’s Rose & Fig Love Cake Recipe

Emelia Jackson’s Salted Caramel Choux Buns Recipe

Blueberry Friand Recipe

Red Velvet Layer Cake Recipe

Vegan Canelé Recipe

Victoria Sponge Recipe


Find more recipes in our collection: scone recipes, savoury recipes, sandwich recipes and cake recipes.