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Vegan 'creem' tea with jam and vegan clotted 'creem'
A tasty vegan 'creem' tea with scones, vegan clotted 'creem' and jam | © National Trust Images/William Shaw

Recipes

Choose from a mouth-watering selection of recipes to make and share at home. From tried and tested classic bakes to healthy dishes, find inspiration for your next meal.

National Cream Tea Day

It's National Cream Tea Day on 28 June, so whether you want to stay traditional or add a twist to your spread, we've got some recipes for you to try.

A close up view of a scone served on a plate with a generous helping of jam and cream
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Fruit scones 

Learn how to bake our world-famous fruit scones, best served with erfect served with jam, clotted cream and a hot drink of your choice.

Vegan 'creem' tea with jam and vegan clotted 'creem'
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Vegan 'creem' tea 

These vegan scones and clotted 'creem' are quick to whip up for a tasty afternoon treat.

Rhubarb and ginger scones on a baking tray lined with paper, with a bunch of rhubarb alongside
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Rhubarb and stem ginger scones 

The delicate balance of rhubarb and stem ginger gives a tasty twist to the traditional scone. They're perfect for a cheeky afternoon treat with your favourite cuppa.

Blueberry and oat scones on a lined baking tray next to a bowl of melted white chocolate and pale green tea towel
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Blueberry and oat scones 

These simple blueberry and oat scones are ideal for grab-and-go weekday mornings or as a delicious weekend brunch. Try serving them with a blueberry compote and Greek yoghurt.

Cakes, bakes and desserts

Shot from above, white chocolate, rose and raspberry blondies: one on a plate with a few raspberries and a fork, and eight more on a board, golden brown rippled with raspberry and white chocolate
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White chocolate, rose and raspberry blondies 

Inspired by Mottisfont's rose garden, this blondie recipe combines gooey, melted white chocolate with the tang of fresh raspberries and a hint of rose.

Honey and apple scone with jar of honey and two apple fizz drinks on the side
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Honey and apple scones 

Try this fruity twist on a simple scone recipe. Full of grated apple and sweetened only with honey, they're perfect for an indulgent afternoon treat with butter or clotted cream.

Looking down on shortbread biscuits topped with rhubarb compote and mixed yogurt and cream, drizzled with red wine syrup. A cupful of cream and yogurt is to the right, and shortbread biscuits cool on a rack to the back.
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Rhubarb shortbread and ginger cream 

Crisp, buttery shortbread biscuits are topped with fragrant rhubarb compote and whisked creamy yoghurt, then drizzled with rich wine syrup.

Side view of the lemon and blueberry mousse pots
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Lemon and blueberry mousse pots 

These refreshing mousse pots, combining tangy lemon curd mousse with a sweet blueberry compote, make for a light but indulgent fruity dessert.

Pies and savoury treats

A baking tray with 8 freshly baked sausage rolls
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Pork sausage rolls 

If you fancy making your own sausage rolls, give our easy to follow recipe a try. With crisp and flaky pastry and tasty meaty filling, they're perfect for party picks or picnic snacks.

A cheese and ale scone which has been cut open and filled with chutney and cheese
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Cheese and ale scones 

A twist on our classic cheese scones, these moreish cheese and ale scones are a tempting savoury treat. Serve them slightly warm with a slather of butter, or pair them with a real ale chutney and a wedge of mature cheddar cheese.

Chicken, leek and tarragon pie on a plate with a fork
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Chicken, leek and tarragon pie 

This family favourite creamy chicken and leek pie, topped with fresh herbs and puff pastry, is the perfect choice to warm you up on chilly nights.

Red pepper and sundried tomato fritters: a pile of three fritters on a board with a fork alongside, with red pepper and spinach pieces showing through the crisp batter
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Red pepper and sundried tomato fritters 

This crispy, fresh fritter recipe is a great way to get some extra vegetables on the plate. Delicious when served either on their own or with a salad for lunch or dinner.

Soups, stews and curries

A National Trust tasty vegan one-pot recipe, packed with vegetables and chickpeas.
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Vegetable and coconut curry 

This delicious and healthy vegetable and coconut curry is sure to be a winner for the whole family. A filling and tasty dish packed with aromatic herbs and spices, it's a great alternative to a Friday night takeaway.

A bowl of leek and potato soup, topped with a sage leaf and oil, with a chunk of brown bread and a spoon on the plate beside it
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Beningbrough leek and potato soup 

This leek and potato soup from Beningbrough in Yorkshire puts a modern spin on a comforting classic. Try using a drizzle of rapeseed oil flavoured with fresh sage leaves for maximum flavour.

Sweetcorn and ham chowder in a saucepan ready to be served
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Sweetcorn and ham chowder 

Enjoy this creamy soup filled with juicy sweetcorn and tasty ham, perfect for a satisfying lunch or a warming dinner starter.

Lamb hotpot, fresh out of the oven
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Lamb hotpot 

Enjoy this hearty and warming lamb hotpot recipe, packed with tender lamb and vegetables, to help brighten up a winter evening for the whole family.

Salads and light bite recipes

Smoked salmon and asparagus quiches in a tart tin, with asparagus spears and mint leaves alongside
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Smoked salmon and asparagus quiches 

These miniature quiches are a moreish combination of smoked salmon and asparagus filling, in a crisp pastry shell – perfect for any occasion.

Pickled radish and vegetable slaw: sliced carrots and radishes with shredded cabbage
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Pickled radish and vegetable slaw 

This crisp, crunchy and refreshing pickled slaw, featuring the peppery bite of radishes with carrots and cabbage, makes a tangy and delicious side salad.

Coronation cauliflower and couscous salad, with golden spiced cauliflower chunks on couscous, scattered with mint leaves
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Coronation cauliflower and couscous salad 

This satisfying salad combines spicy roasted cauliflower chunks with fluffy couscous, crunchy veg and flavourful fresh herbs, almonds and sultanas.

A tray full of freshly baked cheese and bacon twists
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Cheese and bacon twists 

These easy twists of crisp pastry wrapped around tasty bacon and cheese are perfect warm or cold, whether for lunch with a side salad, for a picnic or just a cheeky daytime snack.

Family-friendly recipes

Cheese and tomato muffins on a rack with tomatoes behind them
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Cheese and tomato muffins 

These light muffins topped with golden cheese and tangy cherry tomatoes are a tasty treat, or serve with a splash of oil and vinegar to make for a delicious light snack.

Dish of baked cauliflower gratin with a spoon
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Cauliflower cheese gratin 

Tempt your taste buds with this cheesy classic, combining delicious cheddar and stilton. It's perfect for an indulgent lunch or warming dinner.

Pizza with a face including olives for eyes, onion rings for glasses, a tomato slice for a nose, two basil leaves for a moustache and broccoli pieces for sideburns
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Pizza 

Make your own homemade pizza with this flexible recipe that's perfect for kids and adults alike. Whether you want a pizza for one or as a fun family activity, make this your go-to recipe.

A flapjack on a plate made using a recipe from our Cookbook
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Flapjacks 

Treat yourself to these tasty flapjacks, with whole oats and syrup making an energy-boosting snack or afternoon treat.

Vegetarian and vegan recipes

An uncut caramelised biscuit blondie with caramel drizzle over the top next to a bowl of caramel sauce
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Caramelised biscuit blondie 

These caramelised biscuit blondies are a delicious vegan bake. With hints of caramel and vanilla, and a scattering of Biscoff biscuits for added crunch, they're the perfect indulgent dessert or afternoon treat.

A white bowl that's been filled up with the coronation chickpea filling
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Coronation chickpea filling 

This creamy, lightly spiced and fruity chickpea filling is a great way to add some extra flavour to your next light of dinner. Pair it with flatbreads, load it into your baked potatoes or pop it in a sandwich for a vegan twist on the classic coronation filling.

Mushroom and thyme rolls, fresh out of the oven on a baking tray
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Mushroom and thyme rolls 

These delicious mushroom, thyme and chickpea rolls are very easy to make, perfect for a quick and healthy vegan supper.

Vegan date sponge on a plate with a just of sauce
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Vegan date sponge 

Whether you're cutting down or going dairy-free, this vegan date sponge recipe served with a velvety caramel sauce is the perfect way to round off a meal.

Looking through a magnifying glass at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

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