Vintage Tea Time Recipes – A delightful selection of Vintage Old-Fashioned recipes, perfect for Tea Time, such as Sunday Tea or High Tea.
Good Old-Fashioned Simple Recipes for Tea Time
There is something rather lovely about tea time, whether it be High Tea, Afternoon Tea, a Family Tea or Sunday Tea. So, today’s post Vintage Tea Time Recipes is all about tea time recipes.
A delightful selection of Vintage Old-Fashioned recipes, perfect for Tea Time, and simple too. Some recipes are over 100 years old, and have stood the tests of time.
Some are old family favourites that are still hugely popular; and some are frugal wartime recipes that have never been more relevant as food and energy prices rise.
Today’s collection of Vintage Tea Time Recipes range from sweet and tempting, to savoury and filling. We are in the midst of the Dog Days of Summer……those hot, sultry, airless and lazy days between July the 3rd and the 11th of August.
Food is simpler, with salads, sandwiches and simple bakes and cakes being popular. I tend to bake in the cool of the morning, before it becomes too hot.
Recipes that are popular are scones, all types of cakes, tarts, quiches and flans. Salads in all guises make a regular appearance, as well as “no-cook” recipes. Grilled meat and fish is cooked outside on the BBQ, as are seasonal veggies.
My favourite tea time is Sunday Tea – that time in the early evening, before Countryfile on the telly, when the heat of the day is done.
Sunday lunch or brunch is a distant memory, and hunger pangs set in after a long country walk. The light in early August is still bright until 9pm at least, and the old scrubbed table is set for a family tea.
There’s home-cooked ham, freshly boiled eggs, piles of sandwiches made with homemade bread, a large cake, biscuits, fresh seasonal fruit, pickles and chutney, as well as a bowl of crisps for nibbling.
I hope you feel inspired to make some of the recipes I’ve shared below, they are set out in order of sweet and savoury.
And, please DO leave me a comment below if you make any of them for YOUR tea time table! Karen
Sweet Vintage Cakes, Bakes and Desserts
- Old-Fashioned Tea Cake Squares
- Old-Fashioned Almond Rice Cakes
- Farmhouse “Teacup” Spiced Fruit Loaf Recipe
Wartime Sweet Recipes
Wartime Savoury Recipes
Savoury Vintage Tea Time Recipes
- CHEESE & LENTIL SLICE
- Salmon Fishcakes with Oatcake Crumb
- Whit Salad: Celebrate “VE Day” with an Authentic WWII Recipe
Vintage Dessert and Pudding Recipes
- Mums Two Ingredient Strawberry Mousse
- Easy Cornflake Tart
- Rhubarb Stirabout – An Old-Fashioned Pudding
Tessa Parker says
What a lovely choice of recipes, they will take me all through the summer for Sunday teatime, thank you.
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thank you Tessa 🙂
these recipes not only look delicious but I love the way you have presented them and it really does remind me of a time when Afternoon Tea was something we had the time to indulge and look forward to.!
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thank you so much Alex 🙂