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Basic cookies

Bake a batch of these easy cookies with just five ingredients - or fewer. A perfect partner to a cup of tea, you can whip them up in no time

Author: bendickson

Easy rocky road

Great for a bake sale, a gift, or simply an afternoon treat to enjoy with a cuppa, this rocky road is quick to make and uses mainly storecupboard ingredients.

Author: Member recipe by Aaron Goodall


Edd Kimber, champion of BBC's Great British Bake Off, shares his expert knowledge for baking picture-perfect macarons

Author: Good Food team

Lemon drizzle cake

It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

Author: Tana Ramsay

Buttermilk scones

Afternoon tea just wouldn't be the same without warm scones straight from the oven

Author: Good Food team

Ultimate scones

Learn the secret of making perfect scones every time, with Angela Nilsen's ultimate recipe

Author: Angela Nilsen

Chocolate tiffin

Go all out and treat yourself to these chocolate tiffin slices, full of milk and dark chocolate, raisins and biscuit. Be warned: they won't last long!

Author: KTibbetts85

Ultimate chocolate cake

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea

Author: Angela Nilsen

Paul's Genoise sponge

Make the most of British summer berries by piling them onto a stunning layered sponge

Author: Paul Hollywood

Easy fluffy scones

These are the business - light but with a nice crusty outside

Author: Jane Hornby

Apple scones with blackberry compote

The perfect autumnal afternoon treat, sit back and enjoy with a warming cup of tea

Author: Good Food team

Chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits

Use storecupboard ingredients to make these moreish chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits. They make the perfect partner to a coffee as an afternoon treat

Author: Anamaria Cook

Shortbread biscuits

Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

Author: Good Food team

Ginger biscuits

Use fresh and ground ginger to make these moreish biscuits. They're perfect served with a cuppa for afternoon tea, or as a treat anytime

Author: Liberty Mendez

Gluten free scones

Cater for guests intolerant to gluten with these easy scones. Add sultanas if you like and serve with oodles of jam and clotted cream

Author: Liberty Mendez

Rock cakes

Our easy, traditional rock cake recipe is the ideal afternoon treat. These simple fruit buns are a great storecupboard bake that everyone will enjoy

Author: Mary Cadogan

Chocolate crunch bars

A little melting, stirring and chilling and you've got a chocolatey treat to enjoy with a cuppa. The kids can help, too

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Peanut butter brownies

Two of our favourite things - peanut butter and brownies - combine to make these irresistible treats

Author: Sarah Cook

Madeira loaf cake

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea.

Author: Barney Desmazery

Cinnamon rolls

Try these easy cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing as a treat for afternoon tea. They're delicious served warm or cold - you can also make them ahead and freeze

Author: Member recipe by tjkent2426

Iced fairy cakes

Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

Author: Good Food team

Easy chocolate biscuits

Try this basic recipe for fail-safe biscuits every time. Make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or adapt it to include nuts, fruit or your favourite sweets

Author: Barney Desmazery

Empire biscuits

Make a batch of these easy empire biscuits and enjoy with a cuppa. Sandwich with raspberry jam and top with thick icing and a glacé cherry to finish

Author: Esther Clark

Belgian buns

Indulge in these moreish Belgian buns as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea. They're filled with lemon curd and topped with icing and a glacé cherry

Author: Liberty Mendez

Eccles cakes

Sticky and packed with fruit, with extra flaky and light pastry, these Eccles cakes are just about perfect

Author: Barney Desmazery

Party vol au vents

Use our foolproof recipe for retro puff pastry cases, then pack them high with savoury fillings for a party canapé

Author: Good Food team

Cinnamon swirls

The perfect accompaniment to a warming cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon

Author: Sarah Cook

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat - delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa

Author: Sarah Cook

Banana, walnut & chocolate chip loaf

Paul Hollywood shares his banana bread recipe - this delicious bake is dotted with chocolate and nuts

Author: Paul Hollywood

Chocolate chip shortbread

Bake a batch of these easy chocolate chip shortbreads to pair with your afternoon cup of tea. These simple sweet treats are perfect for sharing

Author: Good Food team

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

Author: Valerie Barrett

Granny's Victoria sponge

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner - every bite brings a taste of nostalgia

Author: James Martin

Light & fluffy chocolate mocha cake

Have your cake and eat it, with this beautifully decadent low-fat chocolate cake

Author: Mary Cadogan

Homemade eclairs

Homemade eclairs are a labour of love, but the reward will be a decadent mouthful of crisp pastry oozing creamy vanilla custard

Author: Sarah Cook

Carrot loaf cake

Who can resist a slice of moist, frosting-topped carrot cake with a warming cuppa?

Author: James Martin

Carrot cake

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day

Author: Mary Cadogan

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

If you like American-style cookies, you'll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen

Author: Jane Hornby

Double chocolate loaf cake

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?

Author: Sarah Cook

Caramelised apple cake with streusel topping

This moist cake with a crunchy nut topping is sure to become a teatime favourite

Author: Good Food team

Easy honey flapjacks

Treat yourself to these easy honey flapjacks for elevenses or the afternoon slump. Perfect for picnics, packed lunches and bake sales

Author: GF member meganrosepw

Just egg sandwiches

A classic egg mayonnaise recipe to generously spread on buttered white bread - an afternoon tea or lunchbox staple

Author: Lulu Grimes

Easy vanilla cake

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes

Author: Jane Hornby

Cherry bakewell cake

If you know someone who likes bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake - it's full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam

Author: Jane Hornby

Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

Keep these five ingredients in your storecupboard so you can whip up a tasty traybake when friends drop by unexpectedly

Author: Good Food team

Fudgy coconut brownies

Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate

Author: Sarah Cook

Chocolate macarons

These luxurious little macarons are the perfect light hit when only chocolate will do

Author: Mary Cadogan

Cherry scones

Sweeten up your scones with this easy recipe - ideal for a posh afternoon tea

Author: Good Food team

Double dipped shortbread cookies

What could be better than shortbread biscuits? Shortbread double-dipped in milk and white chocolate! They're sure to go down a storm with family and friends

Author: Lulu Grimes

Banana & pecan loaf

This tea-time favourite is moist, sweet, nutty and comforting - it's bound to be a hit with friends and family

Author: Sarah Cook

Carrot & soft cheese cupcakes

This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon tea favourite into delightful cupcakes

Author: Sarah Cook