Tea Cakes and Biscuits Recipes

Tea cake, tea biscuit, tea scone, and finger sandwich recipes are perfect for baking a little, not-too-rich, afternoon tea-time pick-me-up treat.

Staff Picks

Russian Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1499
These yummy melt-in-your-mouth walnut cookies take just five ingredients.

Tea Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 454
A quick tea time treat. Serve warm, buttered, and with jam or honey.

Mississippi Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
This is my mother's recipe, her mother's recipe, and so on... Basic, simple, down-home and delicious!! My grandmother's advice is to enjoy warm with a big glass of ice-cold milk!!! Poor folks' heaven!!!

Cream Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
'Cream cakes' are not a specific item, but a term that refers to a variety of goodies served at tea. Scones, cakes, buns, and biscuits may be spread with cream and/or jam. Here's a Lake District recipe for 'Upland's Biscuits'. When cool, sandwich in pairs with raspberry jam. A dollop of clotted cream on top, a pot of strong tea, aahhh!
By Marc Boyer

Raisin Tea Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
Moist, lightly sweet biscuits are just perfect for breakfast or a cup of tea in the afternoon. This is as close as I could get to the store bakery version. My husband and kids loved these just as much as the store bought biscuits. We make a lactose free version with vanilla soy milk and margarine, but have made the milk variety for others. Recipe works perfectly in both options.

Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 130
A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions.

Russian Tea Cakes III

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
Lovely little cookies that are perfect for formal parties.

English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
A refreshing and delicious sandwich. Depending on the way you cut the bread, these can be made as appetizers or a simple lunch time sandwich.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

Rating: 4 stars 22
This is an old recipe that my grandmother always made. It goes great with coffee and is quick and easy to make. Light lemon flavor that can be accompanied with a lemon glaze if desired.

Bannock II

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
This is a recipe from my friend - her Mom makes the best bannock ever using this recipe.

Scottish Oat Scones

Rating: 4.5 stars 315
These are delicious and won't last long.
By Allrecipes Member

British Bread Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
Bread pudding - the English variety, not to be confused with 'bread and butter pudding' - this is more like a spiced cake than a dessert.

Inspiration and Ideas

Irish Tea Cake
Rating: Unrated 223
"Wonderful flavor with simple ingredients! " – KimmyK
Russian Tea Cakes I
Rating: Unrated 1499
Watch how to make these delicious Russian Tea Cakes.
Lemon Sugar Tea Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 397

Delightful lemon flavored cookies.