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Afternoon Tea

8th February 2021

Chocolate Lamington’s


125ml Almond Milk
15ml Olive Oil
Splash of vanilla essence
45g Sugar
130g Whole Wheat Flour
30g Ground Almonds
2g Baking Powder
2g Baking Soda


40g Cocoa Powder
250g Icing Sugar
120ml Almond Milk
120g Shredded Coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 180◦c
  2. In a bowl, add the almond milk, olive oil, vanilla and sugar and whisk for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Next, add the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground almonds and mix well until combined.
  4. Transfer the mix into a loaf pan (20 x 10 x 6 cm), lined with baking paper, and pop it into the oven until a toothpick comes out clean, around 20 minutes. When ready, take them out and let them cool on a rack.
  5. Cut your sponge into 15 squared pieces, and pop them into the freezer for 10 minutes. This will help with the next step.
  6. In a small pan, add the almond milk, cocoa powder, and icing sugar. Stir well until combined and then bring to a boil.
  7. Take it off the heat give it a good mix.
  8. Take your lamington squares out of the freezer.
  9. Place the 120g of shredded coconut in a bowl, then, with the help of a fork, dip your sponge square into the chocolate icing, and gently scrape off any excess chocolate.
  10. Next, place in the coconut and roll, until your sponge is completely covered in shredded coconut.
  11. Transfer onto a serving dish and repeat until you’ve dipped and coated them all.
Afternoon Tea

Tea Recommendations

Tregothnan teas are all grown in England and they actually sold Britain’s first homegrown tea in 2005, creating the ultimate Britishness in every cup. Here’s our pick of their teas for Mother’s Day.

Chocolate Mint

This Chocolate Mint is a smooth and rich infusion, without the indulgence of actual chocolate! Made with pure mint leaves which are selected for their chocolatey flavour profile to give a sweet finish with delicious hints of chocolate.



This fragrant tea is subtle and delicate celebrating the flavours of both the tea and lavender.



 Tregothnan’s Afternoon Tea is hand-picked on our estate in Cornwall and blended with the Champagne of teas, Darjeeling. This is the most quintessentially British beverage.



Our own blend for Mother’s Day

We have also created our own blend of tea especially for Mother’s Day, using ingredients that will give a whole host of benefits! Why not give it a try yourself?

  • 1 part raspberry leaf – for women
  • 1 part passionflower – for tranquility
  • ½ part liquorice root – to reduce stress
  • 1 small fresh sage leaf – for clarity & anti-aging
  • 5 fresh mint leaves – energy-boosting
  • Orange zest

If you would like to complete your afternoon with finger sandwiches, scones and more cake, take a look at some more of our afternoon tea recipes. And if you’d rather leave the hard work to us, you can purchase our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher and treat her to our decadent afternoon tea when we re-open this Spring.


Afternoon Tea

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