Enjoy Afternoon Tea Week with a maple-inspired bake

Coffee, maple and walnut cake

With Afternoon Tea Week underway, we have rounded up a few of our favourite maple- inspired bakes, from maple eclairs to zesty iced maple lemon cake so you can enjoy delicious home-made bakes with friends and family this Afternoon Tea Week (10th – 16th August 2020).

Afternoon Tea Week is a celebration of one of the nation’s favourite traditions and is the perfect excuse to get baking. In the UK we drink 165 million cups of tea a day so getting the perfect slice of cake to accompany a cuppa is essential for many.

No afternoon tea is complete without a scone, however, why not have a go at trying a scone with a twist with our plant-based recipe for vegan maple and pecan scones? Maple syrup is completely natural and vegan, making it the perfect sweetener for vegan recipes – so you can create a bake that everyone can enjoy this Afternoon Tea Week.

It’s a classic for a good reason, but this traditional combo is made even more delicious with a splash of pure Canadian maple syrup. When it comes to afternoon tea, our coffee, maple and walnut cake is a real showstopper, best enjoyed with friends and family – with this recipe there are plenty of slices to share.

These deliciously elegant maple eclairs filled with maple cream and topped with maple glaze and candied maple pecans aren’t as hard as you may think to make from scratch. If there’s one way of impressing friends and family with your kitchen skills this summer, it’s with these famous and delicious little pastries.

Want to bake a cake that is sure to go down a storm? Look no further than this iced maple lemon cake, another afternoon tea classic that is a real crowd-pleaser. A perfect combination of zesty lemon, fluffy sponge and a deliciously sticky finish that is easy to whip up in no time. This easy-to-follow recipe is also perfect for getting the little ones involved in the baking too.

Don’t forget to share your maple Afternoon Tea Week creations with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.