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Mother's Day afternoon tea recipes

Mums spend so much time looking after everyone, why not return the favour with these delicious Mother’s Day afternoon tea recipes and celebrate Mother’s Day in style with a special afternoon tea shared with close friends and family

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    Fancy sandwiches

    Made with love for Mum. Say 'Thank you' with a sweet and savoury feast. Dainty sandwiches with tasty fillings are great for parties and can be made a few hours ahead, as long as you keep them covered and chilled. Try these two simple, yet delectable fillings.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Zucchini, feta and red onion tartlets

    Zucchini and feta are a delicious combination, your Mum will love these on Mother's Day! Warm savoury treats always go down well, so make plenty or prepare ahead and freeze.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 3

    Pear and cinnamon cake

    This pear and cinnamon cake recipe by Nici Wickes is quick and easy to make as a dessert, served with lashings of butterscotch sauce, of course!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Passionfruit, lemon and yoghurt cake

    This is one of those lemon yoghurt cakes that has it all – punchy flavour from the passionfruit and lemon, an incredible texture, and it keeps well. Nici Wickes' lemon passionfruit cake is a winner

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Mum’s plum cake

    This moist and delicious cake is visually irresistible as well as being easy to prepare. It’s great to have for dessert or to have with a cup of tea or coffee.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Apple-vanilla teacake with thick vanilla custard

    There’s a hidden layer of thick vanilla custard in the centre of this cake that takes it from good to great. Serve it warm, but not too hot. Photography and recipe by Gourmet Traveller.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Chocolate & hazelnut slice

    There are some things in the food world that just go together – basil and tomato, pork and apple, beer and potato chips – and, if you ask me, chocolate and hazelnuts. This slice is deliciously crunchy, gooey and caramelly – and I doubt it will last very long in the biscuit tin!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Hazelnut mocha cupcakes

    The divine combination of nutty, creamy hazelnut praline and full-bodied aroma of coffee give these picture-perfect cupcakes some attitude. Photography by Melanie Jenkins.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Lemon and pistachio moments

    These light, crumbly vanilla biscuits with a lemony, nutty butter cream are perfect for a picnic

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Caramel peanut tarts

    These decadent caramel peanut tarts are easy-to-make, and absolutely divine. Sweet, gooey caramel is combined with crunchy peanut butter, then topped with creamy dark chocolate, all sitting inside a sweet, biscuit crust.

    Recipes Plus|

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    Gingernut biscuits

    Perfect biscuits of gingernut baked to perfection. Watch them go at afternoon tea!

    Woman's Day|