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Vegan and Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea Recipes

High tea is a timeless tradition that has been enjoyed for generations. However, for those who follow a vegan lifestyle, finding delicious and cruelty-free options can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of amazing vegan high tea recipes that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. Here are four vegan high tea options that are both delicious and ethical:

  1. Vegan scones - Scones are a quintessential part of any high tea experience. To make them vegan, simply swap out the butter and milk for vegan alternatives. For an extra special touch, add some vegan cream and jam.

  2. Cucumber sandwiches - Cucumber sandwiches are a classic high tea option that are both refreshing and delicious. To make them vegan, use vegan cream cheese and top with thinly sliced cucumbers.

  3. Vegan chocolate truffles - No high tea would be complete without a sweet treat. These vegan chocolate truffles are the perfect way to end your high tea experience. Simply mix together vegan chocolate and coconut milk, then roll into balls and dust with cocoa powder.

  4. Vegan Earl Grey tea - Of course, no high tea would be complete without a good cup of tea. Earl Grey tea is a classic choice that can be easily made vegan by using a plant-based milk alternative.


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Gluten-free high tea: Delicious options for those with dietary restrictions

For those with dietary restrictions, finding gluten-free options can be a challenge. However, with a little creativity, it's easy to make delicious gluten-free high tea options that everyone can enjoy. Here are four gluten-free high tea recipes that are sure to impress:

  1. Gluten-free scones - Scones can be easily made gluten-free by using gluten-free flour. Simply swap out regular flour for a gluten-free alternative and enjoy with your favorite toppings.

  2. Smoked salmon on gluten-free bread - Smoked salmon on gluten-free bread is a classic high tea option that is both delicious and gluten-free. Look for gluten-free bread at your local health food store or make your own using gluten-free flour.

  3. Gluten-free lemon bars - Lemon bars are a sweet and tangy treat that everyone can enjoy. To make them gluten-free, simply use gluten-free flour in the crust and filling.

  4. Gluten-free chai tea - Chai tea is a popular high tea option that can be made gluten-free by using a gluten-free tea blend.


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Recipes:

Vegan Recipes:

  1. Vegan Lemon and Blueberry Scones

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, chilled and cubed

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add the cubed vegan butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut it into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined.

  6. Gently fold in the blueberries.

  7. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape it into a circle about 1-inch thick.

  8. Use a biscuit cutter or a cup to cut out scones and place them on a lined baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

2. Vegan Cucumber and Avocado Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, mashed

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 8 slices gluten-free bread

  • 1 small cucumber, sliced thinly

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mashed avocado, lemon juice, and salt.

  2. Toast the bread slices.

  3. Spread the avocado mixture evenly on four slices of the bread.

  4. Top the avocado mixture with cucumber slices and fresh basil leaves.

  5. Cover with the remaining four slices of bread.

  6. Cut the sandwiches into small pieces and serve.

3. Vegan Earl Grey Tea Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsp water)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Grease a loaf pan.

  3. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk over medium heat until it comes to a simmer.

  4. Remove from heat and steep the Earl Grey tea bags in the milk for 5-10 minutes.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  6. In a separate bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and vegan butter until light and fluffy.

  7. Beat in the flax eggs until well combined.

  8. Add the flour mixture and the steeped milk mixture alternately to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and mixing until just combined.

  9. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  11. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and cooling it on a wire rack.

4. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

5. Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup of full-fat coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • A pinch of salt

  • Optional toppings: crushed nuts, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat until it just begins to boil.

  2. Remove the pan from heat and add the chocolate chips, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.

  3. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and the ingredients are well combined.

  4. Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes, then cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, or until firm.

  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Using a spoon, scoop out small balls of the chocolate mixture and roll them into truffle-sized balls.

  7. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder or other toppings of your choice.

  8. Refrigerate the truffles until ready to serve.

Gluten-Free Recipes


1. Gluten-free Scones Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

  • 1 large egg

  • 2/3 cup milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse sand.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.

  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix until a sticky dough forms.

  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently.

  7. Pat the dough into a circle and cut it into 8 wedges.

  8. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes or until they are golden brown.

  9. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as jam or clotted cream.

2. Smoked Salmon on Gluten-free Bread Ingredients:

  • 4 slices gluten-free bread

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon

  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Toast the gluten-free bread.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, dill, and lemon juice.

  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on each slice of toast.

  4. Top each slice with smoked salmon.

  5. Serve immediately.

3. Gluten-free Lemon Bars Ingredients: Crust:

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

Filling:

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, and salt.

  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse sand.

  4. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

  6. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, gluten-free flour, and baking powder.

  7. Pour the filling mixture over the baked crust.

  8. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the filling is set.

  9. Allow the bars to cool before cutting into squares.

  10. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

4. Gluten-free Chai Tea Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 bags of gluten-free chai tea

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.

  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the tea bags.

  3. Allow the tea to steep for 5-7 minutes.

  4. Remove the tea bags and stir in the milk and honey.

  5. Serve hot.


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