Afternoon Tea - Five o'Clock Tea

Afternoon tea or 5 o'clock tea, traditionally taken in the salon between 4-5 p.m., is almost a meal in itself. Several delicacies are offered with tea, ranging from small sandwiches to the famous scones. This little sin everyone should have tried once.

We have compiled a few recipes around Afternoon Tea so that you can celebrate the perfect British tea afternoon at home - of course, you can also do yourself a favor and simply pre-book a table at Sir Harly's and order an Afternoon Tea. We ask for a day's notice so that we can prepare the food fresh for you.


With such a well-known and traditional English pastry, there are many recipe variations. You will find our favorite recipe below.

Ingredients (for 7-8 pieces):
225g flour, 55g cold butter, 1 pck. Baking powder, a pinch of salt, 150 ml milk (or buttermilk), 1 egg whisked with a little milk, 50g raisins (not a must!).

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (convection oven). Mix flour and baking powder and knead together with butter,salt and milk until the dough is smooth. Now roll out the dough (thickness about 2 cm).

Using a round mold or glass, cut out the scones. Place the scones on the greased baking sheet and brush them with the egg/milk mix. Move the tray to medium and bake until the scones are well risen and golden brown (about 15 minutes).

The finished scones should cool well before enjoying with strawberry jam and clotted cream.

Clotted Cream

Preparation time 5 min. Cook + cool overnight: 5 hrs. For 100/200 ml clotted cream 300/600 ml whipped cream Heat the whipping cream in a water bath and let it simmer gently undisturbed for about 5 hours. At the same time, the cream must not start to boil. The clotted cream is ready when a light golden brown crust has formed. Leave the cream, including the bowl, to cool overnight in a cool place. The next day, the clotted cream can be carefully spooned off the top. The still liquid cream on the bottom can be used for other recipes. Alternatively, clotted cream can be purchased or you can try a "fake clotted cream" as a quick alternative: Beat 300 g of room-warm butter with a cup of double cream and a pinch of salt with a hand mixer until creamy.