Scottish cakes for tea time


In the UK at about 3pm is the perfect time for a cup of tea. Most people add milk and sugar. In Scotland we also have many traditional tea-time cakes.

 

Lots of people enjoy eating shortbread with their tea. We make shortbread with flour, butter and sugar and it is shaped like petticoat tails…
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…or fingers!
shortbread fingers

 

My favourite cake is called a Tunnock’s tea cake, made by the Tunnock family. Can you guess when we eat it? That’s right, at tea time!
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It’s a biscuit, covered with marshmallow, then covered with chocolate. Delicious!

 

This is a very popular sweetie (or candy) called tablet.
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Tablet is very sweet – it’s made with sugar, more sugar, even more sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. Yummy!

 

Finally we have a tea time classic – scones!
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Scones are small cakes – you can have a plain scone or a fruit scone (with raisins) – and we eat them with clotted cream, butter, or jam.

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