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Afternoon Tea Traybake

Our Afternoon Teas are in full swing for the season and we are enjoying preparing delicious treats for you to enjoy with your friends and family. Our Afternoon Teas are available exclusively on a Saturday and reservations can be made by contacting us on 01 6685512 or email reservations@ariel-house.net. We would be delighted to hear from you and we look forward to spoiling you in our dining room.

This traybake is always very popular with our guests and you can now make it at home. Very simple to make and you are sure to impress your guests with this tasty treat!



225g self raising flour
175g softened butter
175g light brown sugar
1 tsp of baking powder
3 large eggs
2 tbsp of water
100g of  berries



Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.
Grease a baking or a roasting tin then line the base with baking parchment.
Measure all the cake ingredients (except for the berries) into a large bowl and beat until well blended.
Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top. Press the berries into the top of the mixture and press down lightly.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 35 – 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin before slicing into squares.


We drizzled our tray bake with a little royal icing before slicing but if you are in a rush a shake of icing sugar is lovely as well!

So wonderful to finally see touches of Spring in the air. Is there anything more cheerful looking than a bunch of daffodils! Spring has sprung!


Hope you enjoy the recipe!
Till the next time!


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