Let’s celebrate Dream Tea Week with free recipes and a giveaway!!

I don’t know about you but I am a total sucker for biscuits, they are my Achilles heel!! I find it impossible to stick to just ONE and usually end up pinching a minimum of three from the biscuit barrel.  I’m a dunker too, depending on the biscuit and the beverage.  I’m not quite as gross as my boys who like to dunk their biscuits in their squash ewwww yuck!!

National Children’s Charity Dreams Come True has launched it’s national fundraising campaign – Dream Tea 2015.  The Dream Tea encourages people across the UK to take time out with their friends and enjoy a cup of tea together with a slice of cake or biscuit whilst raising money to provide the power of dream fulfilment to unwell children.

Dreams Come True conducted a fun survey to find out what tea-time treats remind people most of their childhood and I wasn’t surprised by their findings;

  • With 43 per cent of the vote – Wagon Wheels prove the most popular teatime treat to make people nostalgic of their childhoods
  • A notable female bias pushes Pink Wafer Fingers to second place with 35 per cent

Pink Wafer Fingers came in second place with nearly 35 per cent of the vote, but interestingly this tea-time treat proved much more reminiscent of childhood for females – around 43.5 per cent, compared to males with 26 per cent.  Gender comparison also revealed further divergence between the sexes on Iced Gems – 41.5 per cent females to 22.5 per cent males.  And 29.5 per cent of females had fond memories of Fondant Fancies versus 15 per cent of males.

In close third place, Jammy Dodgers, pulled in 33 per cent of the UK vote, and were notably more popular than Wagon Wheels in Scotland – 47 per cent, compared to Wagon Wheels at 44.5 per cent.  And in Wales, 42 per cent voted for Jammy Dodgers compared to 38 per cent for Wagon Wheels.  Although I don’t know about you, but I think they are a heck of a lot smaller than they used to be.  I can’t believe it’s just the fact that I have grown?

My tea-time favourites have got to be Custard Creams and Bourbon’s or the SAS of biscuits ‘Hob Nobs’ (Peter Kay sketch anyone?).

You can read the full report here.

To mark the launch of Dream Tea Week I have two great recipes for you to try AND a fab giveaway.

Lovely Lavender Biscuits

Lovely Lavender Biscuits

Pizza Cake

Pizza Cake

 

Dream Tea Giveaway

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32 Comments

  1. June 22, 2015 / 5:07 am

    Millionnaires shortbread – I love all the layers – shortbread, toffee caramel and chocolate all in one bite!!

  2. traceypeach
    June 22, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookies to make & eat because I love them so much! xxx

  3. iain maciver
    June 22, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    mcvities digestives great for dunking

  4. Natalie Crossan
    June 22, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Scottish shortbread… so sweet and delicious

  5. Joanne O'Neill
    June 30, 2015 / 9:41 am

    Flapjacks! Or fifteens-it’s a tough call

  6. Joy
    July 1, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Cherry shortbreads

  7. caroline walliss
    July 1, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Double choc chunk cookies!x

  8. fozia Akhtar
    July 1, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Custard creams

  9. Lesley Bradley
    July 2, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I do like a savoury snack-nachos with cheese, salsa and sour cream is my favourite!

  10. leanne weir
    July 2, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Scottish shortbread – leanne w

  11. Sarah Cooper
    July 2, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Chocolate cake

  12. July 6, 2015 / 10:00 am

    I like flapjacks – super tasty and the oats are filling!

  13. Kerry Locke
    July 10, 2015 / 7:53 am

    I adore Hummus with crunchy veg

  14. Kiran Parry
    July 15, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies. I love the texture and love the flavour of chocolate.

  15. Laura Nice
    July 22, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Nice Biscuits as they are name after me! lol

  16. Diana
    July 23, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Shortbread biscuits are my favourite 🙂

  17. alison clark
    July 23, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I have many but 1 of them is my mums tea bread – she uses such huge sultanas in it and spread with thick butter its just heavenly – only problem is when she makes me one I can’t leave it alone and it doesnt last long.

  18. Veronica Lopez-Smith
    July 24, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I love shortbread biscuits and make my own with varied flavours (e.g. lemon ones are lovely)

  19. Eleanor Powell
    July 24, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Chocolate cherry brownies

  20. July 25, 2015 / 9:49 am

    I love chocolate biscuits,
    Doesn’t matter what kind,
    Made up with many swirls,
    A full bodied chocolate,
    Or a cream,
    But the best for me I guess it’s got to be,
    Chocolate digestives,
    As its crumbly when you bite,
    And soon the biscuit is out of sight.

  21. Barbara Handley
    July 25, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Cookies because my grandchildren like making them with me.

  22. Helen
    July 25, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    coolio

  23. Emma Nixon
    July 25, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Flapjacks. So tasty. And the best way to eat oats

  24. Lisa Wilkinson
    July 25, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    I like to make Thai Sausage Rolls. They are nice change to normal sausage rolls and great for picnics.

  25. Solange
    July 26, 2015 / 3:51 am

    Chocolate cake

  26. Victoria Prince
    July 26, 2015 / 8:47 am

    My mum’s flapjack 🙂 Because you can vary the ingredients to make it as healthy or unhealthy as you like, and there are so many different things you can put in it so there is a flavour for every occasion! Delicious

  27. trevor linvell
    July 26, 2015 / 10:28 am

    chocolate digestives as im addicted to chocolate

  28. Sarah Lee
    July 26, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Flapjacks -they are so tasty and you can alter the recipe by adding different fruits etc

  29. Susan Carruthers
    July 26, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    I love flapjacks, and they are so easy to make!

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