In celebration of the Cancer Council’s 30th Anniversary and in an effort to help raise much-needed funds for those affected by cancer, premium kitchen appliance brand De’Longhi has proudly partnered with the Cancer Council to encourage Australians to get behind Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

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De’Longhi, synonymous with creating special kitchen moments, has released the stylish, colour-inspired De’Longhi Icona Capitals collection, that is guaranteed to brighten up your morning routine long after fundraising for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Tips to host the perfect Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

To offer the very best advice and experience when organising a morning tea and to encourage Australians to get involved in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, one of the country’s most iconic fundraisers, De’Longhi has teamed up with celebrated pastry chef Andy Bowdy to provide inspiration on how to ‘Master your Morning Tea’ and elevate your hosting experience.

Here are Andy’s tips on how to craft the ultimate morning tea:

Set The Scene.

Think of your food as the drama and the table as the stage. Set the mood and create an atmosphere for your morning tea event by considering a table-setting theme – whether it’s a seasonal showcase, colour-inspired, high-tea or something in between – you choose.

Plan Ahead.

Eliminate any stress and plan ahead. Make sure you have minimal to assemble on the day. Also, don’t be afraid to outsource. Baking for a large number can seem daunting. Go and grab some baked goods or savoury items from your favourite bakeries or fresh food markets.

Cake Creativity.

Think outside the box when it comes to baking and your go-to cakes, sweet treats or savoury creations. Experiment with new recipes and flavour combinations. Put your own twist on the classic morning tea fare.

Add Balance.

When deciding on what to offer guests at your morning tea, it is important to have a balance of fruits and vegetables as well as sweets and baked goods.

More Than Tea.

Consider food and drink pairings. Have an array of tea options available but also include other drinks such as hot and iced coffee, hot chocolate and fresh juice.

Recipes to host the perfect Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Strawberry shortcake scones

Whip up these delicious Strawberry shortcake scones and enjoy fresh out of the oven scone whether it is for a fancy high tea brunch or a post dinner dessert. Find the recipe here.

Butter board

Create a butter board with all the yummy delicious creamy treats – tips here

Lady Marmalade Melting Moments

Find this delicious melting moments recipe here

Sponge kisses

Whip up these Sponge kisses with Strawberry sauce