Apple, cheddar and thyme scones. Photograph: Harry Weir

Pare a traditional scone back and it has the potential to carry any flavour including savoury

Apple, cheddar and thyme scones. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A light and delicate savoury scone, a basic staple to add to your repertoire

Blackberry Bakewell tarts

The sweet shortcrust pastry is a cinch and can be made well in advance and chilled

Blackberry Bakewell tarts
Blackberry Bakewell tarts

Chocolate fudge layer cake. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

A pinch of salt in the buttercream enhances the rich chocolate tones

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