7 Tea Sandwich Recipes For When You’re Feeling Fancy
We have to thank the Brits for a bunch of sophisticated things they introduced us to. High tea definitely being one of them! And with it, tea sandwiches. The dainty little accompaniments aren’t just perfect for that evening snack, they’re also a great way to stave off those hunger pangs before you have your meal.
So, if you’re feeling a tad fancy, or want to host a brunch for your girls, try out these yummilicious tea sandwich recipes.
1. TOMATO-CHEDDAR TEA SANDWICH
8 slices white bread (cut into 16 round shapes)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
8 small tomatoes
14-16 basil leaves, fresh
Salt and pepper
Cut 16 rounds of bread and spread one of the rounds with a butter and mayonnaise.
Top each round with one slice of tomato, cheese, and a few basil leaves.
Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and spread little olive oil on top of the of the filling.
Place the other bread round on the top and refrigerate until you have to serve them.
2. CUCUMBER-BUTTER TEA SANDWICH
4 tablespoons butter, softened
Grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh herbs
White/ multi-grain/ brown bread
Mix softened butter, grated lemon zest, and chopped fresh herbs in a bowl.
Spread the mixture on the bread and put cucumbers on top of it.
Trim the crusts and cut the sandwiches into halves, or smaller, if necessary.
3. EGG SALAD TEA SANDWICH
2 eggs, hard-boiled, chilled after boiling to prevent green yolks
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
1 tablespoon mustard sauce
1 teaspoon dill, chopped or dried
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped or fresh
Sea-salt and fresh-ground black pepper, taste
4 slices bread of your choice
Mash the eggs, mayonnaise, yoghurt, and mustard sauce and stir in the herbs and spices.
Spread the egg salad generously onto two slices of bread, and close.
Get rid of the crusts, and slice the sandwiches into halves, diagonally and serve.
4. CHICKEN PESTO TEA SANDWICH
3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons pesto sauce
3 cooked skinless chicken breast, shredded
A handful of rocket leaves
6 granary or seeded bread rolls, sliced horizontally, and lightly buttered
Mix the mayonnaise and pesto sauce well in a bowl.
Gently stir in the shredded chicken and then fill the rolls with the chicken mixture and top it off with some rocket leaves.
Voila, you’re good to go!
5. CHICKEN SALAMI AND CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH
1 teaspoon mustard sauce
Start with spreading mustard on one slice of bread and top it with salami and lettuce.
Then, spread cream cheese on the other slice of bread and close the sandwich.
Cut in half and serve.
6. SALMON AND CREAM CHEESE TEA SANDWICH
1 loaf bread of your choice
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 pound smoked salmon (thinly sliced)
Lemon juice, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Dried parsley or smoked paprika, to taste
Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread.
Cover one side of the sandwich with salmon and season it with lemon juice and herbs.
Put the slices together and trim the crusts.
7. CHEDDAR AND CHUTNEY TEA SANDWICH
Small brioche rolls
8 ounce home-made/ store-bought green chutney
Cut each roll in half and spread the bottom half with chutney.
Place a thick slice of cheddar cheese on the top and cover it with top half of the roll.
Serve with tea.
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