Tea Sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches


It wouldn’t be a tea without the dainty little sandwiches cut into fun shapes. The two I chose to make for my party are perhaps the most commonly associated with afternoon tea. When some friends and I were on a cruise we made the mistake of going to the afternoon tea without having lunch first. We kept asking for sandwich after sandwich! I don’t think the waiters were very happy with us! The lesson we learned?? It takes a lot of these little tea sandwiches to fill you up, so next time, don’t skip lunch!



Egg Salad Sandwiches


2 Hardboiled eggs, chopped fine

½ c. mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp. chives, finely chopped

8 thin slices of white or wheat bread


Mix mayonnaise with eggs, chives, salt, and pepper. Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of butter. Divide the egg salad among 4 slices of the bread; top with the rest of the bread. Trim the crusts and cut each sandwich into 2 triangles. Refrigerate of keep in a cooler until right before serving time.


Tea Sandwich table setting

Cucumber Sandwiches





Cream cheese

White bread



Peel cucumbers and slice very thin. Sprinkle slices with salt and drain on paper towels. Spread white bread with unsalted butter and a thin layer of cream cheese and layer cucumbers no more than ¼ inch high. Sprinkle lightly with dill, top with another slice of bread. Cut into desired shapes.

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