Servings

8

Ready In:

20min

Good For:

High Tea / Lunch

Inroduction

Tea Sandwiches

By: Michaela Brown

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!

 

Ingredients

Egg Salad Sandwiches

  • 2 Hard-boiled eggs, chopped fine
  • ½ c. mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. chives, finely chopped
  • 8 thin slices of white or wheat bread
  • Butter

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Mix mayonnaise with eggs, chives, salt, and pepper.

Step 2

Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of butter.

Step 3

Divide the egg salad among 4 slices of the bread; top with the rest of the bread.

Step 4

Trim the crusts and cut each sandwich into 2 triangles.

Step 5

Refrigerate of keep in a cooler until right before serving time.

Ingredients
Cucumber Sandwiches

  • Cucumbers
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • White bread
  • Dill

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Peel cucumbers and slice very thin.

Step 2

Sprinkle slices with salt and drain on paper towels.

Step 3

Spread white bread with unsalted butter and a thin layer of cream cheese and layer cucumbers no more than ¼ inch high.

Step 4

Sprinkle lightly with dill, top with another slice of bread.

Step 5

Cut into desired shapes.