This recipe comes from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia,
Canada. A fabled Victoria landmark, The Fairmont Empress has played host to
royalty, celebrities, and guests from around the world since 1908.
Learn about the
History and Legends of Famous Sandwiches. Also check out my
English High Tea Menu.
Don't forget to check out my
American High Tea or Afternoon Tea Menu (with recipes) which includes these delicious
Carrot-Ginger Tea Sandwiches.
Carrot-Ginger Tea Sandwich Recipe:
Afternoon Tea and High Tea,
Yields: 8 whole sandwiches
Prep time: 10 min
2 grated carrots
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons good-quality mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sweet ginger paste (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices multi-grain bread*
4 teaspoons unsalted butter
* Choose the best-quality bread as possible. Never serve end slices. Freezing the bread before cutting and then spreading
makes for easier handling.
In a medium bowl, combine carrots, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ginger
paste; add salt and pepper.
Spread one side of each piece of bread lightly with butter. Top the
buttered side of 2 slices of bread with carrot/ginger mixture (about
1/4-inch thick). Top with alfalfa sprouts and top with the remaining
bread slices, buttered side down.
Carefully cut the crusts from each sandwich with a long, sharp knife.
Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and then cut in half again. If desired, decorative shapes can be made with cookie cutters.
Yields 2 whole sandwiches or 4 halves or 8 fourths.