A new variation on a traditional cucumber tea sandwich! So easy-to-make and so delicious!
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History and Legends of Famous Sandwiches. Also check out my
English High Tea Menu.
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American High Tea or Afternoon Tea Menu (with recipes) which includes these delicious Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwich.
Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwich Recipe
Afternoon Tea & High Tea,
Yields: 8 whole sandwiches
Prep time: 10 min
1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and very thinly sliced (about 32 slices)
mint leaves rinsed, spun dry, and chopped fine
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
16 slices best-quality white bread*
Salt to taste
Choose the best-quality white or wheat bread as
possible. Never serve end slices. Freezing the bread before cutting and then
spreading makes for easier handling.
Place cucumber slices between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
In a small bowl, combine mint, butter, and cream cheese; spread on one side of each slice of bread. Lay cucumber slices onto the buttered side of 8 slices of bread.
Sprinkle with salt. Top with the remaining slices of bread, 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. Decorative shapes can be made with cookie
Yields 8 whole sandwiches or 16 halves or 32 fourths.