Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

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From
Under the Walnut Tree
Photographer
Fanny Bergenström

An invitation to friends for afternoon tea is always appreciated. Tiny sandwiches with tasty fillings can be quite irresistible with a cup of well-brewed tea.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Teatime sandwiches should be made with thinly sliced bread. Use butter at room temperature and prepare the fillings beforehand. To make, butter all the bread slices. Put the filling on one slice, place another slice of bread on top and press gently. Use a very sharp knife to trim the edges, and then cut the sandwiches into triangles or fingers. Wrap the sandwiches in plastic wrap and refrigerate, preferably 3-4 hours in advance, for maximum flavour.
  2. Cucumber sandwiches: butter either white or brown bread. Add 2 layers of wafer-thin slices of peeled or unpeeled cucumber (sprinkle a little salt on the cucumber) between the bread slices.
  3. Curried egg: chopped, hard-boiled eggs combined with a touch of whole egg mayonnaise, curry powder to taste and some finely chopped shallot. Use white or brown bread.
  4. Blue cheese and radishes: blue cheese, thinly sliced radishes and a dash of black pepper on brown bread.
  5. Cream cheese and smoked salmon: use room-temperature Philadelphia cheese instead of butter. Top with thinly sliced smoked salmon, thinly sliced cucumber, a bit of dill and a wafer-thin lemon slice per sandwich. Best on white bread.
  6. Chicken and celery: finely chopped cold chicken and a bit of celery. As a suggestion: use 2 celery stalks for 1 chicken breast fillet, which will be enough for 8 slices of bread (16 small sandwiches). Peel the celery with a potato peeler to remove the stringy bits. Cut the celery into thin strips, then into tiny pieces. Combine the celery and chopped chicken with a little bit of whole egg mayonnaise, and season with salt and pepper. Use white or brown bread.
  7. Mango cream cheese and smoked turkey: use room-temperature Philadelphia cream cheese flavoured with mango chutney, thin slices of smoked turkey breast and ideally a bit of garden cress. White or brown bread.
  8. Turkey and rocket: a bit of Dijonnaise (whole egg mayonnaise flavoured with wholegrain Dijon mustard), smoked turkey or ham and a few rocket leaves. Use white or brown bread.
  9. Ham and watercress: thin slices of ham, (spread a bit of Dijon mustard on the buttered bread if you like), plus a bit of watercress or snipped chives. White or brown bread.
  10. Salty radishes: very finely chopped radishes and a touch of crumbled sea salt. Simple yet refined, delicious on buttered white or brown bread.
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