Not to be confused with pepperjack or pimento cheese, Pepper Cheese Sandwiches are prepared with Stilton cheese and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper, thus, pepper cheese.
walnuts, cream, brandy, and some unexpected spices, and you have one of
the finer tea sandwiches, indubitably. Pinkies up!
Cream together 1 cup soft butter, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
1 1/4 cups Stilton cheese, finely grated
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons brandy
1/4 cup, more or less, heavy cream
20 slices bread, your choice
Combine all filling ingredients except the cream in a small bowl. Gradually add the cream to bring the mixture to spreading consistency.
Spread a thin layer of the butter-spread mixture to the edge of one side of each piece of bread. Top half the slices with the filling. Place the remaining bread slices on top, remove the crusts and cut each sandwich into 4 quarters or 3 fingers, as desired.
Makes 30 to 40 tea sandwiches, enough to feed 8 to 10 guests.