Every Tea Party Deserves Mouthwateringly Good Tea Sandwich Recipes
As the first course in the traditional Full Afternoon Tea, it's up to the tea sandwiches to make a good impression.
If you are one who assumes tea sandwiches are tasteless bits of fluff, you have several savory surprises in store!
Get tea sandwich ideas ranging from "classic" to "out of the
box" and find out what 5 characteristics make a tea sandwich different
from any other sandwich.
Wheat, white, sourdough, pumpernickel, rye…the choice of bread is yours. Or, for a creative checkerboard effect, use one white slice and one wheat per sandwich.
It takes about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of soft butter or cream cheese
spread, 1 to 1 1/2 cups of spreadable filling, (2 cups if it is a
composite of spread and meat, seafood, cheese, or nuts, etc.), and 3/4
lb. of sliced meat to make 10 sandwiches, 40 quarter sandwiches.
At least one of these should grace every tea party.
Delicious sandwiches prepared in the traditional tea-sandwich way, with both an outer spread and a filling.
Hummus and Pita Bread is a classic combination, but for your tea party? Sure. It is not a traditional tea sandwich but it exhibits most of the same characteristics. Just don't try cutting the crust off the pitas!Hummus in Pita Bread
3 cups hummus
12 mini pitas
Chopped olives and tomatoes, optional
Cut the pita pockets in half and fill each with about 2 tablespoons of Hummus. Top with chopped olives and tomatoes, if desired.
Makes 24 tea sandwiches.
For fun, choose a variety of tea sandwiches for your gathering or a combination of sandwiches and appetizers. Figure that your guests will consume about 4 tea sandwiches apiece (1 whole sandwich), or the equivalent, served with a variety of menu items like scones and tea cakes.