Introduction: "Royal" Tea Sandwiches
Dainty fresh finger tea sandwiches, both savory and sweet, to enjoy with family and friends any time!
Pour up some hot tea, serve up some lovely cookies or “biscuits” as the British call it, and feel royal and very “British” with these pretty, easy to make, no cook, refreshing Tea Sandwiches.
Step 1: INGREDIENTS NEEDED:
10 large slices of bread (preferably white sandwich bread; whole wheat if feeling a tad healthier)
For the Coriander/Cilantro Green Chutney:
1 small bunch of Coriander leaves/cilantro
2 Green Chilies/jalapenos/serrano peppers
2 Cloves of garlic
1 tbsp Coconut gratings (optional, just needed for a thick chutney)
1/2 tsp of Lemon juice
Salt to taste
For the dill mayonnaise:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped dill leaves
1/2 cup Nutella or any chocolate spread
Salted butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut Butter (crunchy or creamy)
2 large Bananas, peeled and sliced
1 large Cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
Few pickled jalapeno slices (homemade or store bought)
1 or 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
Few cheese slices
Black Pepper powder
Step 2: TO MAKE THE DILL MAYONNAISE and CORIANDER CHUTNEY::
Add finely chopped dill leaves to the mayonnaise and give it a good mix. Adjust seasonings. Keep aside.
Blend all the ingredients needed for coriander chutney to a fine paste, remove and place in a bowl.Adjust seasoning.
Step 3: TO MAKE CUCUMBER DILL SANDWICHES:
Take 2 large slices of bread and lay them side by side.
Spread butter on one of the slices.
Sprinkle required amount of pepper powder on the buttered slice and layer the slices of cucumber over it.
Slather the other slice with dill mayonnaise.
Cover this slices over the other gently; cucumber tea sandwiches are ready to be cut!
Step 4: TO MAKE BANANA SANDWICHES:
Spread Nutella on one slice and peanut butter on the second slice of the sandwich.
Layer the sliced bananas over the nutella slice.
Place one slice over the other.
Elvis style banana-peanut butter sandwich is ready to be cut into finger sandwiches!
Step 5: TO MAKE TOMATO CUCUMBER SANDWICHES:
Slather softened butter over 2 slices and then spread some coriander chutney over one of the slices.
Layer tomato slices over the chutney side and sprinkle pepper powder over the other.
Layer cheese slices over the other buttered side of bread and top with jalapeno slices.
Place one bread slice gently over the other
Tomato-jalapeno with cheese sandwich is ready to be sliced into finger sandwiches!
Gently, cut off the crusts of all the sandwiches and then cut into two or three (depending upon how big your bread slices are) again to make bite-sized finger sandwiches each.
Either wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator or serve right away with a hot cup of tea or coffee!
A side of biscuits or cookies completes the English style tea setting! Enjoy!!!
Step 8: NOTES:
Try to keep the coriander chutney dry or with less moisture to avoid soggy sandwiches. Customize these sandwiches with other ingredients according to your preference.
Do not forget to butter the slices before layering the fillings; helps in keeping the sandwiches from getting soggy!
Participated in the
Sandwich Challenge 2020