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How to Make Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

An English afternoon tea is based around a pot of tea, hence the name, but you can also expect the sandwiches, small savoury and sweet snacks and cakes. So what type of sandwiches should you make for teatime? Take a look at this video and you will learn everything you need to know about how to make quintessentially English finger sandwiches.

One of the keys for making the best ones are to ensure the flavours and shapes are kept as delicate as possible, which means no strong flavours and no rough or rugged shapes. English teatime sandwiches are usually presented in finger-shapes or small triangles, and unlike conventional sandwiches which are bigger, you should be able to eat a teatime sandwich in just 3 bites.

So do you fancy the cream cheese and smoked salmon sandwiches, the egg mayo and cress ones or what about the dainty cucumber sandwiches? You might wish to get all these ingredients and have a go at making some of each. Just remember to trim off the crusts and serve the sandwiches on fine bone china plates for true British appeal.

How to Make Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine and I would like to welcome you to TeaTime Recipes. Tea has always been a favourite of mine and I adore the tradition of serving this wonderful beverage with all kinds of little snacks both sweet and savoury. Read More