These are just a few suggestions for your tea sandwiches, of course. The possibilities are literally endless. Best of all, tea sandwiches are great for so many occasions; you can have them as a light lunch, an appetizer, for a tea with your family (as I did!), or for brunch with some breakfast themes.
However you decide to serve them, your guests will be impressed by your cute little tea sandwiches and you will feel like the tea sandwich warrior you are! These are further made easy by the fact that your guests can build their own, saving you time and heartache in the guessing game of what people like.
Start with a serving tray such as this (or little bowls would do well also) and your ingredients...
Three hardboiled eggs, sliced
Mayonnaise and Mustard
Blue cheese crumbles ...
Now for your bread. I like things to look fancy. So I myself a set of biscuit cutters and they come in handy in a situation such as this... Cut your rounds out of regular sandwich bread. I used wheat, but you can use white or rye, or a mix of anything!
SO CUTE, right?!
There was a lot of bread crusts leftover, so I saved them for bread crumbs.
I laid the sandwich rounds out on a tray. I also added a plate with cream cheese and pepper jelly (because that goes great on the tea sandwiches with the cucumbers,) and I added some homemade pickles for garnish.
I'm ready to build my sandwiches!
Here I made a cream cheese and cucumber sandwich
I made a mustard, blue cheese and onion sandwich
Garnished, of course, with a sliver of homemade pickle.
Looking good, right???
Open Face Tea Sandwiches
Time: 15 minutes | Serves 4-6 for Tea | Difficulty: Easy!
You Will Need:
A small cucumber (the fancy ones slice beautifully for these sandwiches)
1 small tomato
1 small red onion
3 eggs, hardboiled
Mustard (I like a fancy mustard, totally up to you)
4 ounces cream cheese
Pepper Jelly or Jam (to top cream cheese)
Cheese- I used blue cheese crumbles and mozzarella cheese, but you can use anything.
Pickles for garnish
1 loaf of bread
Special equipment: biscuit cutter
Optional: lunchmeat or smoked salmon (not pictured)
On a small plate, place your cream cheese and top with pepper jelly. Set aside.
Slice your cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion. Place them on a serving tray. Add your cheeses, mayonnaise, and mustard. Put pickles in a serving bowl for garnish.
Slice your hardboiled eggs and place them on serving tray. If desired, lay out meat as well. This stores well in the fridge while you are waiting or assembling bread.
Using a biscuit cutter, cut out rounds from your loaf of bread. Save crusts for bread crumbs, if desired.
Lay out your bread rounds on a tray.
Serve everything to guests for building sandwiches :)