Here are some recipes to get you started on your tea party menu. These are my recipes that I use all the time for my teas. I hope you enjoy.
It is very tasty with tomatoes from your garden.
Spread cream cheese thinly on bread slices. Slice tomatoes very thin and blot with paper towels. Lay tomato slices on bread and top with bread. Remove crusts and cut into squares or triangles.
Marinate the cucumber slices in the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper for at least an hour. Drain well. Lightly spread mayonnaise and cream cheese on bread slices. Layer the cucumber slices thinly on bread. Top with other bread slice and cut off all crusts. Cut sandwiches in squares or triangles.
Combine all ingredients except bread and paprika. Spread about 1 Tbsp. of mixture on bread. Top with a second slice of bread. Cut off crust and cut sandwiches into triangles.
Combine the cream cheese, scallion, cucumber, and dill in a food processor. Process into a chunky paste. Set aside. Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread. Use a butter knife to spread the cream cheese mix over the bread. Then cover each slice with two slices of turkey and a little red pepper. Roll each slice of bread into a jelly roll shape. Press the roll together and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
By Debra from Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This is my favorite "tea sandwich". You make your own date-nut bread, and your own cream cheese and olive spread. It's been a family favorite since I first ate one at Chuck's in 1950's Key West, FL