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English tea sandwiches

Possibly the EASIEST sandwiches ever! English Tea Sandwiches filled with a variety of delectable fillings will be your go-to easy summer sandwich!
Course Lunch
Cuisine English
Keyword cucumber tea sandwiches, salmon tea sandwiches, tea sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 (approx)
Calories 107kcal
Author Em Beitel

Ingredients

For cucumber sandwiches

  • 1/4 English cucumber (or approx 1/3 a 'regular' cucumber)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter slightly softened (approx)
  • 4 slices sandwich bread (traditionally white but as you prefer)

For smoked salmon sandwiches

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh dill chopped
  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 3 oz smoked salmon (approx)

Instructions

For cucumber sandwiches

  • Peel the skin from the cucumber and slice as thinly as possible. 
  • Put a thin layer of butter on all four slices of bread then arrange a layer or two of cucumber over two of the slices. 
  • Top with the remaining two slices, trim off the crusts and make roughly square (or at least rectangular) as you do so. Cut into four pieces, either thin fingers or four triangles. 

For the smoked salmon sandwiches

  • Mix the dill into the cream cheese and beat slightly to soften.
  • Spread onto two slices of the bread, then top with a couple slices of smoked salmon. 
  • Top with the remaining two slices, trim off the crusts and make roughly square (or at least rectangular) as you do so. Cut into four pieces, either thin fingers or four triangles. 

Notes

  • Use plain sandwich bread, often white but can be brown/whole wheat.
  • Keep fillings simple
  • Remove crusts - a must! Often after you add the filling so the filling is right to the edges.
  • Cut into small pieces, typically 4 triangles, or 4 thin fingers.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg