Planning for the upcoming Alice in Wonderland – themed Baby Shower I am hosting, I am on the hunt for tea sandwiches. I thought I would take you along on the search, and after the Baby Shower, you will get to see what I decided upon and how I presented them! A Tea Sandwich is a small sandwich which should only be two to three bites. It should be a sandwich easily eaten with your fingers; therefore, often referred to as “finger sandwiches”. These are sandwiches which are served on bread, without crusts, cut long and narrow, on the diagonal, or cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Bread is often colored, as are fillings or spreads for the sandwiches.
These sandwiches are from She Knows Food and Recipes. She offers a lot of tips and recipes for Apple Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches, Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches, and more!
You always want to present Tea Sandwiches in a pretty way, such as these on tiered cake plates.
These are particularly pretty open-face cucumber sandwiches.
My search for the best Tea Sandwiches for the baby shower has led me to Ribbon Sandwiches, Finger Sandwiches, and of course, Tea Sandwiches. This made me curious about what exactly is a “Tea”, “Ribbon” or “Finger Sandwich”. I have determined that it is important to use butter or cream cheese spread thinly on the bread, which will keep the bread from becoming soggy. Crusts are always trimmed off of these sandwiches. It will be easier to cut the sandwiches into small pieces if you place them in the freezer for a few minutes first, so they are more firm. Assemble and fill the sandwiches prior to cutting off the crusts to insure tidy edges. The sandwiches can be open face or not. Bread can be colored, or natural. Have fun picking your favorite recipes and shapes for your sandwiches, I know I am collecting recipes and trying them out. I would love to hear from you, what your favorite Tea Sandwich recipes are!