Sandwiches served on afternoon tea platter

Afternoon tea sandwiches

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(8 ratings)

Ready in 20 minutes


Makes 44 sandwiches

Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet

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    Goat's cheese, walnut & roasted pepper (makes 20)

    • 200g soft goat's cheese
    • 100g cream cheese
    • 10 slices white bread
    • 2 roasted red peppers
    • 25g walnut



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    Lemony cucumber & prawn (makes 12)

    • 6 slices wholemeal bread
    • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
    • zest of 1 lemon



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    • 6 large cooked prawns, halved for topping



      There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

    Creamy egg & cress (makes 12)

    • 4 eggs



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 2 chopped spring onions
      Spring onions

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      Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

    • 2-3 tbsp crème fraîche
    • 12 small rolls
    • cress, to serve


    1. For the goat's cheese, walnut & roasted pepper sandwiches, mix together 200g soft goat’s cheese with 100g cream cheese. Spread most of the mixture over 5 slices white bread. Slice 2 roasted red peppers into strips, divide between the bread, then top each with another slice white bread. Trim the crusts, then cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. Whizz 25g walnuts until fine. Spread 1 edge of each sandwich with the remaining cheese mix, then dip into the chopped walnuts.

    2. For the lemony cucumber & prawn sandwiches, lightly spread 6 slices wholemeal bread with butter. Cover with a layer of thinly sliced cucumber, then use a 5-6cm round cutter to stamp out 12 circles. Mix together 4 tbsp mayonnaise with zest 1 lemon. Top each circle with 1 halved large cooked prawn and a dollop of the lemony mayonnaise.

    3. For the creamy egg & cress sandwiches, boil 4 eggs for 8 mins. Cool the eggs, peel, mash, then mix with 2 chopped spring onions and 2-3 tbsp crème fraîche. Season, then spread over 12 small rolls. Add a little cress, pop on the lids and serve.

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    5th Sep, 2011
    Particularly liked the goats cheese filling!
    18th Aug, 2010
    When inviting someone for afternoon tea, its always good to include a savoury option for diabetics. Diabetics don't always broadcast their ailment, but are always delighted to find a savoury option at afternoon teas
    3rd Aug, 2010
    A good one for vegetarians is grated carrot, peanut butter and golden sultanas. For nut allergies substitute hummous.
    29th Apr, 2010
    I was put in charge of the food for a wake! After I had finished panicking I decided to do this selection of sandwiches amongst other bits. Lets just say that were very easy, if a bit time consuming (2hrs!) but they went within 10 minutes! Will do these again for another large gathering.
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