Watercress and Egg Sandwiches and Cucumber Sandwiches - That Recipe
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These Simple Tea Sandwiches Are Perfect for Your Tea Party

Picture if you will: in a bygone era, in a more genteel time, in a flower garden in full bloom, a group of well dressed ladies sitting with legs lightly crossed at the ankles, white gloves in their laps, sipping on tea from fine china cups, nibbling on dainty little sandwiches and engaging in delightful conversation.

And in my vision those sandwiches are Cucumber Sandwiches and Watercress Sandwiches and look something like this:

Simply Elegant Tea Sandwiches - Cucumber Sandwiches and Watercress Sandwiches for a Tea Party, Ladies Luncheon or Bridal Shower.


I love being a “boy mom”. But, let’s be honest, having a Tea Party is just not his “cup of tea”. Ok, bad jokes aside, he might like the tea and goodies but sitting and having a quiet conversation is not going to happen. Unless I want to talk about Ninja Turtles and Super Mario.

And then I remind myself that renting a tuxedo is much easier and cheaper than a prom dress and I love being a boy mom again.

These sandwiches would be perfect for a girls birthday party, a Mother’s Day Tea or a Bridal Shower. Or have them for lunch like I did as soon as I thought I had enough photos for this post.

half eaten cucumber sandwich

I forgot how much I love Cucumber Sandwiches. And the Watercress and Egg Sandwiches were pretty good too.

Watercress Sandwiches

Serves 1
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Cheese and Eggs, Kid Friendly, Sandwiches
From book The Pooh Cook Book by Virginia H Ellison
Watercress Sandwiches, the watercress adds a little zip to plain old egg salad sandwiches. Cut the crusts off and then cut into triangles for tea time.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large egg (hard boiled)
  • 6-8 sprigs watercress (washed and dried)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 pieces bread

Directions

Chop egg in to small pieces.
boiled egg being chopped
Chop watercress leaves and small top stems into small pieces.
chopped watercress
Combine egg and watercress and chop into fine pieces.
finely chop egg and watercress
In a small bowl thin mayonnaise with milk. Combine with egg and watercress.
add dressing to egg and watercress
Spread on one slice of bread.
watercress and egg salad on bread
Top with other slice of bread. For tea sandwiches, cut off crusts and cut sandwich into small triangles or squares.
cut egg salad sandwich
Cut into 4 triangles.

Cucumber Sandwiches

Serves 1
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Kid Friendly, Sandwiches
From book The Pooh Cook Book by Virginia H. Ellison
Cucumber Sandwich, a simple sandwich with cucumber slices and cream cheese or mayonnaise. Cut into circles for tea sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 pieces cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 2 pieces bread
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Peel cucumber.
peel cucumber
Thinly slice 4-6 slices of cucumber depending on the size of your bread.
thinly sliced cucumbers
Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread. I like to soften the cream cheese a bit with the knife before spreading on the bread so I don't tear the bread.
soften cream cheese before spreading
Put cucumber slices on bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
season with salt and pepper
Add top slice of bread. For tea sandwiches, carefully cut around each cucumber slice with a small biscuit cutter.
mini circle sandwiches
Add top slice of bread. For tea sandwiches, carefully cut around each cucumber slice with a small biscuit cutter.

Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

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