Tea Sandwiches


Most of us think of tea sandwiches as something only for company. But kids love them (and all the ones the dolls and stuffed animals didn’t eat at their tea party.) Make a few for your own lunch, serve on an attractive plate and you’re guaranteed to have a better afternoon.

Ribbon Sandwiches

42 small sandwiches
This link to the Bread Diagram shows how to cut various sandwich shapes.

Choose a dense white bread (such as potato) and a wheat bread, both of which can be slicered untoasted. Loaves with square slices work best. Fillings will keep up to a week in refrigerator if you want to make fewer sandwiches over several days.

7 slices wheat breat
4 slices white bread

Cheese filling:
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 oz. whipped cream cheese
1/8 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. Worchestshire sauce
Mix well

Ham salad filling:
1 cup finely ground cooked ham
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup minced salad
1 Tbsp. minced pickles
1/2 Tbsp. minced onion
1/8 tsp. pepper
Mix well.

Slicer each slice of bread and stack by variety. Start with a slice of wheat bread, cut side up.Spread with ham filling. Cover with white slice, cut side up. Spread with cheese filling. Top with wheat slice, cut side down. Repeat this process until you have 7 stacks of bread.

Trim crusts from each stack. Cut stacks in half, then each half into 3 ribbons (using opposite direction to cut.) Ribbons can be stored in plastic bags and refrigerated for a day. Bring to room temperature before serving.