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Recipe High Tea Cucumber with mint, chives & cream cheese sandwiches

 High tea recipe cucumber with mint chives and cream cheese sandwiches

There is nothing more charming than enjoying a glass of bubble and a cucumber sandwich, whilst in good company. A rather ‘English Tradition’, the humble cucumber sandwich is a wonderful light snack and in era of Downton Abbey, enjoyed in company during a game of cricket.  

This recipe is a twist on the traditional cucumber sandwich, with the added culinary delight of a mint, chive and cream cheese spread. The mint compliments the cucumber and is delightfully refreshing to the palette. 

Ingredients for Cucumber Sandwiches

1 x Lebanese cucumber

1 x loaf white bread

200g cream cheese

1/8 cup finely diced chives

1/8 cup finely diced mint

Method for making

1. Using a cookie cutter, cut white bread into small bite sizes.

2. In a bowl mix cream cheese, chives and mint together, until a consistent spread.

3. Spread the cream cheese mix onto white bread.

3. Top and tail the cucumber.

4. Using a potato peeler, thinly slice the cucumber.

5. Place the cucumber ontop of the bread slice with the cream cheese. Have the ends of the cucumber joining in the middle for lovely sandwich presentation.

Tips for High Tea preparation

Bread can be pre-cut weeks in advance and frozen in an airtight container.

Cream Cheese spread can be prepared four (4) days before required use.Autumn vegetable garden ideas for High Teas recipes free ecookbook

Cucumber with mint, chives & cream cheese sandwich
Serves 20
The cucumber sandwich, a truly 'English Tradition' and popular with the english upper class during the period of Downton Abbey. This refreshing cucumber, mint, chive and cream cheese combination will delight at your next hosted High Tea.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
126 calories
18 g
11 g
5 g
4 g
2 g
59 g
198 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
59g
Servings
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg
4%
Sodium 198mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
10%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 x Lebanese cucumber
  2. 1 x loaf white bread
  3. 200g cream cheese
  4. 1/8 cup finely diced chives
  5. 1/8 cup finely diced mint
Instructions
  1. 1. Using a cookie cutter, cut white bread into small bite sizes.
  2. 2. In a bowl mix cream cheese, chives and mint together, until a consistent spread.
  3. 3. Spread the cream cheese mix onto white bread.
  4. 3. Top and tail the cucumber.
  5. 4. Using a potato peeler, thinly slice the cucumber.
  6. 5. Place the cucumber ontop of the bread slice with the cream cheese. Have the ends of the cucumber joining in the middle for lovely sandwich presentation.
Notes
  1. Bread can be pre-cut weeks in advance and frozen in an airtight container.
  2. Cream Cheese spread can be prepared four (4) days before required use.
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calories
126
fat
5g
protein
4g
carbs
18g
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