Strawberry cucumber tea sandwiches recipe: A fresh take on the standard finger sandwich

Strawberry Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, The Hungry Housewife: Leslie Green

Makes 16 sandwiches

8 slices of ultra thin sandwich bread

4 ounce(s) of cream cheese, softened

3/4 tablespoons of balsamic glaze

1 English cucumber

8 strawberries, washed

16 pinch of Kosher salt

16 pinch of dill, dried or fresh

1. In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese and balsamic glaze until fully incorporated. Set aside.

2. With a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut two bread rounds out of each bread slice. You will have 16 bread rounds.

3. Spread an equal amount of the cream cheese mixture on each bread round, about 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons each.

4. Slice 16 thin pieces of cucumber.

5. Place the cucumber on top of the Philly cream cheese.

6. Cut the green tops from the strawberry. Slice the strawberry in half. Make thin slices in each strawberry half ( do not cut through the back stem part). Apply gentle pressure to the rear of the strawberry to fan it out.

7. Place a dab of cream cheese underneath the strawberry to serve as a glue, then place it on the cucumber.

8. Sprinkle each sandwich with kosher salt and dill.


Follow Leslie Green, The Hungry Housewife, on her blog:

As a self-proclaimed girly girl, I love getting dressed up and going to have high tea. I am not sure what I love more, the soothing tea served, the tacky floral decorations that usually go hand in hand with tea houses, or the delicious platter of bite-sized goodies that are served.

On the pretty platter of tea sandwiches you will no doubt be served a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich. Though simple and delicious, I wanted to update this the classic combination.

I added some sweet balsamic glaze to the cream cheese and a nice juicy Plant City strawberry on top. The result: heavenly. These dainty little treats are totally addictive. For an added flavor boost, sprinkle some Kosher salt on top and this may just be the tastiest tea sandwich you've ever tried.

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