Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Cucumber Sandwiches and Egg and Cress Sandwiches: traditional English afternoon tea fare at its absolute best! The mayonnaise in the filling means that there is no need to butter the bread. I have posted this recipe, found on an English website, for the 2005 Zaar World Tour. As a child, I absolutely loved these. Posting this really low fat recipe for the tour has reminded me of these delicious sandwich, and inspired me to make them again soon!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 eggs, hardboiled, finely chopped and mashed
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups baby mustard cress or 2 cups garden cress
  • 16 slices firm white bread or 16 slices firm whole wheat bread, thin slices, crusts removed


  1. Mix the finely chopped and mashed eggs and mayonnaise together and season to taste.
  2. Spread half of the slices of bread with the egg mixture, sprinkle some mustard and cress on top of each one, reserving some for garnishing, place the remaining slices of bread on top, and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.
  3. To serve: Arrange the sandwiches on a platter, garnish with the remaining mustard and cressand and serve with Cucumber Sandwiches.
Most Helpful

Traditionally in UK they would not have mayonnaisse, thoough I like these. It would just be salted butter mixed with the egg. The recipe correctly states mustard cress, the illustration shows watercress. Both nice but the mustard cress is correct.

Rona Moody July 17, 2015

Did I say *Cresslicious* ? I did, and it was delicious! I followed this exactly even down to the garden cress - which grows by our stream bed early to mid Spring. I thought, what the heck? Ran home, washed the cress thoroughly in cold water (ice cubes added) and was off to boil eggs. Really perfect, and such a delight to eat on a warm Spring day. I had a couple slices of *Whole Foods* country white bread, which was perfect with this. Reminds me to make some more this was so tasty. Made for *Zaar Stars* April 2009

Andi of Longmeadow Farm April 24, 2009

Simple and delicious! I used whole wheat bread and light mayo. Made for Gimme 5 tag.

Lainey6605 March 12, 2009