This is a very traditional tea sandwich. Choose the best-quality bread as possible. Never serve end slices. Freezing the bread before cutting and then spreading makes for easier handling.
Radishes and flat leaf parsley or cucumber and mint or apple or pear can be used instead. The butter may be flavored with fresh herbs, however I mix 1 part butter with 2 parts cream cheese instead of plain butter.
If you need to make tea sandwiches in advance and need to keep them from drying out, cover them loosely with a sheet of wax paper and then place a damp kitchen towel over the wax paper (never place a damp towel directly on top of the bread because the sandwiches will become soggy). Refrigerate.
When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator. Uncover sandwiches just before serving.
WOOHOO! Made for afterschool snack, lol with proper tea. ;) i used Pepperidge Farms thin sliced whole wheat bread, Irish butter, freshly ground salt & pepper. Even THE PICKY ONE loved it!! i could eat many, many more but need to start dinner, lol. Another day.... and I saved the stems for the soup! xoxo made for ZWT6 on behalf of the ZESTIES.
Using fresh ingredients, it's hard to go wrong with this one.