This makes a lovely watercress butter, very versatile. It doesn't quite work with my preferred egg and cress tea sandwich -- butter and egg mayonnaise is just too rich -- but alone, it's superb. One tiny quibble -- these are not "high tea" sandwiches, but afternoon tea or cream tea sandwiches. High tea is a really substantial meal, like supper or dinner (depending on your region, that big meal at the end of the day). These are too light for that, but they're a perfect pick-me-up if you've a long wait between lunch and a late evening meal, or they make a lovely lunch.
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I made Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad from this website and purchased my first Watercress. I loved it! So, I had to have a watercress sandwich and used this recipe. I really like the additional recipe for watercress butter and plan on keeping it on hand. Love the recipes!
I've fallen in love with watercress and this simple recipe showcases it's peppery flavor perfectly. The flavored butter is easy to make and would be excellent melted on steamed cauliflower, grilled fish or chicken or even in hot grains. I ate it as the recipe instructed...on rounds of bread with sprigs of watercress (lots). Next time I think I'll add a slice of hard-boiled egg to my little sandwich. Bluemoon downunder...thanks for posting this nostalgic recipe.