Herb Cheese Tea Sandwiches

"This sound like they would be wonderful at a shower or a ladies luncheon and also a great way to use garden herbs. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 1981)"
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
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10-12 tea sandwiches


  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup mixed herbs, chopped (basil, tarragon, rosemary, etc)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • bread, thinly sliced with crusts removed


  • Combine all ingredients except for the bread in a large bowl and blend well.
  • Spread filling over half of the bread slices.
  • Top with top slice and cut into triangles.

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  1. Gragegrl
    Easy, very fresh and light. I made these for New Years' and friends all loved them. I modified it a bit for what I had on hand. I doubled the cheeses but kept the butter the same (Turns out I didn't need to because this makes so much and is so flavorful. I used lots of parsley, a small container of dill from the market, a few sprigs of rosemary (stems removed), a teaspoon of dried lavender, and four medium cloves of garlic that were boiled in water for 60 seconds to make a milder flavor. Salt and pepper to taste. I put all the herbs in the food processor first and then separately blended the butter and cheeses so I could add the herb mixture to taste but ended up using all of the herbs (once processed they were more like a third of a cup- I'm guessing because I wasn't paying attention. Anyhow- it's a great cheese base and you can do anything with it. I served it on whole wheat crust-less bread cut in halves with some chopped radishes inside for crunch.
  2. frazzle dazzle
    Is it wrong to make a whole batch for oneself? SO delicious and I love being able to use fresh herbs. I've paired it with cucumber, tomatoes, I'm pretty sure I could eat it straight on a spoon. Thanks again for a wonderful recipe!
  3. Dienia B.
    i love these sandwiches they are a nice change of pace from the everyday i love them with cukecumbers slices zaar tour 6
  4. French Tart
    Fabulous little tea sandwiches and SO British too! I made them with crustless sliced white bread and boursin cream cheese with herbs. I added freshly chopped salad burnet, lemon verbena and chives, as well as the parsley for a light herbal flavour. Next time I may add a few sliced cucumbers too! Made for ZWT6 and the GB leg - for the Whine and Cheese Gang and the Magic of Herbs event in the photo's forum. Merci encore Ellie! FT:-) (Photos to be posted)
  5. Studentchef
    These were really good, and I just loved the combination of goat cheese and cream cheese. For the combination of herbs, I used tarragon, chives, and cilantro.



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