Step by Step – Tea Sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches Step by Step

Dawnya is at it again!  Yes, the original Tea Party Girl is out and about looking for inspiring ideas to get you excited about tea time.  Afternoon tea need not be difficult.  In fact, the goal is to LOOK difficult but BE simple.  The following videos and recipe links should get you excited.  Take 30 minutes and feel like you just completed an online class.  Step by Step Tea Sandwiches.  In this class you will learn how a variety of simple fillings can help you make gourmet tea sandwiches with very little effort.

Here are some videos that will help you make unique and simple tea party sandwiches.  Customize as you feel inspired.

 

 

Want some instant recipes? Here are a few for your files.  Simply print them out!

 

http://www.myrecipes.com/how-to/5-to-try/finger-sandwich-recipes-10000001969709/

 

http://busycooks.about.com/od/sandwichspreads/a/sandwichspreads.htm

 

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/11696/selection-of-summer-sandwiches

Dear Dawnya – Are Tea Bags OK To Use At A Tea Party?

Do tea bags belong at the tea table?

Do tea bags belong at the tea table?

Hi Everyone!

Keep your questions and comments coming.  Your participation makes this blog possible.

 

Dear Dawnya,

Hi, I have read several books on having tea served with tea leaves for a tea party, but is it OK to serve tea from a tea bag?  I also served tea sandwiches with 5 varieties which took me a long time to make. Would it be better to make fewer sandwiches? I have given several tea parties in the afternoon.

Thanks,

Tea Parties Are Fun

 

Dear Tea Parties Are Fun,

Great question!  Loose leaf tea will almost always offer your guests the highest quality experience at the lowest cost.  If however you would like to use tea bags for convience sake you may do so but not at the table.  Use the bags to brew the tea in the kitchen and bring the teapot to the table fully brewed.  Teabags served at the table are not only messy but frustrating to the guests.

Preparing afternoon tea can take time and you are under no obligation to serve a certain number of tea sandwiches.  Here’s a thought.  When you are tight on time, limit your sandwich varieties to two and serve them with a small salad or a veggie hors d’oeuvre or a mini quiche.  Offer two sandwiches per guest per kind.

Here are a couple “down and dirty” time saving products!

 

Nancy’s party foods are available in many grocery stores.  If your store doesn’t carry it ask them to order it for you.  Nancy offers fresh tasting quiche, crab puffs, swirl sandwiches and desserts.  They are an easy supplement or replacement to home cooking.

http://www.nancys.com/

 

Serving scones in bulk?  You can order your scones frozen and pop them in the freezer.  This company offers them in large quantities http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/251/CLID/3988/Frozen_Scones.htm  This is perfect for a large gathering or a fund raiser.

 

Salad Kits – Kits allow you to create a “gourmet” salad in a hurry.  Impress your guests quickly and easily.  http://www.freshexpress.com/products/delicious-kits.aspx#/6

 

 

Enjoy!

Dawnya

 

P.S.  Readers, what down and dirty “quick tricks” do you have to offer?  Add them to the comment box!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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