(Closed) Tea Sandwiches

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MabelleBliss:  Prrobably 4 sandwiches. I would provide either chips/nuts/or something snacky like that.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I def. would eat more than 4 – I don’t care for sweet things so those sandwiches would probably be the only thing I would eat… But I don’t know how common it is not to eat sweet…

My favourite combination is horseradish spread (horseradish creamcheese or somesuch…) on darker bread, with ham and sliced dill pockles… Not very delicate flavour but very yummy!

And nothing beats ham and cheese slightly toasted. If toasting is out of question, I would still try to include ham in some way – something “meatier” for the carnivores there 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

For a brunch wedding, smoked salmon with chive (or scallion) cream cheese and dill, on pumpernickel.  Yum!

Sliced tomato w/ basil mayo (chopped basil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, & lemon juice mixed into mayo).

Ham and white cheddar w/ mango chutney.

Egg salad w/ grainy mustard & dill.

Turkey, havarti, & basil leaves w/ cream cheese.

Curry chicken salad w/ chopped walnuts & golden raisins.

Thin sliced roast beef, swiss, horseradish.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

And as for the alcohol, you could do champagne (or other sparkling wine), but for a brunch wedding with light fare you definitely don’t want to serve a lot of alcohol.

Have orange juice and/or mango nectar for mimosas!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sorry, I’m having issues with “edit” button and keep adding things.  Yes, I think you should have some simple, snacky things to go with the tea sandwiches.  Everybody likes cheese and crackers.  Or fresh fruit skewers would be nice for a brunch.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

Since moving to the UK, I have done traditional tea now. They generally give you 4 half-sandwiches plus a scone with jam and clotted cream (which is seriously the best thing EVER! SO yummy!)

Also, usually it’s cucumber and tuna and egg and cress. Those seem to be the go-to “English tea” sandwiches.

After the tea, scone and sandwiches, you finish it off with a nice cake. 🙂 I’m addicted to afternoon tea now.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A punch would be great, too (champagne or sparkling wine)… you can do a lighter juice for it like white grape or citrus.  I love adding a bag of frozen fruit to the punch bowl, so pretty.

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