Tea sandwiches are such a fun brunch time snack to serve with or without tea! I like to make these English Tea Finger Sandwiches AHEAD of time when expecting company. It is best to serve them cold (or room temperature) so no fussing with reheating! These sandwiches are ideal for bridal or baby showers or just a small brunch party!
Prepare each sandwich filling by adding all the ingredients to separate bowls. (3 total) Mix each using a silicone spatula. (they work best!) Keep in mind that using room temperature butter and cream cheese will make mixing much easier!
Once your 3 fillings are ready, set out your bread slices and start spreading your filling generously onto each side of your bread.
*Note* I used a TOTAL of 18 slices of bread. I laid out 6 slices for EACH filling. This gave me 3 large sandwiches with EACH filling. (Total of 9.) I then cut each of the 9 finished sandwiches into TWO triangles giving me a total of 18 tea sandwiches triangles to serve or 6 each. If you want to QUARTER your tea sandwiches you can. You should then get twice the amount (36 total).
Trim the ends of your cucumbers and then cut each into thirds (or half) depending how long your cucumbers are. (The idea is to cut them lengthwise first before you start slicing them down. We want about 4" chunks so that when we slice them, they fit nicely onto your bread. (See photos). Finally, you can slice each chunk into slices about 1/16" thick. Your yield will differ than mine depending upon the size of your cucumbers. Aim for about 4-5 slices per sandwich! (See photos for reference!)
The total yield for this recipe is 18 triangles (6 of each type). I assume people will eat 3 sandwiches each making this ideal for about 6 people.**I added about 2-3 tbsp of filling to each sandwich. Your yield may be a bit different depending how much filling you use!**Store your finished and cut tea sandwiches in a sealed Tupperware container in the fridge until ready to serve.**Hothouse cucumbers are the long seedless cucumbers. You usually find them individually wrapped since you are meant to eat with the skin on. Keep in mind that keeping the skin on also allows for the pretty green color to show!