Sandwiches for Sejer Island
My friend, Andrea, is a school teacher on Sejer Island in Denmark. She recently did an English Day for her students – they spoke English all day, ate tea sandwiches and drank English tea. She asked me for a few recipes, easy enough for children to prepare, but still traditionally appropriate for afternoon tea. You can read all about Andrea’s English Day at http://inourbooks.com/2012/11/12/monday-coffee-with-cream-and-definitely-stirred/
These are the sandwich filling recipes that I suggested, adding that these sandwiches can be cut into fun shapes or into rectangles, but either way the crust *must* be removed.
Lemony Cucumber and Prawn Sandwiches
6 slices wholemeal bread
½ cucumber, thinly sliced
4 tbsp mayonnaise
zest of 1 lemon (grated lemon skin)
6 large cooked prawns, halved for topping
For the lemony cucumber & prawn sandwiches, lightly spread 6 slices wholemeal bread with softened butter. Cover with a layer of thinly sliced cucumber, then use a 5-6cm round cutter to stamp out 12 circles. Mix together 4 tbsp mayonnaise with zest 1 lemon. Top each circle with 1 halved large cooked prawn and a dollop of the lemony mayonnaise.
Creamy Egg and Watercress Sandwiches
2 chopped spring onions
2-3 tbsp crème fraîche
12 small rolls or white sliced bread with crust removed
watercress , to serve
For the creamy egg & cress sandwiches, boil 4 eggs for 8 mins. Cool the eggs, peel, chop and mash, then mix with 2 chopped spring onions and 2-3 tbsp crème fraîche. Season with salt and pepper, then spread over 12 small rolls. Add a little cress, pop on the lids and serve.