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Teatime Treats

A variety of savories and sweets!
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Teatime Treats - Instructions

Tea SandwichesA variety of savories and sweets provides a delicious complement
to hot and iced teas and look pretty on a platter, too. The following treats harmonize
with our assortment of John Harney Teas.

Finger sandwiches are a traditional offering at teatime. The filling is spread on one
bread slice, topped with the other, and then cut into a desired shape. Keep the
sandwiches thin and delicate.

See our recipe for Super Sandwich Bread (Pain de Mie), which is traditionally used for
making tea sandwiches, but any firm bread can be used.

These small sandwiches dry out quickly. Prepare them up to 1 hour in advance, wrap
them tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Remove them from the refrigerator about

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30 minutes before serving. Remove the plastic wrap, cover them with a slightly moist
tea towel, and keep at room temperature until ready to serve.

Some of our favorite combinations for tea sandwiches include: radish and sweet butter,
egg salad and bacon, crab salad, chicken salad with grated apple, smoked salmon and
chevre, cherry tomato with arugula mayonnaise, shrimp with dill butter, and prosciutto
with fresh ricotta.

Sweets
The traditional clotted cream served in England with strawberries and scones is made
by heating unpasteurized milk until a semisolid layer of cream forms on the surface.
When the mixture cools, the layer of cream, called clotted cream or Devonshire cream,
is skimmed from the surface. If you cannot find clotted cream, crème fraîche is an
acceptable substitute.

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