Monday, 20th November 2017
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Cucumber tea sandwich

Cucumber tea sandwich

Do you really know how to make a proper cucumber sandwich? Try the following recipe taken from an Old English Traditional Cookery Book. If it’s too warm a day, try them with a Pimm’s Cup on on the lawn or by the Pool.

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 cucumbers, pared & thinly sliced
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz; 200 g) pkg. softened cream cheese
  • loaf of thinly sliced white bread
  • Dill weed for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter and spread over each slice of bread.
  2. Top with layers of cucumbers and sprinkle with dill.
  3. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles and serve.


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FOR THE PIMM’S CUP

  • 2 oranges, cut into half-moons
  • 2 lemons, cut into half-moons
  • 1 Persian cucumber or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber, washed and sliced
  • 2 cups Pimm¬ís No. 1 
  • 4 cups Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
  • 6 to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leave

Directions:
Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, and a layer of cucumber slices. Repeat the layering. Pour in the Pimm’s and Sprite, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into drink. Divide drink among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.



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