Dainty tea sandwiches are synonymous to tea time. They are always popular and provide a nice savory contrast to sweet cakes, cookies, and scones. Sandwiches should never be soggy. A thin layer of softened butter spread on the bread from end to end will help prevent that. The crusts should be removed and each sandwich cut in half or on a diagonal. Sandwiches may be prepared ahead of time. They should be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to be served.
Egg sandwiches are very easy to prepare. Only a few simple ingredients are required, namely hard cooked eggs, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Watercress provides a nice contrast of color and slightly peppery bite to the sandwiches.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon Vegenaise of mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
- 4 slices bread (any kind)
- 1 sprig watercress, stems removed
- Boil eggs in a small saucepan for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Remove, peel and mash with a fork. Add Vegenaise or mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
- Spread all 4 slices of bread with a thin layer of butter. Spread half of the egg mixture on a slice of bread. Top with watercress leaves and sandwich with another slice of bread. Repeat with the other portion of egg mixture.
- Trim off crusts and cut into rectangles or triangles.