Tea sandwiches are the substance of afternoon tea. It separates “afternoon tea” from having a cuppa and a scone. Queen Anne asked for cold meats with bread and sweet breads to be served with her tea in between breakfast and dinner. She is credited as the inventor of the philosophy of afternoon tea. Any type of sandwich will work, just cut it to bite size and preferably without the crusts. Even open-faced will work. Let your imagination soar with this portion of an afternoon tea menu. Here is a link to my other “tea” sandwiches that are lovely.
Tomato and Goat Cheese Bites
6 slices of bread
4 ounces goat cheese, softened (I used mixed herbs)
6 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Salt and Pepper
Decrust the bread, and cut into four pieces from each slice. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the pieces of bread on a baking sheet and spray them with cooking spray. Toast in the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the softened goat cheese on each piece of toast and sprinkle the tomatoes and Italian seasonings on top. Drizzle olive oil on top.
Makes 4-6 servings.