2018 British GP: Afternoon Tea

I love a good tea sandwich. But being a resident of the United States and not Great Britain, I rarely get a chance to actually have one. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I have actually eaten a tea sandwich. I am thinking they should make a bigger appearance in my life, they pair so well with a nice tea cake or a scone for a proper afternoon break. I think I could use more tea time in my life. 

Researching afternoon tea brought up a lot of fun ideas, and I particularly like BBC's Good Food Guide on How to Throw an Afternoon Tea Party. If you are an avid watcher of the Great British Baking Show, as I am, I would definitely recommend you check it out. Some of the more ambitious bakes and showstoppers may have to make an appearance in future years!  

The race in Silverstone offered a lot for British fans to cheer for. At first it seemed pretty disastrous with Hamilton being tapped by Raikkonen, resulting in a spin, and ending up at the back of the field. But with that Mercedes power and Hamilton at the wheel, that didn't last long. Passing the entirety of the field but one, Hamilton made it all the way back to second place, but missed out on his home victory. It made for more drama to keep the fight as close as ever, and Vettel was heard at the end of the race saying “Grande vittoria, qui a casa loro.” “Great victory, here at their home”. Let's see if Hamilton can get him back in Germany and keep this Championship alive! 

Tea Party
Egg salad sandwiches

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

Adapted from Food Network: 50 Tea Sandwiches

3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
¼ small red onion, chopped, about three tablespoons
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ cup mayonnaise

6 slices white bread
3 tablespoons mango chutney

Mix all egg salad ingredients in a medium bowl. Cut crusts off white bread, spread with mango chutney. Add a third of the egg salad to each slice of bread and top with second piece. Cut in half into triangles or small rectangles.

Cucumber sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

1 medium English cucumber, thinly sliced
½  cup Cream cheese
1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
6 slices white bread

Mix dill into cream cheese, softening cream cheese as you mix. Cut crusts off white bread slices. Spread all slices with dill cream cheese mixture. Add 1-2 layers of sliced cucumbers on one slice and top with the second slice of white bread. Cut in half into triangles with a sharp knife.

Cranberry Cream Scones & Grapefruit Yogurt Cake Recipes as well!