Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

The Recipe: Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

The week of 17th – 23rd May marks British Sandwich Week, and we thought it was only right to share the recipes of some of our favourite classic afternoon tea staples. If you can get your hands on some flour, bake some scones and make it a fancy affair!

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches - Recipes By Breeze House Owner's Club

Goat’s cheese, walnut & roasted pepper 

(makes 20)


200g soft goat’s cheese

100g cream cheese

10 slices white bread

2 roasted red peppers

25g walnut


Mix together 200g soft goat’s cheese with 100g cream cheese. Spread most of the mixture over 5 slices white bread. Slice 2 roasted red peppers into strips, divide between the bread, then top each with another slice white bread. Trim the crusts, then cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. Whizz 25g walnuts until fine. Spread 1 edge of each sandwich with the remaining cheese mix, then dip into the chopped walnuts.

Lemony cucumber & prawn

(makes 12)


½ cucumber, thinly sliced

4 tbsp mayonnaise

zest of 1 lemon

6 large cooked prawns, halved for topping


Lightly spread 6 slices wholemeal bread with butter. Cover with a layer of thinly sliced cucumber, then use a 5-6cm round cutter to stamp out 12 circles. Mix together 4 tbsp mayonnaise with zest 1 lemon. Top each circle with 1 halved large cooked prawn and a dollop of the lemony mayonnaise.

Creamy egg & cress

(makes 12)


4 eggs

2 chopped spring onions

2-3 tbsp crème fraîche

12 small rolls

cress, to serve


Boil 4 eggs for 8 mins. Cool the eggs, peel, mash, then mix with 2 chopped spring onions and 2-3 tbsp crème fraîche. Season, then spread over 12 small rolls. Add a little cress, pop on the lids and serve.

To complete the Afternoon Tea experience, check out our recipes for Easy Fluffy Scones, Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake and Summer Berry Layer Cake.