At every tea besides the scones and the actual tea I always look forward to the delicious cucumber sandwiches. You know those morsels of white bread with the crust cut of smeared with cream cheese with a thin slice of cucumber and if the chef was feeling extra fancy a pinch of dill to go with it. Well, for moms tea party I decided we had to have these sandwiches which led me to get thinking about other sandwiches we could makes as well. In all I came up with two other sandwiches besides the expected cucumber one. A tomato Basil and cheese sandwich, a chicken sandwich as well as a jazzed up version of the traditional cucumber sandwich.
Tomato Basil Sandwich
About Ten Cibatta Rolls (Here is the recipe I used for the bread the only variation is that I made them smaller then they said in the recipe!)
Cut the Cibatta rolls in half so that you get to half of a circle. Slice up the tomatoes. Then take a piece of your bread and put a slice of the fresh mozzarella on it, then add a slice of tomato and top it of with a fresh basil leaf. Right before you serve it drizzle the sandwiches with balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!
Potato Rolls ( Baked my own, here is the recipe I used.)
2-3 cups shredded chicken
1 apple sliced into little bits and/or sliced up grapes
Mayonnaise (about 1/2 a cup)
To make the chicken sandwich filling place your shredded chicken in a bowl. Then add enough mayonnaise to coat the chicken (like if you would for egg salad). Then add the apples and/or grapes to the mix. Next as enough dill to flavor your salad along with a touch salt and pepper.
Take a potato roll and cut it in half and fill with the chicken mix. If you bread is of the dryer sort you might spread it with mayonnaise before adding the chicken. Besides making a great sandwich filling the chicken “salad” is also is great for making wraps or a filling for crepes.
1 package cream cheese
Potato Rolls (the same ones I made fro the chicken sandwiches)
Cut your rolls in half. Smear each side with cream cheese and sprinkle with dill. Then add slices of cucumber, put the top piece of bread back on the bottom one and voila, you have your cucumber sandwich!
Enjoy these Sandwiches,
P.S. These can easily be made gluten free, all you have to do is use gluten free bread!