Salmon and Cucumber Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

  • Total Time

    3h 0m
    • Prep Time

      2h 20m
    • Bake Time

      40m
  • Serves

    16


Give your afternoon tea sandwiches an extra special twist by delicately infusing the light wholemeal loaf with Twinings English Breakfast tea. To finish, fill with beautiful slices of fresh smoked salmon on top of a dill blended cream cheese and slice of cucumber and serve with a cup of warm English tea.

Method

  1. Before you begin to mix the bread dough, steep the teabags in the warm water for 2-3 minutes, before removing from the water.

  2. Mix the flours, yeast and salt in a bowl. Mix together the melted butter, sugar and water, then mix in with a cutlery knife.

  3. Tip onto a lightly floured dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes.

  4. Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover with a clean tea towel or oiled cling film and leave to rise until double in size.

  5. Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Mould into a smooth oval and lift into a lightly oiled 900g/2lb loaf tin.

  6. Cover the dough again and leave to prove until doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6)

  7. Lift the tin onto the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until you can lift the bread loaf from the tin and when you tap the base it sounds hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

  8. Once cooled, slice into even rectangles and fill with thinly sliced cucumber, cream cheese blended with fresh dill sprigs and smoked salmon slices.

  9. For a real afternoon tea feel, trim the crusts off of your sandwiches.

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