Well happy anniversary to me! It's my 100th blog post, so I'm having myself a little tea party. Complete with iced tea, made southern style (from Favorite Recipes of The Virginias
cookbook, in honor of my mama) and mint tea sandwiches.
I guess the sandwiches are also in honor of my mama, since she's the one who gave me this cookbook
a few years back, when she was thinning out her own collection.
The filling for these cute little tea sandwiches is made with butter, powdered sugar, and mint. Now I ask you, can you possibly go wrong with a recipe whose two major ingredients are butter and powdered sugar?
I think not.
Take 2-3 T. butter and put it in a bowl. Add 1/2-3/4 t. powdered sugar, and maybe about 4 mint leaves, chopped up. Nuke the bowl for about 7 seconds if you want an easier time of smushing everything together.
Once you've done your smushing, spread mixture on a piece of bread (I found 7-grain bread from the grocery store to be an excellent choice). Top with a second slice of bread, cut off the crusts if you want to be especially tea-partyish, slice into cute little bars, and eat.
Don't forget the tea.
(The recipe in the book, by the way, called for four loaves of bread, 1/2 lb. of butter, and 2 c. of powdered sugar, so I would like it duly noted here my extraordinary restraint.)
Anyone else have special tea party treats they like to make?
Labels: breads, main dishes