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afternoon tea charcuterie

Afternoon Tea Charcuterie

The Starving Chef
One might say this is... charcuter-TEA. Traditional finger foods from high tea are served charcuterie style from the ground up.
Prep Time 1 hr
Assemble Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Charcuterie
Cuisine American, British, Brunch, Date Night
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

FIRST LEVEL:

  • 4 mini chicken salad sandwiches with microgreens
  • 4 mini tuna salad sandwiches on wheat
  • 4 mini egg salad croissants with fresh dill
  • 4 toasted croustini with cream cheese & smoked salmon
  • 4 toasted croustini with mustard, brie & prosciutto
  • 4 pepperoni wrapped mozzarella cheese cut into bite size pieces

SECOND LEVEL:

  • 4 small slices of bread white & wheat
  • double cream
  • clotted cream
  • sweet jams strawberry, orange, lemon, peach bourbon, etc.
  • spicy jellies raspberry pepper, mango habanero, etc.
  • 4 scones orange cranberry, plain, etc.
  • 8 fresh strawberries

THIRD LEVEL:

  • 4 pecan tassies
  • 4 sfogliatine
  • mini cheesecake strawberry, caramel, chocolate, etc
  • 2 cranachan or can swap for parfait
  • fresh berries

TEA:

  • tea loose or bagged

Instructions
 

  • Assemble the finger sandwiches and use a sharp serrated knife to remove the crusts from the sliced bread so that four smaller sandwiches can be made from one regular sized sandwich. Each sandwich should be about 1x1 inches wide and thick. Dress up the sandwiches with fresh herbs and microgreens as desired.
  • Assemble the croustini with prosciutto, slices of brie and about a teaspoon of whole grain mustard (per croustini). Repeat the same process with the slices of lox and cream cheese. Keep at room temperature - and make these closer to when time comes to serve so that the croustini don't get soggy.
  • Assemble the cranachan or parfait as desired. Chill until ready to set the table and serve.
  • When ready to serve, bring a kettle of water to a rolling boil. Transfer the hot water to a teapot and serve alongside several options of bagged or loose tea.
  • Arrange the finger sandwiches and croustini on the bottom level along with the wrapped cheeses.
  • On the second level add the jams, jellies, clotted cream, scones and fresh strawberries.
  • On the top level, arrange the desserts as desired! Enjoy with hot tea and good company.
Keyword charcuterie, cheese board, finger food, sandwich, tea
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