July 1, 2011

Herbed Cream Cheese & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cream Cheese wasn't that commonly available in India until a few years ago. Frankly, I didn't even care that much because I really wasn't into different kinds of cuisine & I wasn't really into cooking. The other day, I finally brought home a pack of Britannia cream cheese & it was converted into a herbed spread ... Just perfect for crackers & sandwiches ..

Herbed Cream Cheese

For the Herbed Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup softened cream cheese at room temprature - I used Britannia
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt as per taste

How to:
  • In a large bowl, add everything & give it a gently whisk until combined
  • Place in an airtight container & refrigerate for an hour for the flavours to blend

Serve on top of crackers or even as a spread ..

Herbed Cream Cheese & cucumber sandwich

These tea sandwiches are incredibly tasty & very light on the stomach .. Can be eaten for breakfast too .. Who has the time todo elaborate tea these days???

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches:
  • Bread - any variety ( I used multi grain )
  • Herbed Cream cheese
  • Tinly sliced Cucumbers
  • Fresh Basil for garnish
How To:
  • Cut bread slices into desired shapes using a cookie cutter or cut them into traingles
  • Evenly spread herbed cream cheese. Place cucumber slices on top & garnish with fresh basil.

Cream Cheese & Cucumber Sandwich

Serve with your evening tea .. Enjoi !!!

18 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Those britannia cream crackers are my fav...sandwich with herbed cream cheese idea....yummmy

DEESHA said...

Thanks Sharmilee .. do give it a try .. you will love it

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds interesting,never tasted this crackers so far...Sandwiches are looking very appetizing!

Nithya said...

Absolutely yummy. Love the idea and looks perfect for a sandwich :)

Chaitali said...

Thanks for the recipe. Never knew britannia has cream cheese. Need to check it out. Can I ask which bread is that ? I tried a few multi grain breads here in india but nothing liked so far. :-)

DEESHA said...

I use a brand called Daily Bread. Not sure if it is available in the city you live

Madhavi said...

Lovely Sandwiches..looks great!!

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love your spread :)

Radhika said...

lovely idea.


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Sheetal said...

wow! that looks great!

Priya said...

Omg, feel like grabbing those irresistible sandwich, flavourful cream cheese...

jeyashrisuresh said...

even i also feel like grabbing it from there, very interesting and quite a best way to impress kids and guests too

Priti said...

Simple n delicious n so tempting Deeps ....lovely pics

Vardhini said...

Flavorful .. pictures are crisp and inviting.

Vardhini
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? said...

I use the same recipe. Looks delicious!

Prathibha said...

lovely dip n superb fotographs

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. looks so crisp and yumm.. I love cucumber :) and hey .. lovely pictures :D

Rumana Rawat said...

Awesome and delicious:)