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 !!!


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


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!!


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.

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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:)