Regency Recipes: Cucumber Sandwich

      Cucumber Sandwiches have become a staple in our household. I REFUSE to be one of those people who bury a recipe inside of a life story, so without further ado, here is my recipe for Cucumber Sandwiches. 

You'll Need 
Mayonnaise or Cream Cheese (I make mine with mayonnaise)
Lemon Juice
  • Optional: Cut crusts off of bread. This makes it look classy and tea-party ready. You can cut them into triangles or into fours. 
  • Mix the Mayonnaise or Cream Cheese together with the salt, pepper and dill. Season to taste. Add in lemon juice to taste. (The lemon juice is more for the cream cheese; mayonnaise typically already has lemon juice in it) 
  • Cut the cucumber into thin slices. 
  • Spread the Mix onto the bread and lay the cucumber slices onto your triangles or little squares.
CHOICES: You can make your sandwich an open face sandwich which means that instead of putting another slice of bread on top, you let the cucumber be on top. Open Face sandwiches definitely look fancier and tea party perfect. If you're choosing an open face sandwich, place a slice of olive on top of the cumber. 

HISTORY: No, the cucumber sandwich isn’t a true Regency Recipe. It was invented around 1870 by British settlers. British settler had traveled to India, and were trying to come up with various ways to beat the heat. It was there that cucumber sandwiches were born! As the British traveled back to England, they brought back cucumber sandwiches with them. At that time, cucumber sandwiches consisted of mainly just bread and cucumber. It quickly grew popular in England during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Cucumber sandwiches grew in popularity in the American south, where the improved version were familiar with today was invented. 

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