Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

Queen Victoria’s Radish Sandwich

½ cup unsalted room - temperature butter
¼ cup of cream cheese – room temperature
1 tablespoon fresh parsley – chopped
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon – chopped
½ teaspoon zest of a lemon
Salt & pepper to taste

1 cup fresh radishes – thinly sliced
8 slices of french or sour dough bread
Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl

Spread the butter & cream cheese mixture on bread

Arrange the sliced radishes

Sprinkle the chopped chives on top & enjoy


Simply Colette said...

I love the photo of the radishes in the water! Those sandwiches look so good :)

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

If they are good enough for Queen V, they are good enough for me! Aren't radishes just a beautiful veg?

Duchess of Tea said...

Welcome Colette

Dumbwit Tellher, I agree radishes are pretty veggies and tasty too, with butter and salt and a glas of wine!! Yum

koralee said...

Oh so pretty...the radish images are amazing. I have never had a radish sandwich...if they taste as good as they look count me in!!!

Brenda Leyland said...

I am truly honoured that you came and left a beautiful footprint on my site! I am going to have soooo much enjoyment visiting yours! I'm putting you on my sidebar.....

lady jicky said...

I must have a go at that recipe. It looks yummy.

Nora Johnson said...

Just stopped by to say you'll be relieved to read you haven't been “tagged” in my latest post!(Not enough hours in the day as it is!)

Terrific post as always - delicious sandwiches!

Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!


parTea lady said...

The photos are great. I've never tried a radish sandwich, but it looks delicious.

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

How wonderful to discover your blog after you were kind enough to visit with me.
I have loved all things British ever since I read my first Dickens novel when I was young.
I just devoured your entire blog in one sitting! I will be back again and again.

Duchess of Tea said...

A warm welcome to my new friends.

For those of you who never had a radish sandwich, I say try it.. It is delicious with a pot of Assam tea.

Nora darling, thank you thank you for not tagging me, I owe you one.

Simply Colette said...

I love your poem on My Beau-Tea-Ful Friends. My words exactly. Thank you so much for your kinds words today. It was very appreciated and brightened my day!
P.s. It's almost tea time here. :)

jordiegirl said...

Stumbled on your delicious blog dear Duchess and I absolutely love it. I will certainly be back to read and see more. Your blog is so bright and pink and gorgeous.

You obviously love the Royal Family so do visit my blog where I am busy posting photos from an old book which was my mother's entitled 'King Emperor's Jubilee 1910-1935' it contains some lovely old photos. I have already posted a few but there are more to come.

You deserve every Award you have received.

Will visit again soon.

OceanDreams said...

I don't usually like radishes, but this sandwich looks out of this world!

JamaGenie said...

That sandwich is *almost* too lovely to eat! Leave it to Queen Victoria to come up with a radish sandwich. I've only ever had them as a relish (fresh from the garden - yum!), or sliced in a salad.

One Sassy Girl said...

Mmm, I love radishes. They're such an overlooked veg which makes me love them even more. I will be making these sandwiches soon, with tea of course!

La Tea Dah said...

Delish! Radish sandwiches --- my English mother made the for my sis and me often as children. Delightful!

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