Buckingham Palace Garden Party Cucumber Sandwiches

5 mins (prep 5)
7 ingredients
32 servings
Cucumber sandwiches are made with fresh springy white or brown bread, lightly buttered, and with the crusts cut off – the perfect cool summer snack to go with your afternoon tea. This recipe idea came from a friend who was lucky enough to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace - she swears this is how they made them! Cucumber sandwiches achieved literary notoriety in Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) when Algernon devours an entire plate full in the first act and there are none left for his aunt, Lady Bracknell. They are presented by Jack as being a delicacy: “Hallo! Why all these cups? Why cucumber sandwiches? Why such reckless extravagance in one so young? Who is coming to tea?”

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Serving Size (3.98 g)
Servings 32
Amount per Serving
Calories 25.41 Calories from Fat 25.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.87g 141.51%
Saturated Fat 1.82g 291.26%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 7.62mg 81.27%
Sodium 0.39mg 0.52%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.02%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.03g 1.93%
Vitamin A 88.56IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.85mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
thin, brown bread, fresh, finely chopped fresh mint, salt and pepper


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