Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mystery Playground High Tea

It's time for high tea at Mystery Playground so we're making fun sandwiches and reading excerpts from some of our favorite mysteries. 

We made three kinds of sandwiches for our tea party and used a tea pot, cat and a cup cookie cutter to make the fun shapes. You could tell what kind of sandwich it was by the shape. I'll illustrate the technique with the Brie, Ham and Mustard Sandwich. 


  • Cutting Board
  • Maille Mustard
  • Brie
  • Ham
  • Cookie Cutters (Wilton tea themed and a cat cutter were used for this post, but you could use any one you fancy)

Sandwich I:  Brie, Ham and Mustard on Dill Rye

First you make the sandwich. I spread brie on one side of a piece of bread, and some of the mustard on the other slice. The ham went in the middle. Then I cut the whole thing by pushing the cookie cutter into the sandwich with some muscle. 

Then put them on a plate.

Other sandwich variations included:

  • Pesto, Sliced chicken and Harvarti
  • Hard boiled egg and pickles
They were all three yummy. Yes, even the egg and pickle.

If you'd like to know how to brew a proper cup of tea, here is the 10th generation heir of Twinings Tea with all the details:


  1. Great post! I love high tea with finger sandwiches - you just can't beat it. The shaped sandwiches are just a great idea.

  2. Oh my and YUM! I love these cookie cutters too.

  3. What a darling post! I need to serve myself a nice tea when I start reading my next mystery novel. The cat cookie cutter is a great idea. Have you seen my Sherlock Gingerbread Cookies? They'd be perfect for a Mystery Tea. Hmmm.