Tuesday, April 17, 2007
C is for Cucumber sandwiches
It's amazing the affect of a small amount of sun on an English family. My daughter marched off and bought a beach dress, bikini and flipflops and I prepared a summer tea, in April. I chose Pain de Mie bought at the Maison Blanc patisserie which is a sweetened rounded white loaf baked in a sealed tin. Then I spread on lightly salted butter and thin slices of cucumber. Knowing Freddie's sometimes hysterical attitude to green vegetables I also made some tuna and cucumber pate. As it happened he enjoyed both. The cucumber was sliced very thin and the butter very thick which might be the key to our success.
Tuna and Cucumber Pate
• 1/2 cucumber, peeled and deseeded
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 4oz/100g cream cheese
• 2oz/50g fresh white breadcrumbs
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 7oz/200g canned tuna, drained
Roughly chop cucumber and place in a food processor with tuna, cream cheese, breadcrumbs, lemon juice and brandy. Season and blend until smooth.
Continuing our overreaction to a little spring sun we plan to make Spanish Gazpacho soup which we will naturally served cold.