Tea time and Italian tramezzini (little sandwiches)

Do you like tea? If you’re tea fanciers, you need “to taste” this blog post!
Therefore I suggest putting some water in the kettle. Instead, to tramezzini (sandwiches) recipe, handles Tortellini&CO!

Usually, I have a cup of tea during the long cold afternoon at work seated in the front of my pc.

I drink it very hot and always into my favorite cup. I like it without sugar. Sometimes with a little of lemon, sometimes with milk. But always without sugar.

Afternoon tea party: the revival of a dusty event

One time in Italy, the afternoon tea ritual was considered an event for ladies.
But in the last decades, something it has changed. Indeed the ritual connected to the afternoon tea seemed to be passed when, surprise, it’s back and it seems to have become a cool event.

At last, who do not wish to participate in an exclusive and dusty event?

By now, many hotels organize classic tea afternoon. But the true last cool trend about tea afternoon concerns to organize it at home.

Afternoon tea party and Italian tramezzini recipe with celery sauce

Old style for a day

When my mother-in-law invites to her afternoon tea, I can observe how much job it implicates. She is a perfect mistress of the house and I have the chance to learn. I share here with all you, her 3 basic tips:

  • First of all, you have to organize a menu and cooking times for each dish remembering sweet and savory options.
  • Then, get ready many dishes, cups, teapots, cutleries and hot water at your fingertips.
  • Moreover, assigned a ceramic dish for each one of the recipes.
  • Lastly, try to mix an interesting group for a brilliant conversation.

I love the beautiful setting table and food you need for a tea party. But it’s clear it could become a nightmare without a perfect organization.

How born Italian sandwiches called tramezzini

After the end of the First World War, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, writer, journalist and military hero, hated as much Great Britain as loved sandwiches. So he couldn’t eat a British snack and in order to resolve this problem, he found a new Italian word. Tramezzino’s word refers to its role of snack to eat between main meals. In this way, born a new world from Italian “intramezzo” (break), then tramezzino.
Perfect, now as then, for aperitivo, snack, picnic and… tea party!

I love tramezzini

Usually made with soft and white sandwiches bread or toast bread, I prefer the first one.
Then I suggest using mascarpone to spread bread. No butter, no mayo. But mascarpone. Italian of course. It’s easy to spread and simply luscious on the bread!

And now, all ready for the recipe!
Monica

Afternoon tea party and Italian tramezzini recipe with celery sauce

Only one last tip

  • The perfect tramezzino for the tea party has to be little.

Recipe


Ingredients


250 g sandwiches bread
150 g fresh mascarpone
2-3 white celery stick
1 little yellow onion
200 g champignons mushrooms
3-4 thin slices of Edamer cheese
150 g cooked ham
some lettuce leaves
olive oil, sea salt


Directions


Cut finely onion and celery stick. Cook together in a pan with a little of olive oil and 2 or 3 mascarpone tablespoons. Set aside.

Cut champignons into thin layers and cook them in a little pan with a pinch of sea salt. Set aside.

Spread bread and start to make tramezzino.

Before a layer of lettuce and cooked ham. Then only cheese; then one of celery sauce; at last one with champignons.

Now cut big tramezzino as you prefer.

Afternoon tea party and Italian tramezzini recipe with celery sauce

Afternoon tea party and Italian tramezzini recipe with celery sauce

Afternoon tea party and Italian tramezzini recipe with celery sauce

Afternoon tea party and Italian tramezzini recipe with celery sauce

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