This recipe is from the Leah Chase episode of Family Meal. Check out the rest of the recipes and wine pairings for this episode here.
The cream cheese base for the these sandwiches is an excellent lauch point for all kinds of tea sandwiches. Cucumber, salmon, watercress, ham or asparagus would all be nice in this. Or just serve the cream cheese, maybe with the seasonings of your choice.
These are so fast to whip up. You can create a batch anytime you have friends coming over. Keep this recipe in your repertoire.
Wine Pairing for Strawberry Tea Sandwiches
You might think that rosé is the perfect pairing for this dish. Well, it is. But, be sure you don’t get a wine with high acidity. The sourness of the wine will clash with the sourness in the berries. That’s why we enjoyed these delightful bites with an unoaked Chardonnay.
Chardonnay is a low acid grape, so it doesn’t clash with the berries. Also, it’s not oaked, so there are no nutty, caramel, or vanilla notes to clash with the freshness of the sandwiches. Any low acid, unoaked white wine that hasn’t gone through malolactic fermentation will pair nicely with this dish. You’ll also want to avoid grassy wines like a Sauvignon Blanc.
Aromas of apple and melon with stone fruit a little lime blossom. Soft and silken texture on the palate with apples again and a building peachy weight. A hint of nectarine/apricot lingers pleasingly. Fresh and well bodied.