Well, talk about proper tea-time. This treat is literary suited for a Queen.
Queen Alexandra was married to King Edward VII. It has been recorded that she was very compassionate and had a tremendous sense of humor.
There are some tales of her, allegitly she called one of her husband's mistress to attend his death bed.
Funny thing, it appears that the mistress is no other than Camilla Parker Bowles' grandmother. These little facts/tales always amuse me and entertain me.
If you thought you needed a TV show (hence: Downton Abbey) to go through some fun drama; I suggest you grabbing a history book and read, there are some real funny "true stories" around.
Ok, lets get to the important part, the cooking one that is! Even though the original recipe is very much of my liking, I have made some modifications, after all I'm not from any royal blood-line.
This recipe will yield 4 pieces.
4 thin slices of brown bread
1 chicken tigh (grilled and chopped)
50 gr. of cured beef tongue (cured)
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon of lemon
1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1/2 butter (unsalted and at room temperature)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. In a bowl mix: mayonnaise, lemon, mustard, butter, salt and pepper.
2. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly on the slices of bread. The rest of the mayonnaise will be mixed with the chicken,
3. Place the chicken on one of the slices of bread and top with sliced of tongue and place the slice of bread to finish the sandwich. Cut each sandwich in diagonal, so it will yield 4 triangles.
1. Original recipe has water crees leaves. I imagine arugula would complement the fatty meats as well.
2. Adorn with sliced cherry tomatoes and sliced green olives.