If you weren’t already aware, you’ll be delighted to hear that this week is...(Drumroll please)..British Sandwich Week, and us Brits certainly do know how to make a good sarnie. Our iconic sandwich was aptly named after the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu. Being such a keen gambler, rather than stop for dinner, he once asked to have bread and meat at his gaming table. He threw them together and this convenient new way of eating soon caught on becoming a British tradition.
Of course the news of this national event sent a wave of salivation around our office as we all started discussing our personal favourites.
After much deliberation, here are our top 5...
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1. The iconic BLT – Enough said.
2. Coronation Chicken – The perfect mark of respect for the jubilee.
3. Marmite – The ultimate British classic.
4. Cucumber sarnies – Crusts off and cut into fingers of course.
5. Mature Cheddar & Branston Pickle – Just yum
What’s your favourite filling?
Whilst researching this blog I did also come across this amazing idea for a sandwich that will never perish. I don’t know about you but this has given me a whole new idea for what to do at the weekends. I’m thinking a knitted tea party for my children would go down a treat.
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Top tip for creative sandwich ideas:
If you’re having a jubilee party, why not try these crown sandwich cutters from notonthehighstreet.com? Pick your favourite British filling and give your guests a tasty, visual delight. If you don’t want to buy a cutter, make your own templates in card and lay them over your sandwich, using a knife to cut out the shape. You can have a lot of fun with your own British inspired shapes.