Mrs. Isobel Crawley's Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches
Makes 36 finger sandwiches
1 pound unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons minced chives
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
18 thin bread slices, cut about 1/4-inch thick
1 1/2 pounds smoked salmon, thinly sliced
1. Combine butter, chives, dill, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper; beat until mixed, but do not whip.
2. Spread bread slices with butter mixture. Top half with smoked salmon. Cover with remaining bread slices, buttered-side down. Place sandwiches on a large baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until butter is cold, about 35 minutes.
3. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board. Remove crusts, then cut diagonally, twice, to make small triangles. Serve chilled.
-- Emily Ansara Baines, "The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook" (Adams Media, $21.95, 256 pages)