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Egg and smoked chicken ribbons

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Nothing says high tea like a little delicate sandwich. You can use many different fillings. Remember that a generous amount of butter will keep them soft and flavourful, and prevent them drying out.

Makes 12 ribbon sandwiches
  • 12 slices white sandwich bread
  • 3 eggs, boiled and peeled
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • 2 tbsp creamy mayonnaise
  • 50g butter, softened
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 150g smoked shaved chicken
  • 1 cup microgreens

1 Combine eggs, celery salt and mayonnaise, and mash together until smooth. Lay out four bread slices and generously spread with egg mixture. Top with another slice of bread and spread with butter. Arrange the slices of chicken over butter and then spread with hummus. Sprinkle over mircogreens. Butter remaining bread slices and sandwich on top of the greens.

2 Stack the sandwiches in a container and cover with clingfilm. Chill until required. To serve, cut off outside crusts to make neat squares, then cut each layered sandwich into 3 ribbons.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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