When people think of tea sandwiches, savories often come to mind. But have you ever had a sweet tea sandwich? Among sweet tea sandwiches, Fruit Sandwiches, otherwise known as Fruit Sando, are my favorite.
Fruit Sando are a Japanese specialty, known for having pieces of soft fruit studded among a filling of cloud-like, lightly sweetened whipped cream. These are reminiscent of those fluffy, fruited, Asian style bakery cakes, but fantastically easier to make.
Another tip is to make sure to blot all the fruits of excess juice with paper towels. As with making Asian bakery cakes, this is important so that the fruits don’t “bleed” juice onto the whipped cream.
Make these beautiful treats for the sweetie in your life this Valentine’s Day! Serve them with your favorite Valentine’s Day-themed tea, and for more variety and flavor, even try adding cocoa powder or matcha into that whipped cream base…enjoy!
Fruit Sandwiches (Fruit Sando)
Makes 4 regular sized sandwiches.
8 slices of soft white bread, preferably Japanese Hokkaido or Tea Sandwich Bread
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large strawberries, sliced & pat dry
2 kiwis, peeled, sliced, & pat dry
1/2 can of sliced peaches, drained, pat dry, & sliced once lengthwise
hand mixer with whisk attachment
1. Whip the cream, gradually adding the sugar. When you have a soft peak, add the vanilla and continue to whip until you get a stiff peak.
2. Spread a few Tbsp of whipped cream on one side of each slice of bread. Place a mix of fruit pieces in a single layer, evenly on 4 of the 8 pieces. Top the fruit with another slice of bread, cream side down.
3. Carefully use the serrated knife to cut the crusts off. It is easiest to cut in one direction to minimize the cream from oozing out. Cut each sandwich in half (for a personal size) or in quarters (for tea sandwiches).