Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

This Downton Abbey review is of Highclere Castle, with Lady Carnavon, and a delightful Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches recipe!

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Friends, I was recently in London, working Grey Poupon (DowntonAbbeyKitchens.com). They paid for my airfare, we stayed at The Ritz London, and today I’m sharing about my trip to Bampton and Highclere Castle!  With the 6th and final season of Downton Abbey airing this Sunday, January 3rd, on PBS, I am so excited for this final season. Are you?

Plus, I’m sharing a full Downton Abbey Dinner Party Menu over at RecipeGirl’s today, as well!

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Here’s a peek view of the castle, and the beauty surrounding it!

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Bampton.

Not only did we have tea and tour the castle, we also visited the lovely town of Bampton, so quaint and quiet, you couldn’t hear a pin drop! It’s called the “Downton Mile” and the walk takes you down along the streets, to Downton’s Cottage, the hospital (Bampton’s library), ending at the church.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

I have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty spectacular is going to happen in this church … and I can’t wait to find out what that will be!

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

We then drove from Bampton, about 30 miles out through the countryside, arriving at the Highclere Castle! (I stuck my phone out the window to get this lovely picture of the countryside and the sheep.)

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Highclere Castle

The rain stopped, with a small window period of sunlight, we couldn’t believe that we were actually here!

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

My friends on the trip were Lori (RecipeGirl), Adrianna (A Cozy Kitchen), and Stephanie (I am a Food Blog).

Now let’s take a tour through the castle.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The grand hallway.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The saloon.

 

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The dining room.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The library.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The lovely gardens.

Tea time with Lady Carnavon

Ending with a lovely time of tea with Lady Carnavon! {photo cred: RecipeGirl}

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Beautiful Lady Fiona.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Inspired by “tea” at the castle, I recently enjoyed tea with a few friends in my own home, making Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches.

What I love about “tea” is the relaxation, slowing of life, and conversation, something we need more of in our busy lives!

DAD8

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Today I’m sharing a simple Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches recipe, made with Grey Poupon mustard.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The “tea” menu can include your favorite hot tea, sandwiches with the crust removed, and scones with fruity jam and cream.

Here are a few classic finger sandwich ideas. You can cut the bread in different shapes, rectangles, circles, or triangles.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Ricotta and jam.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

One of my favorite combinations is cream cheese, turkey, and apple.

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

As far as scones, remember that they are best warm from the oven. Here’s my basic blueberry scone recipe.

Serve with clotted cream or whipped mascarpone cheese. YUM!

Be sure to use a good jam with the cream mixture. I bought some pear jelly at Highclere Castle!

I know this trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one that I’ll cherish in my heart forever. :)

What would be your dream question to ask Lady Fiona, if you could have tea at the castle?

Downton Abbey Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Yield: 12 sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

To hard cook eggs, boil the water; place the egg gently, one at a time using a spoon, into the water. Bring to boil; set the timer for 10 minutes. Remove from the boiling water, run cold water over the eggs. Peel under running water!

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard cooked eggs, peeled, mashed
  • 6 Tbsp. celery, finely chopped
  • 6 Tbsp. red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 loaf bread, crusts removed

 

Directions:

  1. Place mashed hard cooked eggs, celery, red onion, dijon mustard, lime juice, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Cut white bread into pieces and spread with the egg salad. Serve!

This trip was paid for by Grey Poupon (Kraft Foods), but all opinions are my own.

More posts on my stay in London, HERE.

Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle, with Lady Carnavon, and a delightful Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches recipe!

 

18 comments

  1. Yum! How fun to travel to England!!!! Oh the adventures!!!

  2. That looks like an amazing trip! Every time I’ve gone to London I have tried to make it to Highclere Castle, but it never seems to be open on the days I’m there. Your tour and tea would be a dream come true

  3. You must have had to pinch yourself over and over to have done this!  How wonderful…I love the story of it!!  Love seeing the twists your life takes, Sandy; blessings the more in 2016!  Above all keep blogging about it :)

  4. What fun! I’ve just begun watching Downton Abbey, and I’ll be done with the series so far just in time for the new one to start! It would be to experience that world, even a little :) 

    These sandwiches look great, and I’m heading over to recipe girl’s blog for the whole menu. I have a tea-loving daughter who would really love a meal like this!

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Highclere castle is so elegant and the gardens seem so serene. It’s bittersweet that Downton Abbey is coming to an end. However, I am glad you ladies were able to enjoy such a wonderful trip.

    Happy New Year
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

  6. We need to go back.  I think Lady Fiona would enjoy having us stay the weekend, don’t you?  We’re fun!

  7. Yum! This just inspired me to go make egg salad for lunch. And that castle looks gorgeous. I’d love to visit even though I’m not a Downtown Abbey fan.

  8. What an absolute DREAM trip Sandy!! We love Downtown Abbey so I can only imagine how incredible this trip was for you!! 

  9. This looks like such an absolutely amazing trip! :) I mean, how cool! I have only watched one season of Downton Abbey (I know- gasp!), but I fell in love with season 1. I seriously need to get caught up on the rest of the seasons. And how neat that you all got to experience tea time in the castle where most of the show is filmed.

  10. Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches YAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    omg this trip gave me such FOMO!! You ladies look like you had the best time! 

  11. What an amazing opportunity!  Love those tea sandwiches and the pictures are all gorgeous!

  12. Love, love, love your tea sandwiches. This sounds like the best trip ever!! Thank you for sharing!!

  13. I am very new to the “tea party”affairs. But would like to try with a small circle of friends.
    Love to make fussy breads and toppings. But somehow the modern American ladies prefer a carbonated soda over tea. I am going to offer ice tea and maybe some varieties of hot tea.
    Wish me luck.

  14. A DREAM TRIP…..AND TO HAVE TEA AT DOWNTON ABBY, WOW!

  15. I’m sorry to say bur Mrs. Patmore wouldn’t accept those sandwiches even in the downstairs… too much filling, filling too chunky and sandwiches look very uneven and “rustic”. I’m sure they taste absolutely amazing, though, which is the main thing, and it must have been an absolutely wonderful time, both in “Downton” and your tea party.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *