Books, Tea, and the Trinity: Radish-Dill Canapés

Back in 2020, some friends and I started a Tea Party/Bible Study/Book Club. We met every Wednesday and worked our way through the Chronicles of Narnia and are currently working through The Chronicles of Prydain. When we started I resolved to share all the recipes, we have made-but I haven’t gone through them as quickly as I hoped.

When we completed The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and A Horse and His Boy; we moved on to book four, Prince Caspian. This book is one of my favorites in the series as I love Prince Caspian (although the Disney film version is horrible). Like A Horse and His Boy, this book did not mention a lot of specific foods, so we planned whatever we wanted to make.

As I wasn’t in charge of this book, there will be no discussion questions, just recipes. 

The first week we had Apple Cinnamon Scones: Salmon Radish Cucumber Canapés, Cinnamon Bread-Honey-Cheese-Apple and Ham Sandwiches, Kellogg’s Cheese Potato Crisps, and Applesauce Cake; all paired with Caroline’s Coffee Roaster Princess Earl Grey (as we needed to have some royal-tea).

The next week we had lavender flowering tea, Irish Soda Bread, Tuna Salad, Twice Baked Potatoes, carrot soup, and Quaker Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips.

For our final discussion of Prince Caspian we had Earl Grey Lavender Scones, Salmon and Cucumber Sandwiches, Radish-Dill Canapés, Cheese Potato Crisps, and Buttermilk Apple Cake.

Today’s recipe is the Radish-Dill Canapés (as I can’t find the recipe for the earlier two foods) and comes from TeaTime Magazine.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 6 slices very thin wheat bread, such as Pepperidge Farm
  • 6 radishes
  • Garnish: fine sea salt

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine butter and dill, stirring until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  2. Using a serrated knife, trim crusts from bread slices to make 3¼-inch squares. Cut each square in half to make 2 rectangles. Cover with damp paper towels to prevent drying out, or store in a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Using a mandoline or a very sharp paring knife, cut radishes into paper-thin slices.
  4. Spread each bread slice evenly with dill butter. Lay radish slices in a shingled fashion on top of butter. Just before serving, sprinkle lightly with fine sea salt.

Make-Ahead Tip: Dill butter can be made a day in advance and refrigerated until needed. Let it come to room temperature before using. Canapés can be assembled an hour in advance and covered with damp paper towels. Sprinkle with salt just before serving.

This was delicious but I love radishes so anything with them is delicious.

For more from our Books, Tea, and the Trinity tea times, go to Twice Baked Potatoes

For more radish recipes, go to Radish Ruffle Canapés

For more Teatime Magazine recipes, go to Brisket and Slaw Roulades

For more recipes, go to Dark Chocolate Peppermint Scones

For more tea posts, go to Spill the Tea: Alley Cat Cafe