Finger sandwiches are an essential part of the Afternoon Tea or High Tea. It lends the wholesomeness to the in-between meal. For this menu, we aimed to cross promote the existing items that LAB makes in-house with the sole goal to make you try the various breads and understand how they can be paired with stellar ingredients.

This menu consisted of two: Apple + Brie and the Edamame Hummus + Purple Cabbage


Apple + Brie:

This sandwich was a super hit on the menu and converted even the staunchest traditionalist towards fusion. The soft Pumpkin Bread, which is an in-house specialty at LAB, pairs perfectly against spicy onion and thyme, along with sweet apple and savoury brie cheese.

Note: in place of brie, can use any other strong flavoured cheese, like red Leicester, smoked cheese, or gouda


Edamame Hummus + Purple Cabbage:

This is a beautiful play on colour and texture, where we have Ragi Bread which is indulgently healthy and coarse, paired with creamy Edamame Hummus and the best part – caramelised crispy purple cabbage. Purple cabbage is shredded into fine strip and grilled on high heat with a pat of salted butter and nothing else – it is simply delicious.

Note: Edamame Hummus and Ragi Bread are both individually on sale at LAB

Photography + Styling: The Kitchen Trail

The Recipe
Serves 2


  • 2 pumpkin bread slice
  • 1/2 tbsp honey mustard
  • 4 thin slices of apple
  • 2 brie slices
  • 1 round slice of onion
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 1 leaf of lettuce
  • 2 ragi bread slices
  • 2 tbsp edamame hummus
  • 10g purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tsp butter
  • pinch of salt


  • Spread the honey mustard evenly and equally on both slices.
  • On one slice, place the brie first, followed by thyme leaves, press down the onion slices.
  • Press the apple slices on top.
  • On the other slice, press down the lettuce.
  • Fasten the sandwich.
  • Cut lengthwise into half – creating two rectangular pieces.
  • ook the purple cabbage in butter and some salt until caramelised on its own
  • Spread 2 tbsp of edamame hummus on both slices
  • Add the purple cabbage
  • Fasten the sandwich
  • Slice lengthwise to create two rectangles

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