Monday, March 11, 2013

Princess Sweet and Savory Sandwiches

These delicate sandwiches are as open to imagination and improvisation as a Tea party. The veggies need to sliced very thin (preferably in a Mandolin) so that picky princesses don't bite into something that's just chopped up and goes against their delicate sensibilities. The bread has to be of your Princess's choice: white/ brown or multi-grain. I used warm English Muffins for the sweet sandwiches and Multigrain bread for the Savory Sandwiches.
This recipe serves about 3-4 princesses for snack time.

Savory Mix:-
4 oz Cream Cheese softened in room temperature
2 tbsp of finely chopped chives
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp light sour cream
Thinly sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and chopped lettuce


Sweet Mix:-
4 oz Cream Cheese softened in room temperature
2 tbsp honey
4-5 strawberries- sliced



For Sandwiches:-
1 loaf of Sliced Bread

Preparation:-I have seen people mix large batches of cream cheese in big stand mixers and also using Hand Mixers. But the words to be noted are "large batches." I use a single paddle of an electric hand mixer, since I am using just a measly 4 oz of cream cheese at a time. Or use a whisk or fork if you please!

Mix together the savory mix ingredients except the sliced veggies, together until everything is well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the honey and cream cheese, and keep it aside.

Take a slice of bread, spread the savory mix or the sweet mix generously and layer with a few slices of the cucumber and tomatoes (savory) or strawberry (sweet). Top with another slice. Press down lightly.
Trim the edges. Cut diagonally to form 2 or 4 triangles that will fit the Tea Sets.

Arrange in a platter, and clap for the royal server (mostly you will have to multitask!) and ask for the delicacies to be taken to the Tea Room for the Princess.

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