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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cucumber Tea Sandwich Flowers

Ingredients:
* 1 (8-ounce) container salmon cream cheese spread
* 2 teaspoons capers, minced
* 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped tarragon
* 30 slices thinly sliced white bread (recommended: Sara Lee)
* 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced

Directions:
Special equipment: Medium sized star pastry tip.

In a small mixing bowl, combine salmon cream cheese, capers, chives and lemon juice. Stir to combine thoroughly.

Make a pastry bag by cutting a small triangle out of the bottom corner of a large zip-top bag. Place a medium sized star pastry tip on the inside of bag and fit tightly into hole. Hold pastry bag upright with 1 hand and scoop salmon cream cheese mixture into the bag with other hand. Secure top and refrigerate until ready to use.

In a small bowl, blend the butter and tarragon and set aside.

To make sandwiches, spread tarragon butter on 2 slices of bread and place 6 to 8 cucumber slices between them. Repeat to make 15 sandwiches. Use a 3-inch flower shaped cookie cutter to stamp out sandwich flowers.

Arrange sandwiches on serving platter. Remove pastry bag from refrigerator and pipe salmon cream cheese mixture on top of each sandwich flower.

Makes about 30 sandwiches.

~~Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee~~

3 comments:

Linda J. said...

This is a pretty tea sandwich.

Bernideen said...

How sweet these sandwiches look!

Martha said...

What a lovely tea sandwich. Love cucumber = my favorite.