Saturday, July 16, 2011

tea sandwiches

Turkey Tea Sandwiches
8 to 10 servings


Scallion cream cheese:
3/4 pound (12 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
4 minced scallions (white and green parts)
(For a little variety next time, I may substitute chopped seeded cucumbers for the onions )
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1 loaf dense fruit-nut bread, unsliced (I used apple nut)
8 thin slices fresh or smoked turkey breast
Fresh basil leaves

For the scallion cream cheese, combine the cream cheese, scallions and the salt and pepper in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Do not whip.

For the sandwiches, have the store slice the bread 1/4-inch-thick slices. (If that isn't possible, you can slice it crosswise with a very sharp knife.)

* Lay out the slices of bread and spread them all with a thin layer of scallion cream cheese.
* Place a single layer of turkey on half the slices, cutting the edges to fit the bread.
* Place the basil leaves randomly on top of the turkey.
* Top with the other slices of bread, cream cheese side down.
* Return the sandwiches to the bread wrapper.
* Refrigerate until the cream cheese is cold and firm.

* Place the sandwiches on a cutting board and, with a very sharp knife, cut each large sandwich in half crosswise, and then cut each half diagonally, twice, to make small triangles.

Serve chilled.

{adapted from a recipe by The Barefoot Contessa}


Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I may try this with cucumbers, too. They look delicious.

Crickit said...

These look yummy especially on this summer day!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh yum. Perfect for a hot summer night with some cut up fruit.

Kerri said...

MMMMM these sound delicious! What a nice summer treat...I just might try these! Thanks for sharing!

no spring chicken said...

This really sounds wonderful! My all-time favorite sandwich is turkey with cranberry sauce. This a similar blend of sweet and savory!!

Blessings, Debbie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, wow! These look so good. I really like the bread you used. Pretty too.

Brenda said...

this sounds really good! thanks for sharing!