Friday, November 19, 2010

Best Cucumber Sandwiches ever..

If I had a signature appetizer  when I cater it would be these little sandwiches..because I get asked to make these a lot..the bride at a wedding I did last year wanted cucumber sandwiches..and my thoughts were "yuck" they are pretty but "yuck" but it was her wedding and so I looked for the best recipe I could find..this one comes from Pampered chef and it is incredible..I will even share my secret ingredient..don't tell anyone because remember , its a  secret.

1- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup mayo
1 pkg. Italian Seasoning salad mix
cucumber sliced very thin..I use English cucumbers because they have less seeds
dill weed

I put all the ingredients Except cucumber and dill weed in my kitchen aid and mix but you could  use a hand mixer also
Now for the secret ingredient..lean in close, make sure nobody is behind you..
"I buy the wheat black bread from Cheese cake factory" when you get it make sure you bake it at 350 degrees for about 10 min. they didn't tell me that before and it dried out makes it crisper on the outside and soft on the slice 1 inch slices (you get about 22 slices)  and spread with cream cheese mixture..I put it in my cupcake tip decorator bag because it has a big tip and pipe it on..if you do that you need to double the recipe because you need a little more. Place cucumber on top with a little dill weed..great for appetizers this holiday season..
P.S. you can also use a baguette for the bread..