Say Hello To Summer With A Veggie Sandwich Cake
The world has enough sandwich recipes, and they're all pretty straightforward: butter the bread, add your toppings, finish off with another slice of bread, and boom, you're done. Easy, peasy, boring. This recipe takes the simple sandwich to a new level — Sandwich 2.0, if you will — and was made for the curious ones, the creatives, and the risk takers. How you choose to eat this sandwich-cake hybrid, however, is entirely up to you. Dig in!
- 12 slices of bread
- 7 oz herb cream cheese
- ¼ cucumber, cut into thin slices
- 5⅓ oz sliced ham
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 4¼ oz shredded cheese
- 6 radishes, cut into thin slices
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, cut into thin slices
- chopped basil
- 5⅓ oz cream cheese
- a few cocktail tomatoes, cut in half
- fresh parsley
- 1 bunch of chives
1. Cut the crusts off the bread slices and form a square with four of the pieces. Take the bottom out of an 8-inch springform pan and press down in the center to create a circle and cut off the edges of the bread slices. Repeat this two more times with the other slices of bread. Use one of the circles as the base of your sandwich cake and insert into the springform pan.
2. Spread ⅓ of the herb cream cheese over the bread and top with the cucumber slices and ham slices. Spread a tablespoon of mustard over the ham and sprinkle half of the shredded cheese on top.
3. Lay down a new layer of bread slices and coat with another ⅓ portion of herb cream cheese. Cover this with radish slices, egg slices, and the remaining shredded cheese, and sprinkle the chopped basil on top. Lay down the rest of the ham slices and spread another tablespoon of mustard on top.
4. The final layer consists of the remaining bread circle and the rest of the herb cream cheese. Chill for 2 hours.
5. Remove the sandwich cake from the springform pan and spread the plain cream cheese over the entire surface.
6. Finally, decorate the top with halved cocktail tomatoes and parsley leaves and sprinkle pepper over the top — feel free to add any other vegetables you want. Garnish the sides with vertically-placed chives so that they look like blades of grass.
Mix things up by using different kinds of bread, or even try using toasted bread. The only important thing is to make sure that the bread is the right size and shape in the end, and can fit into the springform pan. Search the Scrumdiddlyumptious website to find more delicious recipes like this!