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Calla Lily Tea Sandwiches

Are you wondering how to make delicious finger sandwiches for a brunch, bridal shower, tea, or book club meeting? 

One look at these calla lily tea sandwiches and you might think they are far too fussy for you to make for your special gathering.  

Fear not! These calla lily tea sandwiches are adorable, tasty, and not too fussy once you get your assembly technique down. Best of all, these calla lily finger sandwiches make a beautiful presentation on your buffet table.

Calla Lily Finger Sandwiches

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Calla lily finger sandwiches for your next bridal shower or tea.
Calla Lily Tea Sandwiches

If you are looking for finger sandwiches that are a little different you have found them here. These calla lily sandwiches are a perfect little bite to add to your party menu.  They are especially perfect for bridal shower teas.  

No bridal showers in your future?  These sandwiches would also be fun to serve at your next book club meeting or to your girlfriends who are stopping by for a glass of wine after work. Below you'll see a picture of my calla lily sandwiches made for a bridal shower.

A bridal shower tea with calla lily finger sandwiches.


The Reasons You Will Love These Tea Sandwiches

Make them ahead of time. Make your fillings a day ahead to let the flavors develop.  You can also make the sandwiches a day ahead.  
Delicious calla lily tea sandwiches.

You can use a variety of fillings. Search tea sandwiches online and you'll find many links to a variety of fillings.  These sandwiches are best suited to a smooth, well-seasoned filling.  Use a food processor for the best results. My favorites are the Boursin cheese and the smoked salmon fillings included below.  Think about any savory spread you like for ideas about other fillings you may use.

They make a wow presentation.  If you want a stand-out option on your bridal shower menu choose these calla lily tea sandwiches. Imagine how platters of these pretty sandwiches will look.

They are delicious little finger sandwiches. You'll want to make a lot of these tea sandwiches because your guests will love them!

Pro Tips for Successful Calla Lily Tea Sandwiches

Here are some tips that will ensure your success.
Don't buy a fancy loaf of bread for this recipe.  Any white sandwich bread works perfectly.

Taste your filling to be sure it is yummy.  All the flavor in the sandwiches comes from the filling.  You need to be sure the filling is perfectly seasoned.

Use a lightly dampened paper towel to cover the sandwiches as you make them to keep the completed sandwiches from drying out while you assemble the rest.

Save time by using pre-cut carrot matchsticks.  You'll find them in the produce section of your grocery store.

Set up an assembly line.  Pre-cut the green onion stalks, cut four to six bread rounds at a time, and complete one step completely before moving on to the next step.

The scallions are meant to be eaten as part of the sandwich.  You may want to omit additional onions in your filling.

finger sandwiches, how to make finger sandwiches, finger sandwiches platter
lunch, dinner
American
Yield: 48 sandwiches
Author: Donna Urso
Calla Lily Tea Sandwiches

Calla Lily Tea Sandwiches

Prep time: 60 MinTotal time: 1 Hour
Herb or salmon-filled finger sandwiches, shaped like calla lilies are perfect for a bridal shower or book club gathering.

Ingredients

Boursin Cheese Filling
Smoked Salmon Filling

Instructions

To Make the Calla Lily Sandwiches
  1. With a 2-1/2" round biscuit cutter, cut 48 bread circles from the loaves of white bread.
  2. Using a rolling pin, flatten each bread circle.
  3. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle. Stick a carrot matchstick into the top of a scallion and place it onto the base of the circle.
  4. Sprinkle paprika over the filling for garnish.
  5. Pinch the sides of the circle together at the base of the circle to form the calla lily flower.
  6. Cover the sandwiches with a lightly dampened paper towel to keep them from drying out while you are assembling the sandwiches. Remove the paper towel and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate until serving.
To Make the Fillings
  1. Choose the filling.
  2. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Pulse to process until very smooth.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  5. Clean the food processor before starting a different flavor filling.

Nutrional information is approximate.



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