V I N T A G E D I S H
Presentation is everything – afterall we eat with our eyes first. So I thought it would be fun to embellish tea sandwiches for a rose garden tea.
H E R E I S W H A T Y O U W I L L N E E D
1 } Artisan bread, from your favorite bakery
2 } Cream cheese, with flavorful herbs
3 } Cherry tomatoes
4 } Basil Leaves
5 } Round cookie cutter and a sharp knife
First, make the tomato roses. Just peel it in one long spiral and roll the desired length into the shape of a rose. Here is a video link to watch. Next using the cookie cutter, cut out a circle from the bread. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese (hummus would work well also for a non-dairy alternative). Add the tomato rosette and a couple of freshly picked basil leaves (from your garden or local grocer).
I'm also going to try these rosettes with smoked salmon. Won't be your ordinary lox on a bagel!
Reference: Rose Sandwich