Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #4 - Pineapple Cream Cheese on Zucchini Bread

I'm still obsessed with the idea of using different breads on my tea sandwiches, and this week I pondered whether I've ever had a tea sandwich on a sweet bread such as zucchini bread. Have I? I'm not sure, but I figured why not give it a whirl! And that's how I came up with these Pineapple Cream Cheese Sandwiches on Zucchini Bread. Now don't get me wrong, I want *most* of my tea sandwiches to be savory ones, but if the tea room or hostess sneaks some strawberries or pineapple or mandarin oranges into one of my tea sandwiches, I certainly don't mind!

So here's what I did: Baked zucchini bread. Sliced fairly thin (about 3/8 of an inch), cut off the top crust, and then cut into squares (about 1-1/2 inches). For the spread, I mixed pineapple (1 small can) and cream cheese (an 8-ounce block) and sandwiched it between two slices of the zucchini bread. It was heavenly! It tasted so light and airy, and you can bet I'll be serving this quick and easy sandwich at one of my next tea parties, especially since I made an extra loaf of zucchini bread that is already waiting in my freezer!

14 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Sounds delicious!

Linda J. said...

This sounds delicious! Wish I had some right now! Just last Saturday at The Tea Room in Milford, OH (I posted this week), the owner served cream cheese and a slice of turkey breast on homemade date nut bread. The turkey cut the sweetness just enough.

Marilyn said...

Love this idea. I have used raisin bread with cream cheese, but not zucchini bread. I will have to give this some thought and remember in the summer when zucchini is plentiful.

Christa said...

yum great idea, Angela

Auntea said...

Mmmm, I can't wait to make this for my next tea. It sounds so good. Zucchini bread is my daughter's favorite so something tells me I'll be making it alot. Thanks for the idea.

Ginger said...

This sound wonderful!

Martha said...

Looks delicious and if you have a large enough tea a sweet bread sandwich is always good! I'll have to try this sometime. A favorite is date nut bread with a cream cheese/blue cheese/walnut filling! Yum!

Bernideen said...

Thanks for another great recipe!

Lady Katherine said...

Looks delicious! I too love to use different breads! This was wonderful! Join me for Tea Time on Tuesday's. I would love to have you.

paperbutterfly said...

Great recipe! I am enjoying your collection as it grows.

Love the quilt...it will be wonderful!

Blessings, Pam

Anonymous said...

Hello, Angela - these sandwiches look delicious! Can't believe the tea room closed, this would have been a good recipe for Chef Rivers.
Do you know if she's going to
re-open at another location?
That sure was an outstanding tea room & I shall miss it! From the food, to the atmosphere, to the friendly staff - it had it all.
Thanks for the recipe,
Joanie

Susan said...

I love zucchini bread! Zucchini can be boring, but not as a sweet bread!
Delicious !

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

This looks so scrumptious and it's so pretty, too!

Deberah Williams said...

I can only say that those tea sandwiches look good enough for at least 13 comments. Yum!