Sandwich Cake | Simple Savory Sandwich Cake

A simple yet delicious sandwich, shaped in the form of a cake…

 

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We are already two months done in 2022. I guess my fingers are still not used to typing this year. It is like time is flying really fast. I am trying to do as much as I can but all I can do is slag and hope that things will be better. Everyone tells not to beat myself up, but I really don’t know at times what I need to do. One side of me is hopeful about the Almighty’s Mercy, while the other side goes into a deep trench thinking too much. Aren’t we all like that in times of desperation? At this time, I remember that prayer of Musa (AS) that is just as relevant for any period of our life:

Rabbi innee limaaa anzalta ilaiya min khairin faqeer
“My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.” (Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 24)

The way the heart feels after this is recited is unbelievable. We will only get what He has willed in our way. That is the biggest reassurance we can have in this fleeting life…

 

On another note, I lost my flash drive which had all my blog material and a lot more things while sending off all our laptops to be serviced. I am crest fallen, to say the least, because I had all planned out for the coming month, but thankfully the backlog isn’t much, so all I need to do is to find some time to go through my camera to find all my drafts. But I am feeling really lazy to go through the mass of photos to do it. Ah, anyway, Alhamdulillah, I haven’t lost much and hopefully I can get it back with a little bit of work, InShaAllah…

 

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Coming to the recipe for today, this is one of the recipes that I have loved a lot while making. The sandwich cake is a Swedish special – a beautiful way of decking up an otherwise boring looking bread sandwich. I think the first time I came across it was on Shazia’s site long back. It immediately piqued my interest. I have a family, who even though like sweet stuff, don’t necessarily enjoy cakes. If I bake anything, they just eat a little piece. The rest is upto me to distribute and maybe keep some slices frozen for future use. However that wasn’t the case with this “cake”…

 

Most of the recipes online use a mix of cream cheese and mayonnaise. I replaced part of the cream cheese with labneh, just to make it a tad bit healthier. This recipe is quite forgiving. I used just the regular vegetables used for salad, like cucumber, carrot and some corianders. You can add shredded chicken for an extra bit of protein. I kept the filling to the minimum and kept the “frosting” for the sides quite thick. It is very important that you rest the cake as much as you can. The more you keep, the more softer the bread gets, flavors settle and it just tends to add a lot of flavor. I can’t wait for Ramadan to make this again. This is a perfect and healthy Iftar snack idea… 🙂 Off to the recipe…

 

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Sandwich Cake | Simple Savory Sandwich Cake

Course Tea Snacks
Cuisine European
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda AR

Ingredients

  • 10 slices brown bread
  • 180 gm labneh
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp mustard sauce
  • 1 cucumber peeled and grated
  • 1 carrot peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together the labneh, cheese, mayonnaise and mustard along with the salt and butter till a nice thick mixture.
  • Take half of it and toss along with the cucumber, carrot and coriander leaves. Season well.
  • In a long plate, layer two bread slices. You may remove the slices or keep it. Spread on layer of the vegetable mix.
  • Top with two more slices of bread and repeat till done. Use the leftover to cover on the top and sides.
  • Use the remaining labneh mix to cover the whole "cake" on the sides and top.
  • Transfer into a fridge for around two hours for the flavors to settle. Sprinkle up the coriander leaves on top, slice up and enjoy as your afternoon tea.

Notes

You can include shredded chicken or drained tuna flakes for an extra protien into the mixture.
If you don't have labneh, you can replace it with a tup of Philadelphia cream cheese. I wanted to make it a little guilt free, so I used the labneh. 

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