Surprise Bread




About: So many things to learn and make, so little time! I like things that are cool, useful, efficient, well crafted.

This will yield 24 tiny stacked sandwiches. Great for parties!

Credits: this is not my idea, but something popular around here, that people just rarely make themselves. See link for more inspiration.

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Step 1: Ingredients

I opted for a filling with fresh herbs and cream cheese, roasted vegetables, and various pickles. But you can choose any filling you like -- of course!

For just an appetizer, choose white flour and less "loaded" filling. To save time, I used a pack of ready-to-use bread flour, with seeds.

Step 2: Make the Bread

Follow the pack instructions for the dough.

Build a cylinder of wax paper into a round cake mold. Spread oil and a little flour on the bottom of the mold (to avoid sticking).

Cover and let rest for 2+ hours.

Bake for 20 minutes at 100°C (approx 200°F) and 30 minutes at 200°C (approx 400°F).

While it is baking, prepare the filling -- see next step.

Step 3: Make the Fillings

Slice the veggies, roast them in olive oil, with some crushed garlic.

Use olive oil rather moderately, and do not let the oil cool down (it is re-heated oil that is unhealthy). Add salt.

Hack the herbs and mix them into the cream cheese. Add salt and pepper.

Chop the dried tomatoes.

Step 4: Make the Sandwiches

Let the bread completely cool down (I insist, don't be so impatient!). Keep the wax paper for step 5.

Slice horizontally to get four slices. A bread knife insures clean cuts.

Make two (big!) sandwiches: spread butter, cream cheese with herbs, and add the vegetables.

(Depending on the bread size and you skill, you can make thinner slices for more floors.)

Cut vertically into 4 sectors, then each sector into 3. Hence 12 sectors, so 24 little sandwiches!

Step 5: Arrange the Stack

Transfer the slices on a (nice) plate. This is an important steps because it insures that the slices are perfectly separated. (if not... I can imagine a Mr. Bean episode!)

Re-use the wax paper for protection (to keep moisture) and cover with a light plate, and keep in the fridge until  serving time.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Bon appétit!

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    16 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Ive only just seen this, and its AWSOME! OMG i am soooo making cake sandwich for every up and coming occasion.... hummm turkey cake sandwiches from crimbo dinner, - yes i think so!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, this is awesome, I never thought about the possibility of bread to become like a cake! I would say too, this is a brilliant idea. I have this upcoming event and I would like to impress the participants and at the same time give them an idea that this is possible. Giving the credit to the author of course :) I love experimenting with food and this is one of those recipes that I would like to add to my collection. Happy to be here.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the nice comment. In fact I can only be credited for bringing it to Credits added in the intro.

    I am wondering if you guys and gals have thought of other fillings besides what the author had already shared with us all. Thanks in advance :)

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It's basically a sandwich, so you can choose any filling you like. The filling I described is just an example.

    Moreover, since there are multiple layers of sandwich, you can choose different fillings at the same time ;-)


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Hi there ! Sorry, took me ages to say thank you. Wow, this means there is an endless possibility and even combination to what fillings we could have. Thank you!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting, like a sandwich/cake combination...


    Oh wow! something new for me. Great idea! I would love to try this on my upcoming birthday. Would love to surprise my family and friends and definitely they would get the *brilliant* idea too Thanks!

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Credits: this is not my idea, but something somehow popular here, but that people rarely make themselves. See link.

    And I wish you a nice birthday!