What a gem of a recipe. I made these for my family for a snack on the weekend. DH ate and ate and ate them. They were sweet and creamy and really did taste a lot like a carrot cake. Thank you for sharing with us.
I just served these little treats at a Ladies' Open House- they were a hit with everyone!!! Thank you, Queen, for making me look like an awesome cook. (I used toasted chopped walnuts and thick boutique-style raisin bread.)
These were a big hit at my Girls Martini party, I cut them out with little heart cutouts
I made these for a breakfast potluck at work. Everyone loved them, and were intrigued by the unique combination of ingredients. Easy to make the night before, and have ready for a morning event. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the filling make enough for 2 loaves of bread.
I made these for my mom's 80th birthday party, and all the ladies loved this. These tea sandwiches went before the food that was catered went. Definetely a hit. Thanks for sharing. I added crushed pineapple, but made sure it was drained very well.
Delicious! Enough for 2 loaves easily. I put in freezer for 30 minutes prior to slicing. Did not remove crusts from loaf of Vanilla Cinnimon Raison bread I used, they were very tender. Thanks for posting.
I made these for a birthday brunch for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. They are both fans of carrot cake so I thought this would be an unexpected surprise that would be easy for everyone to enjoy (and for me to make) without being overly rich and heavy (especially for an early Sunday morning family get-together.) <br/><br/>I used a boutique-style cinnamon bread (no raisins) that already had some frosting drizzled on it like a cinnamon bun. It didn't really have a rind or crust to remove but the cinnamon was marbled throughout giving it a more cake-like appearance. I cut each sandwich in half and arranged them in a round Corningware bowl. In each corner, where there was a gap from the square bread, I put some baby carrots and extra walnuts as a garnish. Two tall paper-thin candles made the treat into a birthday dessert complete with a wish for each birthday girl.<br/><br/>I could have easily used the extra frosting to cover the entire exterior, but honestly, I thought that would be overkill and would defeat the purpose of having a dessert everyone could eat like a finger food. <br/><br/>Instead, I bought a second loaf, this time of traditional cinnamon raisin bread and made another batch with the remaining frosting which yielded half for a potluck at another occasion and the rest was enjoyed on Halloween.<br/><br/>I thought it was good with or without the bread crust as well. I sampled a slim slice of bread from the heel folded in half and it was definitely yummy. I did notice a couple people cough while eating, so the more moist and gooey your bread is, the better. Or serve with tea, milk, lemonade, or pumpkin punch (for a fall treat).
Nice easy finger food.
I made these for a tea party for my 4 & 5 year old. The 5 year old loved them, the 4 year doesn't like cream cheese. I made them again for a party for adults and they were a huge hit. Very good and easy to make. I usually add more than 1 cup of carrots and I squeeze out most of the moisture before adding it to the cream cheese.
EXCELLANT!!! ...and so easy. Little effort gives big results (I love that).