Spanish Olive & Cream Cheese Canapes (Zwt-8)
photo by flower7
- Ready In:
- 10 slices bread (firm white sandwich)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ounce parmigiano-reggiano cheese
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened (3/4 cup)
- 1⁄3 cup Spanish olives (green, pimiento-stuffed, rinsed, drained & finely chopped - 3 oz)
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 2 teaspoons medium-dry sherry
- Put oven rack in middle position & preheat oven to 375°F
- Cut 40 sml rounds from bread slices w/cutter, then brush 1 side of ea round w/butter & bake on a lrg baking sheet until pale golden (about 8 min). Remove from oven, but leave toasts on baking sheet. Preheat broiler.
- Finely grate Parmigiano-Reggiano using rasp (yield = approx 1 cup). You may use a pre-grated variety if able to find.
- Mash together cream cheese, olives, scallion, bell pepper, paprika & sherry until combined well. Then top each toast w/1 tsp cream cheese mixture & sprinkle w/grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
- Broil canapés about 4 in from heat until Parmigiano-Reggiano begins to turn golden (about 1 min).
- COOK NOTES: Toasts can be made 1 dy ahead, cooled completely & then kept in an airtight container at room temperature. The cream cheese mixture can be made 1 dy ahead (chill & cover). Bring to room temp before using.
- MY TIP: My choice would be to brush the bread slices while still whole & then cut the rounds. This would mean far less time spent handling 40 sml pieces of bread.
Questions & Replies
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Delicious! I used Neufchatel and wheat bread. Since I was just making for myself, I didn't bother with bread rounds (just cut each piece of bread into quarters). The first one I made, I read the instructions wrong and broiled for too long so the bread burned on the edges, but it still tasted good! LOL I won't make that mistake again though ;) Thanks for sharing!
I cut this back to make just 8 and we had them for lunch with Recipe#480733 and they are delicious. I used 95% fat free cream cheese and homemade 50/50 white and whole wheat bread. These little darlings quickly become addictive so you might want to make more than you think you'll need. Everything about them just tastes so good! Thank You twiss :D
RECIPE SUBMITTED BY
I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)